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Junior Seeks A Return To Better Times
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011 – 18:48 | One Comment
Junior Seeks A Return To Better Times

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Loudon, NH – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of those guys who is a catalyst for emotion for nearly everyone around him.
Despite years without much on-track success, the 36-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver remains the most popular driver in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, selling more souvenirs than any other active driver [...]

Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire
Saturday, 16 Jul, 2011 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Bowyer Is Racing To Forget At New Hampshire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Clint Bowyer was cruising along nicely with his blase, that-was-then-this-is-now attitude as he talked about the penalty he incurred after the Sprint Cup race in Loudon last fall when suddenly, the wound opened.
One too many questions about it, apparently.
“It is what it is. It doesn’t matter,” Bowyer said of the [...]

Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 17:39 | One Comment
Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton

Timing, they say, is everything, and that goes for sports columns.
Last week as Kentucky Speedway got ready for its grand Sprint Cup opener I penned (well, pecked) a commentary in praise of Bruton Smith’s latest jewel. Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight Cup tracks and has been instrumental in making upgrades in the sport.
I said [...]

Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman On Pole At New Hampshire

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Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman had a fast lap at 135.232 mph. That is a new track record.
The pole was just the first of the season for Newman, but the 47th of his career and fifth at [...]

SMI’s Bruton Smith, Helton Give Traffic Reports
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 9:42 | 4 Comments
SMI’s Bruton Smith, Helton Give Traffic Reports

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O. Bruton Smith, chairman of the company which owns Kentucky Speedway, and NASCAR president Mike Helton addressed the traffic problems which boiled over at the track last weekend during separate meetings with the media Friday.
Both executives said the problems surrounding the inaugural Quaker State 400 would be fixed, but the tones of their remarks were [...]

Ragan Hopes UPS Will Soon Deliver Good News
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Ragan Hopes UPS Will Soon Deliver Good News

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the time David Ragan first started running Legends cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile track, the question was: “Will he ever make it to the Sprint Cup Series?”
His father, Ken Ragan, was a part-timer on the circuit now known as Cup, and once young David started racing, Ken moved [...]

Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots
Thursday, 14 Jul, 2011 – 8:46 | One Comment
Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup season poked its nose over its half way point last Saturday night with the conclusion of race No. 18 on its 36-race schedule. The other major racing series in North America are roughly at their midway points.
You are correct; a half way-through-the-season piece coming up.
The following are [...]

Woody: Bruton Smith Deserves Hall Of Fame
Wednesday, 13 Jul, 2011 – 8:14 | 3 Comments
Woody: Bruton Smith Deserves Hall Of Fame

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For the last couple of decades Bruton Smith has been one of the most important players in NASCAR racing. Maybe THE most important.
Kentucky Speedway’s launch into the Sprint Cup Series last Saturday night was made possible entirely by Smith – the latest exhibit in the case for a Hall of Fame [...]

Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend
Wednesday, 13 Jul, 2011 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend

There’s been news aplenty in the NASCAR world the past few days. Most of it has tended to be on the negative side, although the sport’s spin doctors have tried to make it appear otherwise.
One of the most fun weekends of the year, the truck and Nationwide races at Lucas Oil Raceway, is being shut [...]

Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. [...]