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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and hung to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The finished capped an exciting final 50 or so laps which saw Keselowski and Busch exchange the lead a couple of times and attempt to exchanged it many more times.
The [...]

Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 16:20 | 8 Comments
Woody: Sam Bass Readies A New Guitar

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Although NASCAR made no official response to Kyle Busch’s embarrassing guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 Nationwide victory at Nashville Superspeedway, it took notice.
“Mike Helton (NASCAR president) came up to me a few weeks later and said he appreciated how I handled it,” said Sam Bass, the renowned [...]

Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Sturbin: IndyCar Drivers To Get Pushy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indy Racing League Notes and Quotes:
* IndyCar drivers will have a “push-to-pass” option at their fingertips when the series competes at Kentucky Speedway this weekend.
In addition to previously announced aerodynamic performance-related items, Honda Performance Development will introduce brief bursts of additional horsepower and 200 RPMs (to a 10,500 total) via [...]