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Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 17:18 | 3 Comments
Busch Wins ‘Crazy’ Talladega Nationwide Series race

Kyle Busch won the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon and in restrictor-plate racing 2011 style, got essential help from drafting partner  Joey Logano.
Logano finished second.
Joe Nemechek finished third and Brad Keselowski was fourth.
Elliott Sadler, the polesitter, was fifth and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was sixth.
The race was wild [...]

Sadler Leads NNS Qualifying
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Sadler Leads NNS Qualifying

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Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon.
Driving a Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet, Sadler’s fast lap in qualifying for the Aaron’s 312 was at 170.558 mph.
Second fastest was Clint Bowyer in a Richard Childress Racing Chey. Bowyer laid down a fast lap at 179.373 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. [...]

Edwards The Lone Star In TMS Nationwide Race
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Edwards The Lone Star In TMS Nationwide Race

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Carl Edwards dominated the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night as he led 169 laps en route to the victory.
The victory was Edwards’ first of the year in the series. It was the first for the Ford Mustang in the series.
“This is a huge night for Mustang [...]

Edwards On NNS Pole At TMS
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 17:02 | Comments Off
Edwards On NNS Pole At TMS

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Carl Edwards won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Edwards turned a fast lap at 178.938 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion.
Second fastest was Brad Keselowski, the defending series champion, in a Penske Racing Dodge. His top lap was at 178.743 mph.
Starting third tonight will [...]

New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?
Wednesday, 6 Apr, 2011 – 8:24 | Comments Off
New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?

Nashville, Tenn. – A Canadian businessman has purchased some of the assets of Baker Curb Racing and reportedly plans to locate a new NASCAR team in Nashville, with aspirations to eventually compete in the Sprint Cup Series.
Sources say Go Canada Racing, owned by Toronto millionaire Steve Meehan, will make its debut in the April 23 [...]

Surprise! Nationwide Leader Likes New System
Wednesday, 6 Apr, 2011 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Surprise! Nationwide Leader Likes New System

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville, Tenn. – You figure you already know the answer when you ask Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the question:
How does he like the new NASCAR rule that prevents full-time Sprint Cup drivers from competing for the second-tier Nationwide Series championship?
“It’s cool,” said Stenhouse. “I like it just fine.”
No wonder; thanks to the [...]

Racin News: Reutimann To Sub For Injured Truex
Thursday, 31 Mar, 2011 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Racin News: Reutimann To Sub For Injured Truex

In racin’ news today, Thursday, March 31:
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing announced that David Reutimann will drive the No. 99 Toyota Camry in the April 8 Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway while Ryan Truex recovers from wrist surgery.
Reutimann replaces rookie points leader Truex, who underwent corrective surgery this week to repair a fractured right wrist.
“I hurt my [...]

Kyle Busch ‘Steals’ A Nationwide Victory
Saturday, 26 Mar, 2011 – 18:59 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch ‘Steals’ A Nationwide Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch said he did not win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. He said that his crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, did.
And truth be told, Busch had a great point.
On Ratcliff’s orders, Busch took just two tires on his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota during a green flag pit stop with 13 laps [...]

Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
Wednesday, 23 Mar, 2011 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]

Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Monday, 21 Mar, 2011 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride

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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run [...]