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Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 16:37 | Comments Off
Newman Tops In Bizarre Qualifying In Loudon

Ryan Newman won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
To get the pole, Newman had to wait out a rain delay that began with him and four other drivers still in the pits and waiting to qualify.
Second on the starting grid will be Kasey Kahne and [...]

Test Could Play Part In Determining Champion
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Test Could Play Part In Determining Champion

Championship contenders Will Power, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon are scheduled to punch the clock for a full, eight-hour day of IZOD IndyCar Series testing today at Kentucky Speedway.
The 1.5-mile oval in Sparta, Ken., will play host to the series’ penultimate race – the Kentucky Indy 300 – on Oct. 2, with the season-ending IZOD [...]

Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 10:41 | 5 Comments
Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement

In today’s Morning Memo we find that:
The fuel-mileage element to NASCAR races is out of control.
Yes, the race to get to the checkered flag before the cars start stuttering and gasping and slowing can add an element of drama to race-track proceedings. Theatrical-like drama.
But lost in that drama are such things as, well, auto [...]

Racin’ News: Waltrip Adds Miller; Talladega Rule Changes
Wednesday, 21 Sep, 2011 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Waltrip Adds Miller; Talladega Rule Changes

In Racin’ News today:
Michael Waltrip Racing today named Scott Miller executive vice president of competition effective at the conclusion of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller has served in several roles throughout his 16-year stint in NASCAR, most recently as director of competition at Richard Childress Racing. Miller has been a winning crew chief and [...]

Spoiler Alert: RT Staff Reveals Chase Results
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 12:27 | Comments Off
Spoiler Alert: RT Staff Reveals Chase Results

(Editor’s Note: The Geico 500 scheduled for Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway has been postponed until noon Eastern on Monday. Persistent rain forced the postponement.)
JOLIET, Ill. – This year’s edition of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship starts today in Chicago-ish. Though the field was determined with a new wild card format, it still features [...]

Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon held off the relentless Will Power on a restart with two laps left to win Sunday’s Indy Japan: The Final and remain a factor in a revised IZOD IndyCar Series championship chase.
A self-described “stupid move” and the resulting avoidable contact penalty levied against three-time/reigning series champion Dario Franchitti just before halfway [...]

Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles

CONCORD, N.C. – Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson enters the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship seeking his third consecutive victory at zMAX Dragway, but it’s the obstacles the Minnesota native has overcome in recent years that make the pressures of a fifth title run appear miniscule.
During the last two years, Anderson has [...]

INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
Friday, 16 Sep, 2011 – 9:32 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan

A comprehensive report prepared by Dr. Terry Trammell for members of the IZOD IndyCar Series traveling to Twin Ring Motegi for this weekend’s road-race concluded that the trip to Japan may expose participants to an increased level of radiation “unlikely to pose a long-term health risk.”
But the report also noted that “numerous aftershocks continue throughout [...]

The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 13:41 | Comments Off
The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT

ATLANTA – Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, attended Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves/Florida Marlins baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta. Kenseth was in town to chat with the media about next month’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and other racing-related
topics.
The Wisconsin native took time to field 20 questions from RacinToday.com:
1. Other [...]

INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded

Randy Bernard is confident the IZOD IndyCar Series’ final scheduled race at Twin Ring Motegi this weekend will be contested in a safe environment, despite concerns voiced by superstar Danica Patrick over lingering radiation levels and earthquake aftershocks in Japan.
“If I did (have concerns), I wouldn’t be sending everyone,” Bernard said during a teleconference from [...]