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Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Being a native of Colombia, Juan Pablo Montoya still has a bit of trouble with the English language. And from time to time, that can lead to translation problems and even misunderstandings.
But in talking about restarts under NASCAR’s new double-file procedure during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race on the road course [...]

Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by [...]

Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* It was a sight that few would have imagined a couple years ago: large chunks of empty grandstands at Michigan International Speedway on Sprint Cup race day. At Michigan, for gosh sakes, there in world capital of all things automobile. There, where the [...]

Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 10:28 | Comments Off
Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson

By Larry Woody |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
All Johnny Benson wanted to do was race.
But even winning the NASCAR truck series championship last year couldn’t save Benson’s ride in the current crumbling economy, and last week his Red Horse Racing Team folded due to lack of sponsorship.
Undeterred, the 45-year-old Benson packed his racing suit and helmet and headed [...]

Viva La France: Peugeot Ousts Audi At Le Mans
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 8:40 | 2 Comments
Viva La France: Peugeot Ousts Audi At Le Mans

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Peugeot put an end to Audi’s eight-year run as kings of sports car racing by winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.
The French car-maker sent the hundreds of thousands of fans into a frenzy by finishing first and second in the LMP1 class in the 77th running of the world’s greatest and [...]

Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory

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Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps [...]

Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 14:20 | Comments Off
Busch Not A ‘Sorry Sap’ Nor A Smashing Success In Nashville

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
Gladeville, Tenn. – It was surely the weirdest “victory celebration” in NASCAR history.
Kyle Busch dashed to pieces the $2,000 hand-painted Gibson guitar that for nine years has been Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark trophy following his win Saturday night.
Busch said he wanted to celebrate “rock-star style” and had told his team beforehand [...]

Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:55 | 2 Comments
Wood Brothers Get Their First Taste Of NHRA Action

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Eddie Wood and Len Wood, owners of NASCAR’s famed Wood Brothers Racing  team, attended their first-ever NHRA drag racing event when they dropped into the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. over the weekend.
Pretty safe to say they had a good time.
“It’s hard to put into words,” Eddie Wood said. [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:50 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory at Texas

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Helio Castroneves’ freedom tour continued on Saturday night when he won the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves pulled away from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe over the final laps to get the victory.
“Pedal to the metal, drive it like I stole it,” Castroneves said.
It was his second victory in the last three races [...]

Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | One Comment
Eliminations set at Route 66 Nationals

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Tony Pedregon raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 36th of his career Saturday at the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
Antron Brown, Mike Edwards and Doug Horne also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series [...]