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David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2011 – 14:57 | Comments Off
David Ragan Earns The Pole At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – David Ragan’s midseason charge picked up more steam on Saturday as the Roush Fenway Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Ragan’s fast lap in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford was at 182.994 mph. The pole is the second of the season for Ragan as he was [...]

Racing Is Always Having To Say You’re Sorry
Saturday, 30 Jul, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Racing Is Always Having To Say You’re Sorry

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – So, what’s the most over-used phase by professional race car drivers? After, of course “I would like to thank…”, it would have to be, “Gee, sorry about that”.
And perhaps even more remarkable than its over-usage is its insincerity.
Shove a fellow competitor into a concrete wall at 200 mph, [...]

Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 17:08 | One Comment
Edwards Mum On Future With Roush Fenway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Carl Edwards showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend’s Brickyard 400 as the Sprint Cup points leader. However, it was not the here-and-now which was on the minds of the media when Edwards conducted a press conference Friday.
Instead, everybody wanted to know if he had made [...]

Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard
Friday, 29 Jul, 2011 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Say Roush Drought Could End At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Carl Edwards looked stunned as he stood behind his Roush Fenway Racing Sprint Cup car in the concrete-walled garages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday. The incredulous look came
courtesy of news that a Jack Roush-owned car had never won the Brickyard 400.
“Mark Martin, how about Mark Martin?” Edwards asked back. “No? Can that be [...]

Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 12:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Romance Of Indy Continues For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brace yourself. As the weekend approaches, more and more stories about anemic ticket sales for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 are going to be visiting your television and computer screens.
The stories will be woefully sad because word is, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday is going to be a pretty lonely [...]

Woody: Are Outhouse Races Next For Indy?
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 7:28 | 7 Comments
Woody: Are Outhouse Races Next For Indy?

I remember a time when outhouse races were held to drum up interest in a NASCAR race. Might that be next for Indy?
More on that in a minute.
Who’d have thunk that the once-ballyhooed Brickyard 400 would require a supporting cast to draw a crowd? I covered the inaugural 1994 race and some estimated the crowd [...]

Racin’ News: New Cup Crew Chief For Jeff Burton
Monday, 25 Jul, 2011 – 13:08 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: New Cup Crew Chief For Jeff Burton

Racin’ news today, Monday, July 26:
(In this package – New crew chief for Burton; Cal Wells out at Waltrip)
Luke Lambert has been named interim crew chief for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Caterpillar/Chevrolet team with driver Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Lambert replaces veteran crew chief Todd Berrier.
“Todd has been an important [...]

Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville is no match for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, but for racing folks in the Peach State, it’s still a big deal.
And this year’s class of inductees show just how big a role Georgians have played in NASCAR – and [...]

Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 7:41 | One Comment
Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A lot has been made of Kyle Busch’s 100th win, both pro and con.
The number, by itself, is certainly impressive. But, yes, it is more than a little silly to start comparing KyBu, as he has become known in the media, to longtime NASCAR stars like Richard Petty or David [...]

Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit
Thursday, 21 Jul, 2011 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last Sunday, Ryan Newman was still damp with the sweat he had worked up winning his first Sprint Cup race in well over a year when it was suggested to him that it was too bad the series was heading into a potentially momentum-shaving bye week.
Not even close, Newman said: [...]