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Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway
Friday, 23 Mar, 2012 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Hamlin’s fast lap was at 185.403 mph. It gave him his 10th career pole.
Second was Hamlin’s teammate, Kyle Busch, who turned his fast lap at 185.534 mph in his Toyota Camry.
“It was really a [...]

John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2012 – 7:57 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Carl Edwards jumped out of the top window of a six-story building here Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t because of the reversal of penalties levied by NASCAR against archrival Jimmie Johnson.
The lone three-time Sprint Cup Series race-winner at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards took part in a training session with Sgt. Todd [...]

John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 9:46 | One Comment
John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution

Josef Newgarden’s march to the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights championship began on the Streets of St. Pete, where the 21-year-old returns this weekend with a “big car” and revised expectations.
Newgarden is scheduled to make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, lapping the [...]

Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 7:14 | Comments Off
Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – If you don’t want an honest answer, don’t ask Brad Keselowski, but if you want an insightful one, then go to the Michigan native.
On the eve of Sunday’s Food City 500, Keselowski tweeted that his car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race was the best one he’d [...]

Keselowski Holds Off Kenseth In Bristol
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Keselowski Holds Off Kenseth In Bristol

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski passed Matt Kenseth for the lead with 115 to go, survived a restart with 17 to go and then held on the rest of the way to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the fifth of Keselowski’s career and it came by .71 [...]

Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 8:18 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – So what really happened over there at Turn 3 in the shards of light glaring in the dust on the last lap of the GT contest in the Sebring 12-hour?
Check the replay if you like, now available at ESPN3.com, but it won’t solve this one. It may be [...]

Jimmie Says Team Can Survive Denial Of Final Appeal
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Jimmie Says Team Can Survive Denial Of Final Appeal

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Hendrick Motorsports, it’s time to appear before stock car racing’s Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, team owner Rick Hendrick and crew chief Chad Knaus will make their final appeal regarding the penalties assessed the No. 48 team for infractions in Daytona. And if they’re upheld, Jimmie Johnson said Friday it would be [...]

Jim Pedley: Corvette And Sebring Joined At The Fenders
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Jim Pedley: Corvette And Sebring Joined At The Fenders

Doug Fehan took several seconds and one step backward on Thursday as he attempted to answer a question about two of his favorite subjects; the Sebring 12-hour race and Corvettes.
Finally, Fehan, General Motors’ program manager for Corvette Racing, hit on an answer which seemed to satisfy him after he was awkwardly asked: Um, er, duh, [...]

New Cars Getting Good Reviews From Drivers
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012 – 12:55 | Comments Off
New Cars Getting Good Reviews From Drivers

Graham Rahal says the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Open Test at Sebring international Raceway has confirmed there are more sweet-than-weak spots in the revolutionary Dallara DW12 chassis.
“It’s a good chassis,” said Rahal, among series regulars who tested on the bumpy 1.67-mile, 11-turn circuit last week. “When the car first came out there was a lot of [...]

Hendrick Penalties Upheld
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 13:58 | One Comment
Hendrick Penalties Upheld

Hendrick Motorsports’ appeal of penalties levided against the No. 48 Sprint Cup team by NASCAR officials have has been denied today.
A NASCAR release stated: “The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel unanimously upheld original penalties.”
The penalties, which include fines and a six-race suspensions for crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, came after [...]