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Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall
Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rain and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of several thousand race fans who traveled to the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday to meet their favorite drivers – past and present – at the NASCAR Preview presented by Sprint.
Several people slept on the sidewalk outside the building […]

David Ragan In Front Row
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 9:22 | Comments Off on David Ragan In Front Row
David Ragan In Front Row

Front Row Motorsports has signed David Ragan to drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ragan, who drove for Roush Fenway Racing the last five seasons, joins Front Row veteran David Gilliland on the team.
Last season, Ragan won his first Cup race (Daytona in July), two poles, and four top-five and […]

Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?
Friday, 13 Jan, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?
Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The big experiment continued on Friday at Daytona International Speedway as drivers took to the track in a relatively big pack for the first time under the current rules package, which includes a larger restrictor plate as of Friday morning.
Speeds were considerably faster than before, with Kurt Busch setting the early […]

Earnhardt Jr. Is Proud Of His Star-Making Role
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Is Proud Of His Star-Making Role
Earnhardt Jr. Is Proud Of His Star-Making Role

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is probably still a little young to be considering what will eventually be his legacy in NASCAR. But a big part of it undoubtedly will involve his role as a car owner who was passionate about giving young drivers a chance at stardom.
Earnhardt’s latest pick to drive his […]

Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions
Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions

The 2012 Sprint Cup season starts today. It starts with three days of testing at Daytona International Speedway. It starts with a whole bunch of questions wandering the garages looking for answers.
Here are some of those questions. The answers will take months to locate, but that does not prevent us from making guesses.
So…
– Danica Patrick; […]

Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2012 – 9:07 | One Comment
Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday that it has signed Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe to a multi-year IZOD IndyCar Series deal. Hinchcliffe will drive the Andretti  GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for 2012.
In his first year in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Hinchcliffe took three top-five and seven top-10 finishes to earn the series’ Rookie of the Year title despite missing […]

Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 11:24 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign

A couple of thoughts on the racin’ news of last couple of days:
Rusty Wallace is one of NASCAR’s original salesmen. Back in the day when he drove for Roger Penske, the man could push product like few before him and, perhaps, only Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards in the years since.
The fact that he […]

Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 10:20 | 2 Comments
Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain

Want to waste a good 15 minutes some day? Try telling a stick-and-ball loser that racing is as big of a team sport as is basketball or football. More of a team sport than baseball. Then get ready for some really comical indignation.
Fact is, of course, team work is more important to success in racing […]

Rusty Wallace Racing NNS Team To Go On “Hiatus”
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 16:36 | Comments Off on Rusty Wallace Racing NNS Team To Go On “Hiatus”
Rusty Wallace Racing NNS Team To Go On “Hiatus”

The  economy of racing apparently has claimed another victim as former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace has decided to temporarily shut down his two-car Nationwide Series team.
A press released stated that, “While the organization’s day-to-day competition activities will temporarily cease, key elements of RWR’s business staff will remain in place to continue development of future opportunities.
“The […]

Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012 – 15:41 | Comments Off on Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt
Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt

JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that Cole Whitt has been tabbed to drive the company’s Nationwide Series No. 88 Chevrolet in 2012.
Whitt, a 20-year-old native of Alpine, Calif., will also compete for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year honors. He comes to JR Motorsports from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he finished ninth in last year’s championship standings […]