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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]

Hamlin Says The Fight Is For Hendrick’s Scraps
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says The Fight Is For Hendrick’s Scraps

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has staked a claim to best in class in Sprint Cup, or at least that’s the way Denny Hamlin sized it up on this week’s NASCAR teleconference.
Hamlin said the three-team JGR outfit is the best of the non-Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated teams.
“Week in, week out, it’s a Hendrick [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Preview
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 1:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway as Tony Stewart goes for the season sweep. Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. talk about the challenges presented by the unique three-turn track. Denny Hamlin tops the Driver Rating list at the Tricky Triangle, but find out who else is a good pick this weekend. [...]

A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 15:33 | One Comment
A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Allmendinger didn’t give Richard Petty Motorsports its historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Kasey Kahne delivered that feel-good moment to King Richard and partners-via-merger George N. Gillett Jr. and Ray Evernham at Infineon Raceway last month.
But as a driver who knows he easily could [...]