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Racin’ News: Busch To Sub For Keselowski; Pocono to 400 Miles
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2011 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Busch To Sub For Keselowski; Pocono to 400 Miles

In Racin’ News Today, Wednesday, August 10:
(In this package: Busch to Sub for Brad; Pocono cutting 100 miles from races; Crew members suspended.)
Kurt Busch will take the place of injured Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide Race Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Tim Cindric of Penske Racing, the team for which both Busch and Keselowski drive [...]

Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 7:02 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Steam Corners, Ohio – Top Ten from the ALMS/IZOD IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 racing seasons since I drove my new Honda Accord into the pasture adjacent to Les Griebling’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (after dropping off my $10 bill to the family [...]

Hobbled Keselowski Wins Cup Race At Pocono
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2011 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Hobbled Keselowski Wins Cup Race At Pocono

Brad Keselowski, whose weekend was put in doubt when he severely injured his ankle during a test session early in the week, held off Kyle Busch to win the Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for Keselowski and the third of his career.
It [...]

Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish

Newton, Iowa – It’s not often that one driver will thank another for wrecking him late in a race. But that is exactly what Ricky Stenhouse did after he was rammed from behind as he headed for the finish line in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday night.
That’s because the ram job [...]

Pastrana Done Until 2012
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Pastrana Done Until 2012

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The much-anticipated debut of action sports star  Travis Pastrana in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will continue to be much-anticiapted until next season.
Pastrana Waltrip Racing announced today that Pastrana will not make his NNS debut until the 2012 season because of  injuries suffered during the 17th annual X Games last week in Los Angeles.
The 11-time X [...]

Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig
Friday, 5 Aug, 2011 – 11:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Carl Watchers In Need Of A New Gig

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
There are going to be a lot of media members up in Pocono today who are going to be looking for a new schtick this weekend. Gone will be their go-to question. The one which has gotten them through many a press conference this year.
Carl Edwards has announced [...]

Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall
Thursday, 4 Aug, 2011 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
Minter: Stand-Alone Tracks Destined To Fall

When the news broke that Nashville Superspeedway wouldn’t be seeking sanctions for NASCAR’s Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series races next year, it wasn’t much of a surprise. There have been better crowds for dirt Late Model races than what Nashville
pulled in recent races.
But there’s still a great sense of sadness, for the track and [...]

Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It
Monday, 1 Aug, 2011 – 10:34 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Gordon Was No. 2 And Loving It

Indianapolis – It had to enough to make the win-at-all-costs guys puke. Jeff Gordon actually smiling and laughing and admitting to be happy after finishing second in a sporting event. A big, huge pro sporting event at that.
But there he was Sunday afternoon after getting that runner-up finish at the Brickyard 400, not looking or [...]

Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2011 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Former Indy Garage Rat Menard Wins Brickyard

Indianapolis – Paul Menard used a fuel mileage gamble to make NASCAR’s second biggest race the site of his first Sprint Cup victory.
Menard held off a charging Jeff Gordon over the final laps of Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and crossed the finish line .725 seconds ahead of the four-time winner of the [...]

Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Carl Edwards looked stunned as he stood behind his Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup car in the concrete-walled garages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday. The incredulous look came
courtesy of news that a Jack Roush-owned car had never won the Brickyard 400.
“Mark Martin, how about Mark Martin?” Edwards asked back. “No? Can that be [...]