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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 [...]

Will A Stewart Victory Be A Shared Victory?
Thursday, 27 Oct, 2011 – 11:13 | Comments Off
Will A Stewart Victory Be A Shared Victory?

Barring a minor miracle – and NASCAR rules have banned both minor and major miracles – Hendrick Motorsports will finish the 2011 Sprint Cup season sans a champion.
Or will it?
While Hendrick Chase drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been all but eliminated from championship contention, the Hendrick-affiliated team of Tony Stewart [...]

Minter: Memory Lane Leads To Talladega
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Minter: Memory Lane Leads To Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing that gets the memories flowing more than a Sunday morning drive. The early morning trip to Talladega Superspeedway from my home in Georgia was a breeze, with little to no traffic on I-20 or even on Speedway Boulevard. It might be a bad sign for
the crowd [...]

Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Race Day: Everybody Needs Somebody At Talladega

It’s never fun to be a non-Chase driver at this time of the year. It must really be a bummer when the Chase moves to Talladega Superspeedway and the top teams and drivers start making out their dance cards for the Sprint Car Samba.
It usually leaves the group of drivers that resides on the second [...]

Martin Earns Talladega Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 13:50 | Comments Off
Martin Earns Talladega Pole

Mark Martin won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin, a non-Chase driver, turned a lap at 181.367 mph.
“Oh course the race is a bigger more important competition but this is still for pride and I am very proud of my race team because of the great work that [...]

Buescher On Truck Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Buescher On Truck Pole

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Championship contender James Buescher qualified on-pole Friday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Coca-Cola 250 Powered by fred’s, the perfect spot to launch his “patiently aggressive” game plan.
Buescher turned in a fast lap of 177.676 mph around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway trioval, placing him directly in front of points-leader Austin Dillon, [...]

Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing

At a time when many racing operations are scaling back, Kyle Busch has opted to ramp up as he announced Friday that the team he owns will field a full-time Nationwide Series effort next season.
Busch, whose Kyle  Busch Motorsports team has been racing in the Camping World Truck Series the past couple years, made his [...]

Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas
Thursday, 20 Oct, 2011 – 7:27 | One Comment
Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas

In the wake of Dan Wheldon’s death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday, Darrell Waltrip says he hesitates to “second-guess” the IndyCar Series’ decision to race there – but that it was probably a bad idea.
“I know those guys were apprehensive going into that race,” says Waltrip, a retired three-time NASCAR champion who early [...]

Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled
Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2011 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled

The field for this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 in South East Queensland, Australia, has been finalized with the addition of English driver Darren Turner as a replacement for the late Dan Wheldon.
A two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, Wheldon was killed Sunday in a crash during the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series Las Vegas Indy 300 [...]

Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones

Just when you think the worst is in the past, the sport rears up and shows you it’s never going to be truly safe.
SAFER Barriers, head and neck restraints, crushable panels, Kevlar construction, none of that technology is enough to keep race drivers completely safe.
Now the open-wheel division of the sport has claimed the [...]