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Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double
Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 6 Comments
Woody: Good-bye, Good Riddance To The Double

Last Sunday’s Indy 500 and Coke 600 shared dramatic finishes but they didn’t share a single driver. Good. Perhaps the NASCAR guys who used to “do the double” have finally come to their senses.
I suppose we had to admire their grit but I always questioned their gumption.
I also questioned their dedication to their NASCAR teams, [...]

Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 9:35 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Crashing, Not Crying On Racing’s Big Day

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
1. Big motor races are so often a big start, a long middle and a big finish. That was not the case on this Memorial Day weekend. At Indy and Charlotte, big starts were followed by only a few muddles in the middle and exceptionally big surprise endings.
2. In Charlotte, [...]

Kevin Harvick Once Again Stars As ‘The Closer’
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 8:46 | 3 Comments
Kevin Harvick Once Again Stars As ‘The Closer’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – In three victories this year Kevin Harvick has led only nine laps; an accomplishment that has resulted in him garnering the nickname “The Closer.”
For one victory he overtook five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on the final lap. The other two came at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s expense. [...]

Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 22:02 | Comments Off
Harvick Passes Gasless Earnhardt To Win The Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick passed an out-of-fuel Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the lead on the final turn of the final lap and went on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The victory was the third of the season for Harvick, who led just two laps Sunday night.
The victory was the 17th of [...]

Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Talk Of Speed Moves From Roads To Track

The Sprint Cup cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway in today’s Coca-Cola 600 will be going 200 mph. But it was a run at 128 mph that has produced the most buzz around NASCAR this week.
The slower run was made by Kyle Busch early in the week. It was made on a back road in the [...]

Minter: When Owners Take Stage, It’s Serious
Sunday, 29 May, 2011 – 12:04 | One Comment
Minter: When Owners Take Stage, It’s Serious

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – A driver should know the situation is serious when their car owner accompanies them to a press conference, as was the case with both Trevor Bayne and Kyle Busch at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday.
In Bayne’s case, it was a serious medical issue that was being dealt [...]

Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off
Saturday, 28 May, 2011 – 18:51 | Comments Off
Roush’s Faith In Stenhouse Is Beginning To Pay Off

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – One year ago Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn’t know if he would keep his NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with Roush Fenway Racing and he certainly never envisioned a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the near future.
Stenhouse arrived at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2010 with four crashes [...]

McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors
Saturday, 28 May, 2011 – 13:19 | Comments Off
McMurray Shares Pain Of Hometown Neighbors

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – For Joplin, Mo., native Jamie McMurray, never being able to go home again is a stark reality the NASCAR driver could never have imagined.
The massive tornado that cut a deadly swath through McMurray’s hometown last Sunday destroyed the high school he attended as well as the house [...]

Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Open-wheel star Danica Patrick has flat-out denied a report that she has a tentative deal to go fulltime racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next year.
The report of her move to NASCAR was posted on ESPN.com late Tuesday, as well as
ESPN’s “Bottom Line” crawl on its various network [...]

Keselowski Captures Pole For The 600
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Keselowski Captures Pole For The 600

RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski on Thursday won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The pole is the first of Keselowski’s season and the second of his career. His other pole came at New Hampshire last fall.
He is driving the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge Charger. His speed on his quick [...]