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Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 17:03 | One Comment
Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field

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The field for next Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was filled out on Sunday and despite some tense moments, the field will include Danica Patrick.
Other big names who got in as a result of Bump Day runs were Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske, Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport, Paul Tracey of Dreyer & […]

Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 18:55 | Comments Off on Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the […]

Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit […]

Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 7:14 | One Comment
Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Kyle Busch versus Kevin Harvick feud. It’s merely been put on hold until after the four-race probation that started at Dover. There couldn’t be anything better for NASCAR and its TV ratings than a driver feud […]

Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 9:13 | One Comment
Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The cell phone thing is out of control. And not just with teen-agers, multi-tasking morons on the highway and bin Laden. They’ve become thumb-sucking tics for Americans of all ilks this century.
They’re even big in NASCAR, where they’re used as basic communication, for sure, but also as peace pipes.
They are […]

The Sarge Looks To Erase Two Skid Marks
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 16:45 | Comments Off on The Sarge Looks To Erase Two Skid Marks
The Sarge Looks To Erase Two Skid Marks

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher has won just about everything there is to win in his drag racing career. He has 67 race wins and seven championships and has won at about every track he’s ever competed on – except one.
He’s still winless at Atlanta Dragway.
“I’ve been […]

Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Saturday, 7 May, 2011 – 22:56 | Comments Off on Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington

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Regan Smith got one for the NASCAR little guys when he won the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of Smith’s career. It was the first for his Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team. It came in one of NASCAR’s most notorious races.
“This is the Southern 500. We’re not […]

Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
Saturday, 7 May, 2011 – 10:53 | Comments Off on Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Welcome to a special Track Violence edition of Race Day.
Actually, it really wasn’t planned out that way, but in the wake of last week’s race at Richmond and tonight’s race at a Darlington track which is equally prone to producing violence, it just kind of happened.
Much of the talk in […]

Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
Friday, 6 May, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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What has transpired  so far in 2011 for Denny Hamlin is definitely not what he had in mind after the disappointment of last season.
After coming up short while making a great run at a NASCAR Sprint Cup title a year ago, Hamlin likely spent the winter dreaming about how he’d […]

Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown

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Del Worsham won his second straight NHRA Top Fuel race and rookie Vincent Nobile won his first-ever Pro Stock event during in the final round of eliminations at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas on Sunday.
Also winning Sunday were Jeff Arend in Funny Car and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
After a […]