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Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 10:48 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I wish NASCAR’s Sprint Cup would start racing in the rain at Watkins Glen. While the disastrous IndyCar finish in New Hampshire confirmed the obvious that it’s impossible to race in the rain on an oval, it can be done by the Sprint Cup competitors at places like the Glen.
The […]

Monday Race Day: Cup Drivers Set To Do The Twisties
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Monday Race Day: Cup Drivers Set To Do The Twisties
Monday Race Day: Cup Drivers Set To Do The Twisties

Just as all oval-shaped tracks are not the same, neither are road courses. In the case of the two road courses on the Sprint Cup schedule, they are not even close.
So say the drives who will be competing in the second of the two road races on the schedule today – the Heluva Good! […]

Introduction Of IndyCar Aero Kits Pushed Back to 2013
Sunday, 14 Aug, 2011 – 12:58 | Comments Off on Introduction Of IndyCar Aero Kits Pushed Back to 2013
Introduction Of IndyCar Aero Kits Pushed Back to 2013

LOUDON, N.H. – IZOD IndyCar Series boss Randy Bernard has confirmed the rampant rumor that aero kits for the new race car that will be introduced in 2012 have been delayed until 2013.
“The ICONIC Committee 16 months ago made a commitment to have an aero kit as part of the new car for 2012 and […]

Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole At Watkins Glen
Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole At Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch went out last in Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session at Watkins Glen International and came home first.
Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips race with a lap at 126.421 mph.
A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports was second fastest in qualifying with a lap at 126.041 mph.
Third fastest was Allmendinger’s RPM […]

Pedley: Keselowski Shows Guts, Maybe Not Smarts
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: Keselowski Shows Guts, Maybe Not Smarts
Pedley: Keselowski Shows Guts, Maybe Not Smarts

You kind of have to admire Brad Keselowski’s unshakable determination to not let anybody drive his Sprint Cup car as he recuperates from the broken ankle he suffered two weeks ago. You do kind of have to question the wisdom of that determination. Especially this weekend.
Word is, there is no backup driver standing by to […]

Kanaan, IndyCar Return To New Hampshire
Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Kanaan, IndyCar Return To New Hampshire
Kanaan, IndyCar Return To New Hampshire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tony Kanaan vividly recalls the excitement of fellow Brazilian and then-teammate Andre Ribeiro after he took the checkered flag in 1995 at the last CART race at what was then New Hampshire International Speedway.
That was a year before Kanaan came to the U.S. to race, but he enjoyed the aftermath of what […]

Racin’ News: Busch To Sub For Keselowski; Pocono to 400 Miles
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2011 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Busch To Sub For Keselowski; Pocono to 400 Miles
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 on Hobbled Keselowski Wins Cup Race At Pocono
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 on Stenhouse, Edwards In Slam-Bang NNS Finish
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 […]