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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. [...]

Kentucky GM Issues Statement On Traffic Woes
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Kentucky GM Issues Statement On Traffic Woes

RacinToday.com
Kentucky Speedway issued a statement on Sunday concerning the traffic problems which occurred at the track before, during and after Saturday’s Sprint Cup race there.
In the statement, Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said:
“Kentucky Speedway regrets the traffic conditions surrounding the ‘Quaker State 400.’ We’re committed to working with NASCAR, state and local officials and [...]

Pedley: Kyle Busch Had Big Feats In Kentucky
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: Kyle Busch Had Big Feats In Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede:
Kyle Busch led the most laps and won the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday evening. But the Quaker State 400 may have been only his second best ride of the weekend.
Here are Busch’s top three NASCAR races at Kentucky ranked in order of impressiveness:
1. The [...]

Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 21:49 | Comments Off
Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane

Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory in the Quaker State 400 was his third of the season. He moved into the points lead with the victory.
“This is cool,” he said. “The way we ran tonight was awesome. It was a fun night, it was a tough [...]

Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Cup Moves Into New Kentucky Home

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Surface opinions surfaced this weekend in the garages at Kentucky Speedway, site of tonight’s Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race. Opinions on the racing surface at Kentucky, which is hosting is first Sprint Cup race tonight, and opinions on the surface at Kansas Speedway.
The opinions were prompted by bumps in 10-year-old [...]

Memo: It’s Called Racing, Not Branding
Friday, 8 Jul, 2011 – 18:14 | 3 Comments
Memo: It’s Called Racing, Not Branding

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Friday Morning Memo today:
Rather quietly last week, NASCAR met with its race teams and some media to explain a series of marketing studies and initiatives designed to increase the sport’s fanbase.
The explanation of the initiatives included all the latest business-speak buzz terms.
A piece in [...]