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Race Day: Speeders Could Join Track In Weeping
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | One Comment
Race Day: Speeders Could Join Track In Weeping

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The guess here is that teams and drivers in today’s weeper-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be paying a bit more attention to their speeds on pit road. Especially those wanting to, say, win.
The Juan Pablo Montoya situation of last week at Indianapolis was one of the top [...]

Rain Pushes Pocono Back To Monday
Sunday, 2 Aug, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Rain Pushes Pocono Back To Monday

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Rain and a wet track forced postponement of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The decision to postpone by NASCAR officials was made late in the afternoon, about two hours after the scheduled starting time.
The has been rescheduled to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.
Heavy rains deluged the track Sunday morning. The weather began to [...]

Reutimann Knows the Risks Of Taking Risks
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 21:32 | One Comment
Reutimann Knows the Risks Of Taking Risks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You can ask race car drivers to do a lot of things and they will happily comply. Seemingly insane things, too.
They’ll drive 200 mph an inch away from a concrete wall, they’ll inhale toxic exhaust fumes, they’ll sit inches away from red-hot header pipes in Florida during July and they’ll [...]

Rain Puts Stewart On Pocono Pole
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
Rain Puts Stewart On Pocono Pole

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Rain has forced the cancelation of Sprint Cup qualifying at Pocono Raceway so the starting field for Sunday’s race will be set by points.
That means Tony Stewart will be on the pole. In the front row with Stewart on Sunday will be Jimmie Johnson.
“I’ll take it,” Stewart said of the pole and the pits stall [...]

Woody: NASCAR Traffic Police Got Their Man
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 7:30 | 6 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Traffic Police Got Their Man

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose by now everybody has heard about Juan Pablo Montoya getting ticketed for speeding down pit road at Indy last Sunday while eating a McDonald’s breakfast burrito and talking on his cell phone.
NASCAR crossing guard John Darby said he repeatedly blew his whistle in an attempt to get “El Speedo” [...]

Some Say NASCAR Monitoring System Is Darn Good
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 18:50 | One Comment
Some Say NASCAR Monitoring System Is Darn Good

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite the pit road speed limit fiasco of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and driver Juan Pablo Montoya at Indianapolis, it’s likely somebody will be caught speeding in the pit lane during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono by running too fast between the nine timing loops.
Is it a fair system?
“It’s a [...]

For Miss Sprint Cup, Mugging Is Working
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 16:22 | 4 Comments
For Miss Sprint Cup, Mugging Is Working

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Surely you have seen her on the TV, jockeying for position during the typical NASCAR Victory Lane celebration scrum.
Lurking. Miss Sprint Cup always is lurking…albeit with a perpetual smile, augmented by the occasional shuffle and the well-timed head-nod.
Don’t try these subtle moves while standing atop your [...]

Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:31 | Comments Off
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Thursday Observations:
* In recent years NASCAR has begun making all sorts of on-track data available to teams, media and fans. There are all sorts of “loop data” numbers available, made possible by the latest electronic scoring loops that have been placed at every track.
But the one bit of information not [...]

Wood Brothers Turning Fewer Laps, More Heads
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 14:15 | 4 Comments
Wood Brothers Turning Fewer Laps, More Heads

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Bill Elliott decided part of the way into the 2007 Sprint Cup season that he was coming out of semi-retirement to drive the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford, he made it clear that it wouldn’t be one of those deals where he rested on his laurels and cashed in [...]

Ford Boss Says New Engine On Track Soon
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 14:10 | Comments Off
Ford Boss Says New Engine On Track Soon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brian Wolfe looks very much like the engineer that he is, except maybe for the nice haircut. So when Wolfe, the director of Ford Racing Technology, talks about his company and NASCAR, you get the feeling that here is a guy who knows his product and is not [...]