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Busch Issues Public Apology
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 20:56 | One Comment
Busch Issues Public Apology

Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend by NASCAR after having wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, issued a public apology on Saturday night.
The apology, issued in a statement reads:
“To all,
I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to [...]

NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS

FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR officials came down hard on Kyle Busch on Saturday morning for his part in an ugly incident which occurred during Friday night’s Camping World race at Texas Motor
Speedway.
Busch’s weekend is over. He will be parked for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race, today’s practices and also for Saturday’s Nationwide race, NASCAR [...]

Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 22:49 | Comments Off
Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack

Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Biffle, a non-Chase driver, won the pole with a lap at 193.736 mph.
Roush Fenway’s David Ragan posted a lap at 193.729 mph to qualify second fastest.
Matt Kenseth gave Roush Fenway a 1-2-3 sweep as [...]

Harvick Wins Texas Truck Race
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 21:22 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Texas Truck Race

Kevin Harvick won as driver in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but lost as a team owner.
Harvick won as a driver in the Win Star World Casino 350k after passing James Buescher shortly after a restart with 44 laps to go and then holding onto the lead the rest [...]

Patrick’s Cup Plans Announced
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 16:17 | One Comment
Patrick’s Cup Plans Announced

A couple of more questions about Danica Patrick’s NASCAR future were answered on Friday during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway.
At the press conference, which was attended by both Patrick and her Sprint Cup team owner, Tony Stewart, it was announced that Patrick will drive in 10 Cup races next year.
Also, she will be [...]

Woody: Jeremy Mayfield Case Is Heart-Breaking
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2011 – 20:00 | 12 Comments
Woody: Jeremy Mayfield Case Is Heart-Breaking

Despite an onslaught of incriminating evidence over the last couple of years I had continued to hold onto hope that the drug-use accusations against Jeremy Mayfield were untrue.
I thought maybe a mistake had been made in the lab, or that people who claimed to know about Mayfield’s alleged problem were either mistaken or making it [...]

Racin’ News: Reutimann, MWR To Part Ways
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2011 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Reutimann, MWR To Part Ways

In racin’ news today:
(In this package: Reutimann out at MWR; Danica’s plans to be detailed; Penske to return in tact to INDYCAR; Ed Carpenter launches own IndyCar team; KVM going with Chevy.)
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that it would release driver David Reutimann at the end of the 2011 season.
MWR has scheduled a press conference [...]

Jimmie Could Be Down To His Last Gasp
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Jimmie Could Be Down To His Last Gasp

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Hendrick Motorsports has dominated Martinsville Speedway this century, winning 10 of the last 17 races with Jimmie Johnson claiming six of them.
In fact, from April 2003-March 2009 Hendrick Motorsports lost only three Martinsville races – one to Rusty Wallace, one to Tony Stewart and another to Denny Hamlin. When Johnson wasn’t in [...]

The Day Roush Racing Teammates Had At It
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 10:01 | Comments Off
The Day Roush Racing Teammates Had At It

It was a scene so bizarre, so out of character, so disturbing that few who saw it will ever forget it. That includes those who lived it.
Now, four years later, the participants apparently have gotten over it and the result could be the winning of the 2011 Sprint Cup championship for one of them.
The scene [...]

Rain Cancels Qualifying, Heats Up Controversies
Saturday, 29 Oct, 2011 – 9:30 | One Comment
Rain Cancels Qualifying, Heats Up Controversies

(Editor’s Note: Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session at Martinsville Speedway has been canceled by rain.)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. cited a playing field that’s “way too level” as the catalyst for numerous incidents last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway that spilled over into a racing ethics discussion at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
On a day that [...]