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Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 7:00 | One Comment
Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS

With just two races to go before the Chase – starting with Today’s postponed-by-wet-weather AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – the scramble for final berths is still on.
That’s especially true for the two wild card berths and that situation will undoubtedly not be unscrambled until the checkered flag waves at Richmond next weekend.
And while [...]

Pedregon Cruises To Pole
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 19:07 | Comments Off
Pedregon Cruises To Pole

Cruz Pedregon set a track record for time as he raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Sunday at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line  (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycles) also took the top spots in their categories at [...]

Minter: The Answer To Top Questions Is – Tires
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 7:12 | 2 Comments
Minter: The Answer To Top Questions Is – Tires

HAMPTON, Ga. – Somewhere deep down, there’s always a reasonable explanation for events that seem to defy logic.
For instance, why have there been five first-time winners in the Sprint Cup Series and so many races decided by pit strategy and fuel mileage?
According to Denny Hamlin, the answer to that question, like many others in the [...]

Kahne Takes Top Qualifying Spot At Atlanta
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Kahne Takes Top Qualifying Spot At Atlanta

Kasey Kahne posted a fast lap at 186.196 mph to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The pole was the second of the season for Kahne, whose last victory in the Cup series was at Atlanta in September of 2009.
“It was definitely not a perfect lap, but [...]

Minter: Drivers Pick ‘Things’ Over Their President
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 14:36 | 9 Comments
Minter: Drivers Pick ‘Things’ Over Their President

HAMPTON, Ga. – The hot topic in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday wasn’t the Chase, or the Sprint Summer Showdown or Dale Jr.’s new contract or the latest sponsor move.
It was the decision by four drivers to decline invitations to meet President Obama at the White House next week.
The event is [...]

Power On Baltimore Pole
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off
Power On Baltimore Pole

Will Power on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s inaugural IndyCar race through the streets of Baltimore.
The Team Penske driver had a fast lap of 1:20.2447 on the circuit.
Power is coming off a victory last weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., where he had started from the pole.
Second fastest was Graham Rahal of Ganassi [...]

Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 6:51 | Comments Off
Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore

Predictable new track blues prompted a four-hour delay before Friday’s opening practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
After crews addressed potential safety issues relating to fencing lining the 2-mile, 12-turn street circuit, the tight, bumpy and freshly paved temporary layout played to generally positive reviews.
“Obviously, the fans and drivers are disappointed with [...]

Earnhardt Jr. To Stay At Hendrick
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 12:03 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Stay At Hendrick

NASCAR’s most popular driver will remain with Sprint Cup’s most dominant team.
Hendrick Motorsports and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Thursday that they have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep Earnhardt behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolets.
“We’re excited to have everything formalized and announced,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. [...]

Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)
Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2011 – 7:05 | 10 Comments
Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)

Danica Patrick’s announcement about jilting the IndyCar Series for NASCAR started tongues wagging and keyboards clicking last week as pundits pondered the impact Ms. Patrick will have on stock car racing.
Frankly, nobody knows how she’ll do on the track. She’s reasonably talented and will have reasonably good equipment. Other than that all we know for [...]

Track Testers Get Jump On The Field At Phoenix
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011 – 8:12 | Comments Off
Track Testers Get Jump On The Field At Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Goodyear Tire Co. staged a two-day tire test party Monday and Tuesday at newly-repaved and reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway and a handful of NASCAR’s top wheelmen were invited.
The attendees included Sprint Cup series co-leaders Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson, No. 4 Carl Edwards, No. 8 Kurt Busch and No. 10 Tony [...]