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Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?
Monday, 20 Jun, 2011 – 7:47 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Were I tweeting, this would be my top 10 on Sunday (with footnotes):
1. Hamlin, M. Ford back on track at Michigan. Denny: “We made a magic adjustment and the car just took off.”
( No. 11 Crew Chief Mike Ford and his driver are on their [...]

Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Hamlin Gets Back On Winning Track At MIS

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Denny Hamlin took the lead coming out of the pits on the final pit stops of the day, held off Matt Kenseth over the final five laps and won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Kenseth finished second and Kyle Busch, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was third.
The [...]

Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Boys Are Back And Still Dang Angry

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s a big day today. It’s one that has fans and Sprint Cup drivers contemplating and remembering. It’s one which produces smiles in some and sadness in others.
Nope, not talking about Fathers Day here. It’s the day of the first race in which Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have come [...]

Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can

Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway, where the circuit is racing this weekend, have a way of turning into gas mileage/strategy races, as have several recent races in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
The reasons races play out that way are numerous. For starters, the caution periods in the latter part of the [...]

Kurt Busch Wins Michigan Pole
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2011 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Wins Michigan Pole

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Kurt Busch won this third straight Sprint Cup pole  Saturday as he and his Penske Racing Dodge laid down the fastest lap for Sunday’s Heluva Good! 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch’s lap was 38.156 seconds (188.699 mph).
Busch also won poles at Kansas and Pocono this month, and the 15th of his career. It was also [...]

Woody: Waltrip Tribute Well-Deserved, Overdue
Friday, 17 Jun, 2011 – 8:20 | 5 Comments
Woody: Waltrip Tribute Well-Deserved, Overdue

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In 1973 Darrell Waltrip was denied the Rookie of the Year Award because of his sandpaper personality.
Fast-forward almost four decades, and I was starting to feel that DW was getting a similar snub by the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
It took three tries but he finally made it – Darrell was among [...]

Pedley: Some Random Thoughts On Election Day
Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011 – 13:42 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Some Random Thoughts On Election Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – Some notes and thoughts from a day at NASCAR Hall of Fame voting:
First, in the interest of transparency and out of respect to fans, here is who I voted for on Tuesday and a breif explanation of why.
Darrell Waltrip. On numbers alone, he inarguably belong in the [...]

2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011 – 2:23 | Comments Off
2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet

Charlotte, N.C.  – NASCAR’s 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame total 23 championships and more than 900 victories, but NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday deciding on the five for enshrinement in January was the toughest yet.
NASCAR Cup champions Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip, legendary team owner Glen Wood, the sport’s winningest crew chief, [...]

Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 16:10 | One Comment
Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – The 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was elected today and it includes a mix of legendary drivers, a crew chief and a driver/owner.
The third class to be elected to the Hall includes Darrell Watlrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood.
They will [...]

Woody: Going Into Stands Is Asking For Trouble
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 9:47 | 2 Comments
Woody: Going Into Stands Is Asking For Trouble

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Carl Edwards has been risking his neck after some of his victories and I’m not talking about his famous back-flip off his car.
I’m referring to his habit of going into the grandstands to glad-hand fans, a la Jay Leno.
It’s a nice gesture on Carl’s part, but it’s dangerous. NASCAR better [...]