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Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 13:36 | 3 Comments
Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend, teams and drivers and fans will bid farewell to the original racing surface at Kansas Speedway. For many – especially drivers – the farewell will be tearful.
But know this: The removal and replacement of the 11-year-old asphalt at Kansas is absolutely necessary. The alternative […]

Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP
Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP

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Not even being penalized 10 spots on the starting grid could slow street-racing monster Will Power as the Team Penske driver overcame his 12th-place starting position to win Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The victory was the second of the season and second in a row for Power, who won […]

Biffle Wins Cup Race At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 21:55 | Comments Off on Biffle Wins Cup Race At Texas Motor Speedway
Biffle Wins Cup Race At Texas Motor Speedway

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Greg Biffle passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 31 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first for Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing team since they won at Kansas Speedway in October of 2010. It was Biffle’s […]

Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 19:21 | Comments Off on Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway
Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Pardon Dale Earnhardt Jr. if he doesn’t bother sending out invitations to his next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
“People know I’m not Nostradamus, so they don’t ask me questions about the future,” Junior joked earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s Samsung […]

Busch Brothers Have New Owner, Driver At TMS
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Have New Owner, Driver At TMS
Busch Brothers Have New Owner, Driver At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – In what might prove to be a landmark case study in sibling anger management, NASCAR’s Busch Brothers are collaborating as owner/driver for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch will make his series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 54 Monster […]

INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules
Tuesday, 10 Apr, 2012 – 7:13 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rules revisions relevant to pit road and lapped traffic during IZOD IndyCar Series road and street-course races will go into effect beginning with Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR president of competition, announced Monday that pit road will be open from the outset of non-emergency full-course […]

Off Weekend Means Too Much Time To Think
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2012 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Off Weekend Means Too Much Time To Think
Off Weekend Means Too Much Time To Think

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Notes for a weekend without racing:
It’s true: Ryan Newman got the victory in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville only because a wreck during the green/white/checkered restart took out the three drivers who most “deserved” to win.
But to define the Martinsville race – and Newman’s team – with such […]

Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy
Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon says target lap speeds in the 225 mile per hour range with the IZOD IndyCar Series’ new chassis/engine package aren’t necessarily a lock for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next month – nor should they be.
“I think you got to stick to the important […]

Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas
Tuesday, 3 Apr, 2012 – 13:04 | Comments Off on Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas
Nobile Shakes Early-Season Woes At Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Driver Vincent Nobile and his Mountain View Racing Pro Stock team was not just one of the best feel-good stories in the NHRA last season, they were one of the best in all of racing.
Over the weekend, the team and driver took major steps toward showing that their wonderful […]

Newman Emerges From Wild Finish To Win M’ville
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Newman Emerges From Wild Finish To Win M’ville
Newman Emerges From Wild Finish To Win M’ville

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Ryan Newman inherited the lead after a wreck during a green/white/checkered restart collected the race leaders, held the lead during a second overtime restart and went on to win Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver – who overcame a speeding […]