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Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement
Thursday, 22 Sep, 2011 – 10:41 | 5 Comments
Memo: Mileage Races Won’t Fuel Chase Excitement

In today’s Morning Memo we find that:
The fuel-mileage element to NASCAR races is out of control.
Yes, the race to get to the checkered flag before the cars start stuttering and gasping and slowing can add an element of drama to race-track proceedings. Theatrical-like drama.
But lost in that drama are such things as, well, auto […]

Racin’ News: Waltrip Adds Miller; Talladega Rule Changes
Wednesday, 21 Sep, 2011 – 15:24 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Waltrip Adds Miller; Talladega Rule Changes
Racin’ News: Waltrip Adds Miller; Talladega Rule Changes

In Racin’ News today:
Michael Waltrip Racing today named Scott Miller executive vice president of competition effective at the conclusion of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Miller has served in several roles throughout his 16-year stint in NASCAR, most recently as director of competition at Richard Childress Racing. Miller has been a winning crew chief and […]

Spoiler Alert: RT Staff Reveals Chase Results
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Spoiler Alert: RT Staff Reveals Chase Results
Spoiler Alert: RT Staff Reveals Chase Results

(Editor’s Note: The Geico 500 scheduled for Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway has been postponed until noon Eastern on Monday. Persistent rain forced the postponement.)
JOLIET, Ill. – This year’s edition of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship starts today in Chicago-ish. Though the field was determined with a new wild card format, it still features […]

Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead
Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon held off the relentless Will Power on a restart with two laps left to win Sunday’s Indy Japan: The Final and remain a factor in a revised IZOD IndyCar Series championship chase.
A self-described “stupid move” and the resulting avoidable contact penalty levied against three-time/reigning series champion Dario Franchitti just before halfway […]

Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 9:54 | Comments Off on Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles
Pro Stocker Anderson Winning Important Battles

CONCORD, N.C. – Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson enters the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship seeking his third consecutive victory at zMAX Dragway, but it’s the obstacles the Minnesota native has overcome in recent years that make the pressures of a fifth title run appear miniscule.
During the last two years, Anderson has […]

INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
Friday, 16 Sep, 2011 – 9:32 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan

A comprehensive report prepared by Dr. Terry Trammell for members of the IZOD IndyCar Series traveling to Twin Ring Motegi for this weekend’s road-race concluded that the trip to Japan may expose participants to an increased level of radiation “unlikely to pose a long-term health risk.”
But the report also noted that “numerous aftershocks continue throughout […]

The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 13:41 | Comments Off on The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT

ATLANTA – Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, attended Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves/Florida Marlins baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta. Kenseth was in town to chat with the media about next month’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and other racing-related
topics.
The Wisconsin native took time to field 20 questions from RacinToday.com:
1. Other […]

INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded

Randy Bernard is confident the IZOD IndyCar Series’ final scheduled race at Twin Ring Motegi this weekend will be contested in a safe environment, despite concerns voiced by superstar Danica Patrick over lingering radiation levels and earthquake aftershocks in Japan.
“If I did (have concerns), I wouldn’t be sending everyone,” Bernard said during a teleconference from […]

NHRA Top Fuel Playoffs Could Be A Free-For-All
Tuesday, 13 Sep, 2011 – 9:09 | Comments Off on NHRA Top Fuel Playoffs Could Be A Free-For-All
NHRA Top Fuel Playoffs Could Be A Free-For-All

In a way, watching the NHRA Top Fuelers the last decade or so has been kind of fun. You got to see Tony Schumacher make history as he stacked Wallys like cord wood, and then you got to witness the classic Schumacher vs. Larry Dixon head-to-headers.
But missing from Top Fuel has been the kind of […]

Williams: NASCAR Drivers Remember 9/11
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2011 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Williams: NASCAR Drivers Remember 9/11
Williams: NASCAR Drivers Remember 9/11

RICHMOND, Va. – A decade ago on Sunday the terrorist attack known today simply as 9/11 broke America’s heart while unifying a nation and ripping away its innocence.
During that horrifying morning, time stood still for everyone and everything, including NASCAR. The New Hampshire race was postponed until Thanksgiving weekend, private aircraft was grounded and various […]