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Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Fame Hall Is Packed With Legends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville is no match for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, but for racing folks in the Peach State, it’s still a big deal.
And this year’s class of inductees show just how big a role Georgians have played in NASCAR – and [...]

Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 7:41 | One Comment
Harris: KyBu Is No Petty, But He Ain’t Too Bad

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A lot has been made of Kyle Busch’s 100th win, both pro and con.
The number, by itself, is certainly impressive. But, yes, it is more than a little silly to start comparing KyBu, as he has become known in the media, to longtime NASCAR stars like Richard Petty or David [...]

Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit
Thursday, 21 Jul, 2011 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Cup Tracks To Be Dark But Others Are Well Lit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last Sunday, Ryan Newman was still damp with the sweat he had worked up winning his first Sprint Cup race in well over a year when it was suggested to him that it was too bad the series was heading into a potentially momentum-shaving bye week.
Not even close, Newman said: [...]

Busch Speeding Case May Be Postponed
Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2011 – 13:53 | One Comment

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s speeding case is expected to be postponed Wednesday and resolved in late August.
Busch’s attorney, Clifton Homesley, is asking for a continuance and the trial will go to district court on Aug. 23. Homesley says Busch has accepted responsibility and looks forward to resolving this in court.
Busch was charged May 24 for [...]

Pedley: The Journey Is Not Always The Best Part
Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2011 – 9:16 | 3 Comments
Pedley: The Journey Is Not Always The Best Part

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is one good thing about the dip in the popularity of auto racing – it has made getting in and out of race tracks a lot easier.
Then again, maybe it was the type of traffic insanity that occurred at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago – the type of insanity [...]

Racin’ News: New Crew Chief For Montoya
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011 – 14:39 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: New Crew Chief For Montoya

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In Racin’ News today, Tuesday, July 19:
(In this package: New crew chief for Montoya; Foyt to team with Honda.)
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Tueday it has made a crew chief change on the No. 42 Target Chevrolet driven by Juan Pablo Montoya.
Effective immediately, Jim Pohlman, who has been with the organization since [...]

Woody: Kyle’s ‘100 NASCAR Wins’ Is A Skewed Stat
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011 – 8:22 | 14 Comments
Woody: Kyle’s ‘100 NASCAR Wins’ Is A Skewed Stat

A weekend story claimed Kyle Busch became “just the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races” after his Nationwide victory last Saturday at New Hampshire Speedway.
Wrong. Several other drivers have won that many races – and more.
Dick Trickle estimated he won over 1,000 races during his career. How many of those were “NASCAR” races? Impossible [...]

Racin’ News: Erwin Is Allmendinger’s New Crew Chief
Monday, 18 Jul, 2011 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Erwin Is Allmendinger’s New Crew Chief

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In Racin’ News today, Monday, July 18:
(In this package: New crew chief for Allmendinger; Yelley to Front Row)
Richard Petty Motorsports officials announced today that Greg Erwin has joined the team and will replace Mike Shiplett as crew chief for the No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by AJ Allmendinger.
“Mike and I have been [...]

Pedley: Loudon Could Be SHR’s Defining Weekend
Monday, 18 Jul, 2011 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Pedley: Loudon Could Be SHR’s Defining Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede:
It was just one weekend. But it was so much more. The kind of weekend Stewart-Haas Racing had at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the kind that can make an entire season. An entire era, even.
Tony Stewart was exaggerating hardly at all when, after the race, he [...]

Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes
Monday, 18 Jul, 2011 – 9:40 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Once upon a time during NASCAR history, a man named Les Richter conducted a time and motion study. As the vice president of competition for NASCAR’s premier Winston Cup series, Richter wanted to know how much time team members spent standing in line each weekend in order to get a [...]