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Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Injuries Bumps Pastrana From Nationwide Debut

Indianapolis – The much awaited Nationwide Series debut of Travis Patrana has been canceled because of an injury he suffered on Thursday night at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
Pastrana suffered a severe injury when a motorcycle trick he was attempting went awry. Pastrana went down and had to be carried off the track.
Michael Waltrip, co-owner [...]

Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He
Tuesday, 26 Jul, 2011 – 7:30 | One Comment
Pedley: Force Finds The Problem And It Is He

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede – A closer look at last weekend’s racin:
As John Force’s 2011 dry spell stretched from spring into summer, he thought he had looked everywhere for its causes. It took Robert Hight, his teammate and company president, to point out one last place where Force had not [...]

Edwards Rocks Nashville
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 21:02 | Comments Off
Edwards Rocks Nashville

Carl Edwards easily overcame an early speeding penalty and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday night.
The victory was the second this year for Edwards at the Nashville track. It was the fifth of the season for Edwards and gave him his 10th top-10 finish in NNS.
He led 125 of [...]

Keselowski Wins NNS Pole
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 17:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins NNS Pole

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Brad Keselowski was quickest in qualifying Saturday afternoon and will start Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway from the pole.
Keselowski’s fast lap was at 155.447 mph.
Second will be Steve Wallace while Carl Edwards will start third in the Federated Auto Parts 300.
Austin Dillon, who won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at [...]

Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 11:31 | One Comment
Woody: Bayne Getting Better, Eager To Catch Up

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tenn. – Talented young Tennessee racer Trevor Bayne says he has had no recurring problems from the mysterious illness that sidelined him earlier in the season.
“I feel fine, no problems at all,” Bayne said Friday at Nashville Superspeedway, where he will compete in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.
“I’m scheduled to go [...]

Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2011 – 6:11 | 2 Comments
Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th

Loudon, NH – Mark Martin congratulated Kyle Busch after the younger driver matched his record of 49 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Then he smiled and, speaking into a microphone that carried his words to the crowd at the track and to those watching the ESPN telecast, said, “And don’t [...]

Keselowski Takes Pole For NNS Race
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Keselowski Takes Pole For NNS Race

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Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski on Saturday morning won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s New England 200 Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Keselowski, the defending series champion, turned his fast lap at 129.384 mph.
Kevin Harvick was second at 129.016 mph.
Joey Logano was next at 128.898 mph.
Aric Almirola was fourth.
Logano’s teammate, Kyle Busch was fifth [...]

Keselowski Gets First NNS Victory Of Season
Friday, 8 Jul, 2011 – 21:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski Gets First NNS Victory Of Season

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Brad Keselowski won the Feed the Children 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night.
He led 132 laps of the 200-lap race to get his first victory of the season.
“This is a new car,” Keselowski said. “And it hauls ass.”
Kevin Harvick finished second and Kyle Busch, who crashed in qualifying and had to [...]

Sadler Claims NNS Pole
Friday, 8 Jul, 2011 – 15:52 | Comments Off
Sadler Claims NNS Pole

Elliott Sadler will start Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway from the pole after he posted the fastest lap in qualifying for the event on Friday afternoon.
His fast lap around the 1.5-mile oval was at 173.734 mph. The pole was his second of the year.
Carl Edwards was second fastest [...]

Pedley: Super Weekend Creates Some Sadness
Thursday, 7 Jul, 2011 – 8:36 | One Comment
Pedley: Super Weekend Creates Some Sadness

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As a race fan, I’m happy about Wednesday’s announcement that the Sprint Cup weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become a quadruple-header in 2012. As a Race Fan, I’m saddened by the announcement.
The announcement, of course, was that the Nationwide Series race which has tradtionally been held at quaint, intimate [...]