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Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended
Thursday, 15 Sep, 2011 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Jimmie In No Mood To Have Record Roll Ended

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For 26 races each season Jimmie Johnson does what he has to do to qualify for and get ready for NASCAR’s big finale, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Heading into Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, the opener of the 10-race, 12-driver Chase, Johnson is ready to begin the quest [...]

The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 13:41 | Comments Off
The No. 17 Driver Answers 20 For RT

ATLANTA – Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, attended Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves/Florida Marlins baseball game at Turner Field in Atlanta. Kenseth was in town to chat with the media about next month’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and other racing-related
topics.
The Wisconsin native took time to field 20 questions from RacinToday.com:
1. Other [...]

Woody: Kurt Busch May Be In For Painful Lesson
Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 – 15:13 | 11 Comments
Woody: Kurt Busch May Be In For Painful Lesson

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sounds like Kurt Busch may be due for a booster shot from Jimmy Spencer.
After a run-in with Jimmie Johnson on the track at Richmond last Saturday night, Busch took out his frustrations on a couple of reporters. He had to be “restrained” when NASCAR.com’s Joe Menzer asked a question about [...]

Woody: Martin’s Final Title Shot Is Over
Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 – 7:54 | 9 Comments
Woody: Martin’s Final Title Shot Is Over

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The end came quietly, with no fuss and fanfare – sort of the way Mark Martin’s entire racing career has gone.
Martin failed to make the cut for this season’s NASCAR playoffs that open a 10-race run Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Following last Saturday night’s race at Richmond, attention was lavished [...]

Williams: NASCAR Drivers Remember 9/11
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2011 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Williams: NASCAR Drivers Remember 9/11

RICHMOND, Va. – A decade ago on Sunday the terrorist attack known today simply as 9/11 broke America’s heart while unifying a nation and ripping away its innocence.
During that horrifying morning, time stood still for everyone and everything, including NASCAR. The New Hampshire race was postponed until Thanksgiving weekend, private aircraft was grounded and various [...]

Williams: The Favorite In The Chase Is…Nobody
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2011 – 8:13 | One Comment
Williams: The Favorite In The Chase Is…Nobody

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Nine months ago Kevin Harvick predicted his Richard Childress Racing team would unseat five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson from his throne, but after Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway there was no clear-cut favorite in the title Chase.
Harvick’s 0.139-second victory over Carl [...]

Harvick Wins Richmond; Chase Field Is Set
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Richmond; Chase Field Is Set

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Kevin Harvick took the lead from Jeff Gordon during yellow-flag pit stops with 16 laps to go, held off Carl Edwards over the final five laps and went on to win the Wonderful Pistachio’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Harvick, tying him with Kyle [...]

Danica’s Schedule Dependent On NASCAR Schedule
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2011 – 8:26 | 2 Comments
Danica’s Schedule Dependent On NASCAR Schedule

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Danica Patrick, who is moving to NASCAR’s Nationwide Series full time in 2012, said Friday her limited Sprint Cup schedule wouldn’t be determined until NASCAR released next year’s schedule in its entirety.
“Go Daddy’s input is important (in determining the schedule) and they’ll play a part, but they’re [...]

Richmond Notes: Non-Chasers In Spotlight
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Richmond Notes: Non-Chasers In Spotlight

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, a pair of drivers out of contention for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, stole the show at Richmond International Raceway Friday afternoon.
Nearly all of the pre-qualifying buzz focused on who will be in and who will be [...]

Reutimann On The Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 17:43 | Comments Off
Reutimann On The Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond

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David Reutimann won the pole on Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
The pole was the first of the season for Reutimann and the fourth of his career. His pole-winning lap came at 127.383 mph in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry.
“Good horsepower today,” Reutimann said. “We’ll [...]