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Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes

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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 8:01 | One Comment
Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Consider the IndyCar Series’ decision to return Texas Motor Speedway to its “traditional” spot as first race after the Indianapolis 500 in 2010 as an extra round of therapy for track president Eddie Gossage.
Widely acknowledged as the country’s premier motorsports promoter, Gossage continues to recover at [...]

Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* You think some NASCAR team owner out there ought to be scrambling right now to come up with the telephone number of Mark Skaife? Think that owner should have the check book out and the seat-fitting department on high alert?
Perhaps, because judging [...]

Race Day: This Isn’t California
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2009 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Race Day: This Isn’t California

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Heavy rains  in Upstate New York have forced postponement of the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
The revised schedule calls for the race to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.  There is, however, a chance for more rain in the area on Monday.
When the race does resume, it will [...]

Green Means Danger At The Glen
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Green Means Danger At The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There’s more than meets the eye for a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver barreling into Turn 1 at Watkins Glen International.
Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson has the option of gridding from either the inside or outside at the start of Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. [...]

Briscoe Sets Qualifying Mark At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 13:00 | One Comment
Briscoe Sets Qualifying Mark At Mid-Ohio

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Ryan Briscoe won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap-record time of 1:06.6814 seconds on Saturday.
The Team Penske driver won the race at Mid-Ohio a year ago.
Second fastest on Saturday was Justin Wilson of Dale Coyne Racing.
In the second row of the starting grid will be Scott [...]

Ganassi Team Makes Point, Krohn Wins Race at The Glen
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 21:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi Team Makes Point, Krohn Wins Race at The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Daytona Prototype aces Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas are points-racing.  And with only three events remaining on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule, they’re not apologizing.
A second-place finish to Krohn Racing’s Nic Jonsson and Ricardo Zonta in Friday’s Crown Royal 200 at The Glen allowed [...]

Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne
Wednesday, 5 Aug, 2009 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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This week’s NASCAR teleconference was livelier than usual. Kasey Kahne was the featured speaker, and some interesting subjects, some on-track and some off, were discussed. Here’s a look at a few of them.
* Points racing:
One of the most interesting topics was the importance of race wins versus making the cut [...]

Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win [...]

Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had [...]