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Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
Wednesday, 18 Aug, 2010 – 7:02 | One Comment
Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices

It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the [...]

Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2010 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove [...]

NHRA Countdown Is Set
Sunday, 15 Aug, 2010 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NHRA Countdown Is Set

Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and Funny Car veteran Bob Bode was the lucky one who struck paydirt.
The other winners at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series [...]

Bodine Hangs On At Darlington
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Bodine Hangs On At Darlington

Todd Bodine won the Too Tough To Tame 200 Camping World Truck Series Race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the third of the season for Bodine, who is he series points leader.
“We got it going on,” Bodine, who also won last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, said.
The victory was the 20th of Bodine’s [...]

Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
IndyCar points-leader Will Power exited Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last Sunday as winner of the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, and with the knowledge that Dario Franchitti is lurking.
Always lurking.
Franchitti, the two-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, put his considerable road-racing skills on display en route to winning [...]

Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues
Tuesday, 10 Aug, 2010 – 7:44 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues

NASCAR’s mid-summer burst of news will continue today with press conferences about racing in Kansas City, Southern California and Kentucky.
Also in the wind is possible word on where driver Kasey Kahne will land for the 2011 Sprint Cup season.
Barring a nuclear surprise, the only drama surrounding the Kentucky and Kansas City announcements are the dates [...]

The Fight For 12th Heats Up
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 8:50 | Comments Off
The Fight For 12th Heats Up

The cry of  ‘We’re number 12” isn’t real rich in panache, but a large handful of Sprint Cup teams are clawing like crazy for the right to issue it these days.
The chase to the Chase – that is, the pursuit of the 12th and final playoff berth – was down to five races when the [...]

IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar
Sunday, 8 Aug, 2010 – 7:26 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar

Any engine supplier ramping-up plans for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ next generation of power plants in 2012 will be competing against the power of Honda.
Honda Performance Development became the first manufacturer to commit to the new engine package Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Erik Berkman, HPD president, announced before qualifications for [...]

Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 15:13 | 4 Comments
Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life

In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott [...]

Racin’ News Today: Sadler Gets His First Truck Victory
Saturday, 31 Jul, 2010 – 10:28 | Comments Off
Racin’ News Today: Sadler Gets His First Truck Victory

In racin’ news today:
Elliott Sadler held off Kasey Kahne after the second of two green-white-checkered restarts to win the Pocono Mountains 125 Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was Sadler’s first in the truck series.
Kahne finished second and Matt Crafton was third.
Sadler has now won races in all three of [...]