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Reports: Busch and Childress In Post-Race Fight
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2011 – 18:03 | 6 Comments
Reports: Busch and Childress In Post-Race Fight

Kansas City, Kan. – The Twitter universe flared up Saturday evening with reports that NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and driver Kyle Busch got into a physical altercation following the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The reports had Childress punching Busch in the face.
An unidentified crew member from another truck team told RacinToday.com […]

Kurt Busch On The Pole At Kansas Speedway
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2011 – 12:21 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On The Pole At Kansas Speedway
Kurt Busch On The Pole At Kansas Speedway

Kansas City, Kan. – Kurt Busch, coming off his best finish of the season, won his first pole of the season on Saturday. The pole is for Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Busch’s pole-winning speed at the 1.5-mile tri-ovaal was 174.752 mph. It comes six days after he finished fourth in the Coca-Cola […]

Pedley: Junior Explains His Class With Class
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 17:36 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Junior Explains His Class With Class

Kansas City, Kan. – It’s real easy for people to criticize Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his lack of consistent success by saying he lacks the intensity, drive and demeanor of his late
father. It’s especially easy for people who never really knew Dale Earnhardt Sr.
But the fact is, the son’s level-headed approach to racing is a […]

IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 16:35 | Comments Off on IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season
IndyCar To Run At Motegi Road Course This Season

Twin Ring Motegi’s 2.98-mile natural terrain road-course will play host to the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ninth and final visit to Japan this fall.
The Indy Japan 300 on Sept. 18 originally was scheduled for the 1.5-mile, egg-shaped oval that sustained damage during the March earthquakes. Raised ridges to the track’s surface will prevent the series’ open-wheel […]

Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 6 Comments
Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double

Last Sunday’s Indy 500 and Coke 600 shared dramatic finishes but they didn’t share a single driver. Good. Perhaps the NASCAR guys who used to “do the double” have finally come to their senses.
I suppose we had to admire their grit but I always questioned their gumption.
I also questioned their dedication to their NASCAR teams, […]

Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, […]

Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 22:02 | Comments Off on Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600
Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick passed an out-of-fuel Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the lead on the final turn of the final lap and went on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The victory was the third of the season for Harvick, who led just two laps Sunday night.
The victory was the 17th of […]

Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track
Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track

The Sprint Cup cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway in today’s Coca-Cola 600 will be going 200 mph. But it was a run at 128 mph that has produced the most buzz around NASCAR this week.
The slower run was made by Kyle Busch early in the week. It was made on a back road in the […]

Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
Friday, 27 May, 2011 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up
Indy Notes: Dixon Fastest During Carb Day Tune-up

Indianapolis – Carburetion Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from pole-sitter Alex Tagliani is that his car is “very racey.”
Tagliani posted a speed of 224.739 mph during the traditional one-hour session that marks the last time the 33-car starting field will be on-track before the start of Sunday’s 100th […]

Raikkonen Needs To Pay Up To Keep Running, Busch Says
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 20:40 | 3 Comments
Raikkonen Needs To Pay Up To Keep Running, Busch Says

Concord, N.C. – One week after Kimi Raikkonen made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series, the former Formula One champion set his sights on the Nationwide Series, however, this weekend’s Top Gear 300 could be the Finland native’s last NASCAR event due to non-payment to Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Busch, who originally said Raikkonen […]