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Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500

Ryan Briscoe went out early in the Fast Nine portion of Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, set a surprisingly-fast four-lap speed and then sat nervously in the cockpit of his Chevrolet powered Dallara for the remainder of the 1.5-hour qualifying segment.
When the gun sounded to signal the end of the session, Briscoe had […]

Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane
Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane

CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner Eddie Sharp, Justin Lofton’s first career victory in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was a gamble that paid off.
Lofton simply viewed it as the fifth move in a chess match.
“First move, going back to Eddie’s,” explained the 26-year-old […]

Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 19:43 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch said Friday he didn’t believe any of Ryan Newman’s crewmen were in danger when he executed a burnout through Newman’s pit as he left pit road following a wreck in last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
“Newman left his pit a good 10 seconds before us,” Busch […]

Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman

CONCORD, N.C. – If a congressman from Georgia has his way military sponsorships in NASCAR could soon be a thing of the past.
That would include the National Guard’s association with the sport’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
An amendment, which prohibits funding of sponsorships for professional sports or sporting events, passed in a voice vote […]

Indy Girds For Fast Friday
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Indy Girds For Fast Friday
Indy Girds For Fast Friday

A change in turbocharger boost pressure promises to increase speeds, engineering data and perhaps anxiety levels for IZOD IndyCar Series teams during Fast Friday practice today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Setup data collected during six days/35 hours of practice this week for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27 largely will be shelved […]

Wheldon To Be Honored During Pre-500 Festivities
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Wheldon To Be Honored During Pre-500 Festivities
Wheldon To Be Honored During Pre-500 Festivities

The life of two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon will be honored during a variety of activities leading into the 96th running of the race on May 27.
Wheldon earned his second Indy 500 victory in dramatic fashion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last May 29, taking the lead for the first and only time on the […]

All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off on All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning
All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning

It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com will count down it’s […]

All-Star Moments: No. 5 – ‘The Tide Slide’
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 – 9:31 | Comments Off on All-Star Moments: No. 5 – ‘The Tide Slide’
All-Star Moments: No. 5 – ‘The Tide Slide’

It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com will count down it’s top […]

Saavedra Has Mother Of A Day At Indianapolis
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 22:45 | Comments Off on Saavedra Has Mother Of A Day At Indianapolis
Saavedra Has Mother Of A Day At Indianapolis

Native Colombian Sebastian Saavedra welcomed his mother to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Mother’s Day in “hey, watch this” fashion, posting the fastest speed of Day 2 of practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Saavedra, driver of the No. 17 Team AFS Chevrolet for AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport, toured the 2.5-mile IMS oval in 40.6272-seconds […]

Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500
Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500

Jimmie Johnson broke a 16-race winless streak Saturday night when he won the Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway. He got the victory by pulling away from Tony Stewart on a restart with two laps to go.
The victory by the five-time champion gave Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Cup series victory.
“I want to thank all […]