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David Ragan Gets Biggest Win Of His Career
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 20:43 | Comments Off
David Ragan Gets Biggest Win Of His Career

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The last time David Ragan stood in victory lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was a pint-sized kid standing alongside a Legends car sponsored by Rudy Farms.
Saturday night, he returned to that same hallowed ground after passing Brad Keselowski for the lead with just over a lap [...]

Ragan On Showdown Pole
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Ragan On Showdown Pole

David Ragan of Roush Fenway Racing will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown from the pole position. Ragan won the pole during a Friday qualifying session.
Next to him on the front row will be A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports.
The top two drivers in the Showdown will qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race on [...]

Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge

The No. 11 FedEx Toyota pit crew of Denny Hamlin captured the 2011 Sprint NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman team champion title, defending the team’s title from 2010.
The Joe Gibbs Racing crew beat the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew of Jimmie Johnson in the final with a time of 22.298 seconds.
The [...]

Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 15:53 | Comments Off
Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like [...]

Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit [...]

Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t know if it was a typo, a misunderstanding by the transcriber or an intentionally-clever play on words by Kevin Harvick.
This is what he was quoted as saying about being called in and chewed out by NASCAR following his Darlington dust-up with Kyle Busch, according to the printed transcript:
“That [...]

Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It

By  Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s All-Star race is supposed to be fun.
Before NASCAR’s “Have at it, boys’’ edict last year, the non-points race at Charlotte’s big track was the one event where stock car’s biggest stars could let their hair down and do some serious fender rubbing without any serious consequences.
Now, though, with [...]

Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 7:14 | One Comment
Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Kyle Busch versus Kevin Harvick feud. It’s merely been put on hold until after the four-race probation that started at Dover. There couldn’t be anything better for NASCAR and its TV ratings than a driver feud [...]

Kenseth Wins Cup Rubber Match At Dover
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins Cup Rubber Match At Dover

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Matt Kenseth used a two-tire strategy on the final pit stop of the day to win the Fed Ex 400 benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
It was Kenseth’s second victory of the season and comes four races after that victory in Texas.
It was the 20th victory of the Roush Fenway Racing [...]

Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 9:13 | One Comment
Race Day: So What’s Up With Wreck-And-Ring?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The cell phone thing is out of control. And not just with teen-agers, multi-tasking morons on the highway and bin Laden. They’ve become thumb-sucking tics for Americans of all ilks this century.
They’re even big in NASCAR, where they’re used as basic communication, for sure, but also as peace pipes.
They are [...]