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Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Jimmie hunters have found their crack.
It took 26.5 races and they needed electronic listening devices to accomplish their mission, but the folks who spend way too much time searching for signs that this is the year that Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team fail to win [...]

Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care

It’s not just fuel tanks which are running low in races these days in Sprint Cup. Civility and decorum also appear to be down to fumes.
And that’s great. Great for fans and great for the sport.
A couple weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase driver Tony Stewart talked about how in Sprint Cup on-track respect has [...]

Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 8:01 | One Comment
Pedley: Underground Radio Still A Tough Call

Tires, suspension parts, cylinder heads, carburetors, performance-enhancing drugs and wings. Over the years, all these things and many more have taken their turns as objects of racing controversy. A couple weekends ago at Chicagoland Speedway, two-way radios took their turn.
The guess here is that the controversy over two-way radios has not been squelched for good.
The [...]

Pattie Petty Being Treated For Parkinson’s
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Pattie Petty Being Treated For Parkinson’s

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Pattie Petty, philanthropist and wife of retired NASCAR driver and television analyst Kyle Petty, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She is being treated in Kansas City.
Petty, 60, suspected she had Parkinson’s in early 2010 when she began experiencing resting tremors and aching muscles – two symptoms her father suffered in the early stages of [...]

2012 Features Same Places, Different Days
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 14:27 | Comments Off
2012 Features Same Places, Different Days

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NASCAR announced the 2012 schedule for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Wednesday and it features just a few minor adjustments.
Perhaps most notable is the subtraction of one off weekend.
“We believe the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule will once again provide fans with what they’ve come to expect every season – the world’s most [...]

Pedley: Is That A Body Lying Under The Bus?
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 8:55 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Is That A Body Lying Under The Bus?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Morning Memo we find:
Dead Weight sleeps with the fishes.
Last Sunday’s Sprint Cup victory by Tony Stewart in New Hampshire came with a built-in mystery. A mystery complete with a John Doe victim.
Stewart himself prologued the mystery when he gave an excited, impassioned Victory Lane television interview after winning [...]

Woody: As Exciting As Watching A Tank Dry
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 – 7:19 | 5 Comments
Woody: As Exciting As Watching A Tank Dry

Larry Woody |Senior Writer
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Tony Stewart should change his nickname from “Smoke” to “Fumes.”
After going winless through NASCAR’s regular season, Stewart has won back-to-back Chase races by getting superior gas mileage.
Or at least that’s what I hear; I didn’t watch much of last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire or the previous week’s event at Chicagoland. There [...]

Hendrick Chasers Have Rough Time In Loudon
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 11:31 | 2 Comments
Hendrick Chasers Have Rough Time In Loudon

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – The elite Hendricks Motorsports team was anything but on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon led the team’s four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers with a fourth-place finish, but it was anything but satisfying considering the fact that he had the best car on the 1.058-mile oval [...]

Stewart Wins Second Straight Chase Race
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 6:07 | One Comment
Stewart Wins Second Straight Chase Race

LOUDON, N.H. _ Tony Stewart walked a fine line between jubilation and empathy Sunday after passing gas-starved Clint Bowyer with two laps to go on the way to a victory in the Sylvania 300.
“I know exactly what that feels like,’’ said Stewart, whose second victory in a row vaulted him into the points lead in [...]

Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Bernstein, Force, Childress Elected To IMHOF

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The International Motorsports Hall of Fame announced Sunday that NHRA greats Kenny Bernstein and John Force will be inducted into the Hall along with NASCAR’s Richard Childress.
“Congratulations to the Class of 2012. Kenny and John have shown a competitive fire in their sport that earned them this International honor,” said IMHOF Executive Director Grant [...]