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Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
Monday, 1 Mar, 2010 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”
Woody: Please Remember “Suitcase”

Jake “Suitcase” Elder didn’t have any fancy degree in mechanical engineering or aerodynamics. They don’t teach quantum physics in the third grade, which is where Jake’s formal education petered out.
Some said Suitcase couldn’t read or write. I don’t know if that’s so. All I know is that Suitcase Elder was a heckuva crew chief whose […]

Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?
Monday, 1 Mar, 2010 – 7:49 | One Comment
Ingram: Atlanta’s Spring Appeal Back On Track?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Sprint Cup Series is leaving Las Vegas and headed to Atlanta. That brings up the question of whether a Sprint Cup date might be leaving Atlanta headed in the direction of either Las Vegas or the Kentucky Motor Speedway in 2011, which is shaping up […]

Montoya Rips Into McMurray
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2010 – 19:54 | 2 Comments
Montoya Rips Into McMurray

You’ve got to wonder how much vitriol would have flowed if Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya were not teammates at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing. The way it was, gallons flowed.
The two drivers collided on the race track early in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Afterward, Montoya was anything but delicate with his […]

Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2010 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas
Johnson Uses Skill To Get Victory In Vegas

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Jimmie Johnson passed teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead with 16 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The pass came after Johnson took four new tires on the final pit stop, which was preceded by a caution that came out with 39 laps to go, while […]

Flag to Flag: Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2010 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Las Vegas
Flag to Flag: Las Vegas

Watching the Shelby American?
Nick Bromberg is.
Check in here and chat with him as he blogs the action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

Race Day: Guess Which City Is The Driver Favorite?
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2010 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Race Day: Guess Which City Is The Driver Favorite?
Race Day: Guess Which City Is The Driver Favorite?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Professional race car drivers are generally young, sometimes single and all have pockets full of folding money. The fact that they enjoy going 200 mph in cars that want to lift off the ground at 100 mph testifies to their love of excitement.
So to ask NASCAR drivers if they enjoy […]

Vegas Notes: Fast Talking Dominates Vegas
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Fast Talking Dominates Vegas
Vegas Notes: Fast Talking Dominates Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speeds are up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Way up. Entire miles per hour up. Speeds in qualifying and speeds in practice.
Those searching for an answer as to why, are generally hearing a five-letter word – tires.
Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American on Friday with […]

Biffle Says It’s Time To Tend To The Roots
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010 – 17:26 | 2 Comments
Biffle Says It’s Time To Tend To The Roots

Las Vegas, Nev. – Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle is doing his part to breathe life back into racing at the grass roots level.
The driver of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 16 Ford announced Friday morning that he has acquired partial ownership of Sunset Speedway, a 1/3-mile clay oval just outside of Portland.
He’ll also play a […]

Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 19:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole
Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole

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Hometown boy Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American Sprint Cup race Friday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It was the first Vegas pole for Busch, who drives the No. 2 Dodge for Penske Racing.
But it was the second in a row for his crew chief, Steve Addington. Addington won the pole and […]

Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes

Las Vegas, Nev. – Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet wound up in the same position Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that it was with just over two laps remaining on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. – in the wall.
After closing onto the rear bumper of eventual race-winner Jimmie Johnson by running […]