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Drivers Speed To Defense Of ‘New’ Bristol
Friday, 26 Aug, 2011 – 7:03 | Comments Off
Drivers Speed To Defense Of ‘New’ Bristol

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The folks that run Bristol Motor Speedway are probably a little glad to see the timing of the official Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR announcement.
That ought to shuffle to the back burner some of the debate in the media over whether the changes to the Bristol track back in 2007 [...]

Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]

Pedley: Busch Will Stumble All The Way To Title
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 12:41 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch Will Stumble All The Way To Title

Maturity is a character trait the visibility of which comes and goes. For virtually all people, you know? People who act extremely mature and responsible over their Cobb salad at lunch can be seen jamming french fries up their nose at dinner.
True, age does tend to decrease the frequency of fry-jammings, but it does not [...]

Busch Loses Driver’s License
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 6:57 | 4 Comments
Busch Loses Driver’s License

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch lost his driver’s license for 45 days on Tuesday for driving 128 mph on a public road.
Busch was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation. He pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North [...]

Woody: TV Bumps Bristol For NFL Practice Game
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2011 – 7:27 | 7 Comments
Woody: TV Bumps Bristol For NFL Practice Game

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville’s ABC affiliate Channel 2 will bump Saturday night’s Bristol race in favor of an NFL exhibition game between the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears.
I’m sure there are contractual complications involved, but for whatever reason(s) the decision is telling:
In Middle Tennessee, once a hot-bed of NASCAR racing, one of the most [...]

Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2011 – 7:14 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Shortly we’ll hear all the details – team owners, the schedule, etc. – in the case of Danica Patrick moving from IndyCar to NASCAR as a full-time driver.
Which type of NASCAR convert will her case turn out to be? Will it turn out like Dario [...]

Kyle Busch Wins Fourth Race Of The Season
Monday, 22 Aug, 2011 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Fourth Race Of The Season

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 12 laps to go, survived a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was No. 4 on the season for Busch and allowed him to pad his points lead.
It was his first [...]

Pedley: Danica Questions Are Getting Irksome
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 9:30 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Danica Questions Are Getting Irksome

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Want to incur the wrath of a Sprint Cup driver these days? Ask about Danica Patrick.
That’s because while some fans and, basically, everybody with a notebook or microphone in hand wants to know about the IndyCar femme’s future, drivers are getting darn sick of the topic and the questions.
Like Tony Stewart, co-owner/driver [...]

Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Race Day: Watching Others Fight Can Be Big Fun

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. – The biggest, most important struggle for Sprint Cup drivers these days is not to be No. 1 in points. It’s to get into the Chase. And for those who can’t get into the Chase on points, it’s to be in the top 20 with a victory or [...]

Biffle On Pole At Michigan
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Biffle On Pole At Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
BROOKYN, Mich. – Greg Biffle won the pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon. It was the first pole of his career and it was secured by a lap at 190.345 mph.
Second was Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, who had a lap [...]