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Pedley: Atlanta A High Point Of A Great Season
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 12:34 | Comments Off on Pedley: Atlanta A High Point Of A Great Season
Pedley: Atlanta A High Point Of A Great Season

Events at Atlanta Motor Speedway over the extended Labor Day weekend graphically put on display what many of us believe to be is wrong with the on-track NASCAR product this year – nothing.
Racing in Sprint Cup, especially, has never been better. It has never been as competitive, it has never been as exciting. It has […]

Harvick, Childress Merging Their Nationwide Operations
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2011 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Harvick, Childress Merging Their Nationwide Operations
Harvick, Childress Merging Their Nationwide Operations

Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick Incorporated have reached agreement on a collaborative effort that will have KHI’s current NASCAR Nationwide Series program merge with RCR beginning in 2012.
A statement issued today by RCR said, “The decision is the coming together of the best of the two organizations.”
KHI will continue to be involved on the […]

Minter: Hope Sprung A Leak At Atlanta Cup Track
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Minter: Hope Sprung A Leak At Atlanta Cup Track
Minter: Hope Sprung A Leak At Atlanta Cup Track

HAMPTON, Ga. – If the story of the 2011 Labor Day weekend races at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a fishing tale, it would be about the big one that got away.
Down to just one Sprint Cup race a year for the first time since the track opened in 1960, speedway officials pulled out all the […]

Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 7:00 | One Comment
Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS

With just two races to go before the Chase – starting with Today’s postponed-by-wet-weather AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – the scramble for final berths is still on.
That’s especially true for the two wild card berths and that situation will undoubtedly not be unscrambled until the checkered flag waves at Richmond next weekend.
And while […]

Pedregon Cruises To Pole
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Pedregon Cruises To Pole
Pedregon Cruises To Pole

Cruz Pedregon set a track record for time as he raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Sunday at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line  (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycles) also took the top spots in their categories at […]

Minter: The Answer To Top Questions Is – Tires
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 7:12 | 2 Comments
Minter: The Answer To Top Questions Is – Tires

HAMPTON, Ga. – Somewhere deep down, there’s always a reasonable explanation for events that seem to defy logic.
For instance, why have there been five first-time winners in the Sprint Cup Series and so many races decided by pit strategy and fuel mileage?
According to Denny Hamlin, the answer to that question, like many others in the […]

Kahne Takes Top Qualifying Spot At Atlanta
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Kahne Takes Top Qualifying Spot At Atlanta
Kahne Takes Top Qualifying Spot At Atlanta

Kasey Kahne posted a fast lap at 186.196 mph to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The pole was the second of the season for Kahne, whose last victory in the Cup series was at Atlanta in September of 2009.
“It was definitely not a perfect lap, but […]

Minter: Drivers Pick ‘Things’ Over Their President
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 14:36 | 9 Comments
Minter: Drivers Pick ‘Things’ Over Their President

HAMPTON, Ga. – The hot topic in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday wasn’t the Chase, or the Sprint Summer Showdown or Dale Jr.’s new contract or the latest sponsor move.
It was the decision by four drivers to decline invitations to meet President Obama at the White House next week.
The event is […]

Power On Baltimore Pole
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Power On Baltimore Pole
Power On Baltimore Pole

Will Power on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s inaugural IndyCar race through the streets of Baltimore.
The Team Penske driver had a fast lap of 1:20.2447 on the circuit.
Power is coming off a victory last weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., where he had started from the pole.
Second fastest was Graham Rahal of Ganassi […]

Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore
Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore

Predictable new track blues prompted a four-hour delay before Friday’s opening practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
After crews addressed potential safety issues relating to fencing lining the 2-mile, 12-turn street circuit, the tight, bumpy and freshly paved temporary layout played to generally positive reviews.
“Obviously, the fans and drivers are disappointed with […]