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Pedley: Busch Will Stumble All The Way To Title
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 12:41 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch Will Stumble All The Way To Title

Maturity is a character trait the visibility of which comes and goes. For virtually all people, you know? People who act extremely mature and responsible over their Cobb salad at lunch can be seen jamming french fries up their nose at dinner.
True, age does tend to decrease the frequency of fry-jammings, but it does not [...]

Busch Loses Driver’s License
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 6:57 | 4 Comments
Busch Loses Driver’s License

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver’s license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a public road.
Busch was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North [...]

Waltrip, Crew Chief Apologize To Steve Wallace
Monday, 22 Aug, 2011 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Waltrip, Crew Chief Apologize To Steve Wallace

Apologies were issued Monday for the hairy situation which took place after Saturday’s Nationwide Series race in Montreal.
The apologies came from Michael Waltrip, owner of Pastrana Waltrip Racing, and the crew chief for the team’s No. 99 car.
They stem from an incident in which the crew chief, Jerry Baxter, grabbed and pulled the hair of [...]

Kyle Busch Wins Fourth Race Of The Season
Monday, 22 Aug, 2011 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Fourth Race Of The Season

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 12 laps to go, survived a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was No. 4 on the season for Busch and allowed him to pad his points lead.
It was his first [...]

Brown Tops Top Fuel At Brainerd
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Brown Tops Top Fuel At Brainerd

Antron Brown raced to his fourth win of the season in Top Fuel Sunday, getting it at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn.
Johnny Gray, Greg Anderson and LE Tonglet were also winners in their respective categories at the 15th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Pedley: Danica Questions Are Getting Irksome
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 9:30 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Danica Questions Are Getting Irksome

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Want to incur the wrath of a Sprint Cup driver these days? Ask about Danica Patrick.
That’s because while some fans and, basically, everybody with a notebook or microphone in hand wants to know about the IndyCar femme’s future, drivers are getting darn sick of the topic and the questions.
Like Tony Stewart, co-owner/driver [...]

Harvick Gets Truck Victory At Michigan
Saturday, 20 Aug, 2011 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Harvick Gets Truck Victory At Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kevin Harvick took the lead away from Mark Martin on a restart with 10 laps to go, survived two late restarts and went on to win the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the second of the year in four starts for Harvick and second in a row as [...]

Crafton Trucks to Pole At MIS
Saturday, 20 Aug, 2011 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Crafton Trucks to Pole At MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Matt Crafton won the pole Saturday morning for Saturday afternoon’s Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
He nabbed the pole, his first of the season and fifth of his career, with a lap at 177.489 mph.
Second fastest in qualifying was Todd Bodine with a lap at 177.288 mph. The effort [...]

Woody: Empty-Seat Syndrome Haunts IndyCar
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Woody: Empty-Seat Syndrome Haunts IndyCar

I saw an estimate that put the crowd at New Hampshire Speedway at 30,000 for last Sunday’s IndyCar race.
As my old sports editor once said about an obviously-inflated attendance figure at a Vanderbilt football game, a lot of those fans came disguised as empty seats.
When the TV cameras panned the gaping New Hampshire grandstands, a [...]

Woody: Safe Landings Biggest Story In NASCAR
Wednesday, 17 Aug, 2011 – 14:26 | 2 Comments
Woody: Safe Landings Biggest Story In NASCAR

The biggest story in NASCAR this season is not Jimmie Johnson’s drive for a history-boggling sixth championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s promising comeback or the stirring first-time triumphs by five Sprint Cup drivers.
The biggest story is one that doesn’t get much coverage: drivers walking away unscathed from crashes that a few years ago would have been [...]