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Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover

The Second Day Lede:
Kurt Busch was in anything but a win it or wreck it mood the middle of last week. In fact, light and laid back, he was barely in a Kurt Busch mood.
Perhaps it was the hunting trip he had been on at a private farm in central Kansas. Or maybe the thick, [...]

Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners
Monday, 3 Oct, 2011 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Maple Grove Crowns Rain-Delayed Winners

Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) collected victories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ rain-delayed final round of the Auto Plus® NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Monday.
Coverage of the rain-delayed eliminations will air tonight, Monday Oct. 3, on [...]

Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead

Dario Franchitti moved to the points lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings Sunday when he finished second at Kentucky Speedway. Will Power, who had the lead with the race started and who led the first 48 laps at Kentucky, finished 19th.
Franchitti, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, heads to the season finale at Las Vegas [...]

Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Petit Le Mans ended early and in controversy when a battle for the lead left Romain Dumas and his Audi R18 TDI crashed against the barrier on the back straight of Road Atlanta.
The incident, which occurred with 255 miles remaining in the 1,000-mile race, paved the way for a Peugeot [...]

Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Nabs 50th Truck Series Victory

Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, [...]

Truex On Pole In Dover
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Truex On Pole In Dover

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Truex, who claimed his first pole of the season and the sixth of his career, will start the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup next to Kurt Busch, the highest qualifying driver [...]

Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Anthony Davidson drove the Peugeot 908 to the pole for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where two of the French factory cars will share the first two rows with the cars of Audi Sport Team Joest.
Qualifying on the the front row with Davidson was Timo Bernhard, who posted the [...]

Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care

It’s not just fuel tanks which are running low in races these days in Sprint Cup. Civility and decorum also appear to be down to fumes.
And that’s great. Great for fans and great for the sport.
A couple weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase driver Tony Stewart talked about how in Sprint Cup on-track respect has [...]

Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 8:01 | One Comment
Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call

Tires, suspension parts, cylinder heads, carburetors, performance-enhancing drugs and wings. Over the years, all these things and many more have taken their turns as objects of racing controversy. A couple weekends ago at Chicagoland Speedway, two-way radios took their turn.
The guess here is that the controversy over two-way radios has not been squelched for good.
The [...]

Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 6:52 | Comments Off
Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit

For the second time in three days of testing, Audi Sport’s Romain Dumas set the fastest lap of the day ahead of Saturday’s 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
The Frenchman set a lap of 1:09.550 (131.474 mph) in Wednesday’s two-hour session at Road Atlanta in the Audi R18 that he will share with [...]