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Carl Edwards Nabs Second Quarter DOTY Award
Thursday, 7 Jul, 2011 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Nabs Second Quarter DOTY Award

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards’ podium prowess in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup series this spring has earned the popular Roush Fenway Racing driver recognition as second quarter Driver of the Year.
Edwards posted three Nationwide Series victories and another three runner-up finishes in 10 events – and added a signature win in Cup’s [...]

Pedley: Super Weekend Creates Some Sadness
Thursday, 7 Jul, 2011 – 8:36 | One Comment
Pedley: Super Weekend Creates Some Sadness

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As a race fan, I’m happy about Wednesday’s announcement that the Sprint Cup weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become a quadruple-header in 2012. As a Race Fan, I’m saddened by the announcement.
The announcement, of course, was that the Nationwide Series race which has tradtionally been held at quaint, intimate [...]

Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012

The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join  Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the [...]

Georgia Peaches Beginning To Ripen In NASCAR
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 8:51 | One Comment
Georgia Peaches Beginning To Ripen In NASCAR

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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When the University of Georgia football team opens the season in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, the prospects of a great campaign might hinge on the play of a heralded, incoming freshman class billed as the ”dream team.”
Motorsports in Georgia had its own version of a “dream team” about a decade earlier when three young drivers began their assault on [...]

Woody: There’s Smoke But Where’s The Fire?
Tuesday, 5 Jul, 2011 – 8:07 | One Comment
Woody: There’s Smoke But Where’s The Fire?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart has dug himself a deep hole in the point standings and the clock is ticking.
Stewart is 12th in the standings, with nine races remaining to set the field for the Chase for the Championship.
Following the 26th race on Sept. 10 at Richmond, only the top 10 in the standings [...]

Ragan, Logano Making Silly Season Progress?
Monday, 4 Jul, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Ragan, Logano Making Silly Season Progress?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten from Daytona:
1. Two drivers with big question marks over their heads came into the Sprint Cup race at Daytona and one came out with a victory – David Ragan – because he made all the right moves and had help from his Roush [...]

Georgia Is On The Rise Again In NASCAR
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2011 – 19:02 | One Comment
Georgia Is On The Rise Again In NASCAR

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Now that the majority of the NASCAR teams are headquartered around Concord, N.C., and the new, official NASCAR Hall of Fame is in Charlotte, there’s a perception that NASCAR has its roots in the Carolinas.
But there are plenty of Georgians who beg to differ.
As writer and historian Brandon Reed pointed [...]

Pedley: Roush’s Faith In Youth Now Paying Off
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2011 – 11:53 | Comments Off
Pedley: Roush’s Faith In Youth Now Paying Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jack Roush is a results guy. He’s not in NASCAR for the money or the glamour. He’s certainly not in it to make friends.
His business decisions are built around improving results on the track and when a Roush Fenway Racing decision is not resulting in improvement – or even if [...]

Ragan Delivers Victory In Coke 400 At Daytona
Saturday, 2 Jul, 2011 – 21:41 | One Comment
Ragan Delivers Victory In Coke 400 At Daytona

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David Ragan, with help from drafting pal and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of the season for Ragan. First of his career, even. It came in his 163rd start. It came at the place where he whiffed on [...]

Pedley: The 2001 400 Was Fix Free
Saturday, 2 Jul, 2011 – 12:35 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The 2001 400 Was Fix Free

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first victory at Daytona International Speedway was unbelievable. Seriously. Literally. The circumstances of that victory were so bizarre that some in the garages, and many in the media and grandstands, thought the race was fixed.
They thought the fact that Earnhardt won the race on his first trip [...]