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Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Race Day: Drivers Vent At Chicagoland Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Friday was tell it like it is day at Chicagoland Speedway.
Call it disarming, call it refreshing, call it politically incorrect but do not call the way drivers were talking about subjects that have obviously been eating at them from the inside, evasive.
Here is what a select group [...]

Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday [...]

Race Day: Blades And More Power At DIS
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Race Day: Blades And More Power At DIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the Sprint Cup cars will be fitted with vertical blade spoilers at the 2.5-mile oval for the first time since the introduction of the Car of Tomorrow.
The cars will also be fitted with restrictor plates with larger air holes.
This weekend, drivers [...]

France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes
Friday, 2 Jul, 2010 – 13:56 | 2 Comments
France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Based on the sagging attendance NASCAR has experienced this season, it was only fitting that the organization’s CEO, Brian France, fielded questions Friday morning from a sparse gathering in the Daytona International Speedway media center about the state of the sport.
A variety of questions directed to [...]

Race Day: Is Race To The Chase A Real Deal?
Sunday, 27 Jun, 2010 – 8:39 | One Comment
Race Day: Is Race To The Chase A Real Deal?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 marks the beginning of the so-called Race to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series.
And while this 10-race stretch which leads up to the real, actual Chase playoff is more marketing ploy than real, actual event (It’s kind of like what Boss’s Day is to [...]

Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 9:58 | One Comment
Race Day: Cup Takes First Road Trip Of Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
More and more drivers seem to be spending less and less time getting grouchy about having to compete in the two road races on the Sprint Cup schedule. Some still are not thrilled, but all have come to accept them.
The series holds its first road race of the season today [...]

Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS
Sunday, 13 Jun, 2010 – 9:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Racing And Feuding Moves To MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The hot topic in Sprint Cup this week – as it has been fairly often this year – is driver feuds. Their causes and effects have been debated more than the slumping economy in the garages at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
The spark, of course, was last weekend’s post-race blowup [...]

Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy
Wednesday, 9 Jun, 2010 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: Logano Zinger Was Award Worthy

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Seeing as how NASCAR has an award for everything else, how about one for Zinger of the Year?
I nominate Joey Logano’s classic crack at Kevin Harvick during a heated confrontation following last Sunday’s Pocono race.
Logano blamed Harvick for crashing him, and added:
“His wife wears the fire suit in the family, tells [...]

Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch
Sunday, 6 Jun, 2010 – 8:39 | One Comment
Race Day: Eyes Will Be On Burton vs. Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sometimes it is not the volume or intensity of a squabble which makes news. Sometimes it is the person who is doing the squabbling.
Such as last weekend in Charlotte when Jeff Burton laid into Kyle Busch after the Coca-Cola 600.
Race fans expect angry encounters between Busch and people like Kevin [...]

Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Time Machine: The Tale Of Two Andrettis

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Italian-born identical twins Mario and Aldo Andretti first took up their racing ambitions, they alternated behind the wheel of Hudson Hornets built in their adopted hometown of Nazareth, Pa. In an incredible tale of two brothers, from these humble beginnings Mario went on to rock star status due to his [...]