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Ambrose Fights Way To Victory At The Glen
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 11:32 | Comments Off
Ambrose Fights Way To Victory At The Glen

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Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with just over a lap to go and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed, green/white/checkered decided Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the first of Ambrose’s Sprint Cup career. It put the native of Australia into [...]

Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 10:48 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I wish NASCAR’s Sprint Cup would start racing in the rain at Watkins Glen. While the disastrous IndyCar finish in New Hampshire confirmed the obvious that it’s impossible to race in the rain on an oval, it can be done by the Sprint Cup competitors at places like the Glen.
The [...]

Monday Race Day: Cup Drivers Set To Do The Twisties
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 7:53 | Comments Off
Monday Race Day: Cup Drivers Set To Do The Twisties

Just as all oval-shaped tracks are not the same, neither are road courses. In the case of the two road courses on the Sprint Cup schedule, they are not even close.
So say the drives who will be competing in the second of the two road races on the schedule today – the Heluva Good! [...]

Sprint Cup Race At The Glen Moved To Monday
Sunday, 14 Aug, 2011 – 17:07 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Race At The Glen Moved To Monday

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The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International was postpone because of wet weather on Sunday.
The race was rescheduled to Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. It will be televised by ESPN.
The race never got started so the starting order will remain the same with Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs [...]

Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 12:29 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole At Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch went out last in Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session at Watkins Glen International and came home first.
Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips race with a lap at 126.421 mph.
A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports was second fastest in qualifying with a lap at 126.041 mph.
Third fastest was Allmendinger’s RPM [...]

Pedley: Keselowski Shows Guts, Maybe Not Smarts
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Pedley: Keselowski Shows Guts, Maybe Not Smarts

You kind of have to admire Brad Keselowski’s unshakable determination to not let anybody drive his Sprint Cup car as he recuperates from the broken ankle he suffered two weeks ago. You do kind of have to question the wisdom of that determination. Especially this weekend.
Word is, there is no backup driver standing by to [...]

Busch Fires Back at Jimmie
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 11:36 | Comments Off
Busch Fires Back at Jimmie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Friday, Jimmie Johnson took to the microphone in the media center at Watkins Glen International race track to have his say about his problems with fellow driver Kurt Busch.
On Saturday, Busch stepped up to the microphone. His comments about Johnson and their on-track and post-race incidents at Pocono Raceway [...]

Jimmie Rips Into Kurt Busch
Friday, 12 Aug, 2011 – 13:40 | Comments Off
Jimmie Rips Into Kurt Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Time is apparently not healing the wounds of Jimmie Johnson in relation to his recent run-ins with Kurt Busch.
Johnson, in the middle of a quest to win his sixth straight Sprint Cup championship, made that very clear during a press conference Friday at Watkins Glen International.
About two questions into the [...]

It’s Go Time For A Batch Of Spring Flingers
Friday, 12 Aug, 2011 – 8:50 | One Comment
It’s Go Time For A Batch Of Spring Flingers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hope sprung like crazy for Dale Earnhardt Jr. this past spring. He was racking up top-12s, top-10s and top-fives in bunches. After finishing second at Kansas in early June, he cruised into the summer third in the point standings and with a Chase berth packaged with a nice satin bow.
Or [...]

Gibbs And Toyota To Combine Forces For Future
Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – 16:24 | One Comment
Gibbs And Toyota To Combine Forces For Future

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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A partnership between Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development will provide a more united front in 2012 when NASCAR begins using fuel injected engines and result in JGR and Michael Waltrip Racing using the same engine packages, company executives said Thursday.
TRD has 32 years of experience developing, building and [...]