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Hood: There’s Plenty Of Racing To Chew On
Thursday, 24 Nov, 2011 – 10:11 | One Comment
Hood: There’s Plenty Of Racing To Chew On

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Up early on Thanksgiving morning and reflecting on the just-completed NASCAR season, there’s plenty to be thankful for on our national day to offer thanks:
- I’m thankful that Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards each “got up on the wheel” and provided us with a championship battle for the ages.
- I’m [...]

Pedley: Will Stewart’s Reign Help Revive NASCAR?
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 10:54 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Will Stewart’s Reign Help Revive NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson was still a couple of championships shy of the five in a row he would eventually win when a couple of reporters approached Richard Petty in the infield at Daytona.
Petty was, as absolutely always, unconcerned about how his answers to questions would be received by the rest of [...]

Childress Announces Big Changes
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 10:34 | Comments Off
Childress Announces Big Changes

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Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday it has made organizational changes to its competition department in preparation for the 2012 NASCAR season.
Long-time RCR crew chiefs Shane Wilson and Gil Martin have taken new assignments with the 14-time championship-winning organization.
Wilson has been named the crew chief of the No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s team with driver Kevin Harvick [...]

No. 55 Returns To MWR
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
No. 55 Returns To MWR

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip’s Toyota Camrys will carry the number 55 during the 2012 and 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons.
The number commemorates Charlie Loudermilk’s founding of Aaron’s, Inc. – MWR’s long-time sponsor – in 1955.
“This is a new era for the Aaron’s Dream Machine,” said Aaron’s Chief [...]

Montoya Has New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Has New Crew Chief

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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Tuesday that Chris Heroy has been named crew chief of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet with driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Heroy takes over the role effective immediately in preparation for the 2012 season.
“We are very excited to bring Chris into the organization and to have him work [...]

Busch Loses Crew Chief; Prompts Team Apology
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 – 16:49 | One Comment
Busch Loses Crew Chief; Prompts Team Apology

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch has gone through another crew chief and, apparently, has used up more good will on his Penske Racing team.
The team announced Tuesday that Steve Addington, which whom Busch has feuded during radio communication in races, will not return as Busch’s crew chief next season.
Penske Racing also issued an [...]

Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic
Monday, 21 Nov, 2011 – 10:25 | Comments Off
Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic

For nearly two decades the NASCAR community has cited the intense 1992 season finale title bout at Atlanta between Alan Kulwicki and Bill Elliott as a legendary race. Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway another season-ending event, this one between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards, assumed its place in the history-making ranks.
Sunday’s 2011 season finale was [...]

Pedley: Stewart’s Performance Was An All-Timer
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 22:38 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Stewart’s Performance Was An All-Timer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A quick thought:
It wasn’t so much the fact that the 2011 Sprint Cup championship was so close that it had to be determined by the NASCAR tie-breaking system which qualifies it for instant-classic status.
It wasn’t so much that it came after several weeks of colorful verbal interplay by the two [...]

Stewart Wins Race And Title In Homestead
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins Race And Title In Homestead

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tony Stewart knew there was only one way he could assure himself of a third career Sprint Cup championship in the days heading up to Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway; win the race.
And that’s exactly what he did.
Stewart won Sunday’s race to pull even with Carl Edwards [...]

Race Day Stats: Edwards To Win Title…Or Stewart
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Race Day Stats: Edwards To Win Title…Or Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Best Chase ever? That will depend on what happens this afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Today’s championship-deciding Ford 400 could be an anticlimactic dog. Yep, like a Super Bowl. Or it could be terrific.
One thing for sure is that the buildup for it has been pretty darn good. Thanks, primarily, to [...]