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Dick Trickle Was No Joke To Wisconsin Fans, Drivers
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Dick Trickle Was No Joke To Wisconsin Fans, Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There wasn’t much drama back in the 1960s and ‘70s in Wisconsin when you searched the sports pages for short-track results. What you were usually just doing was looking to see who finished second to Dick Trickle.
The guy from Wisconsin Rapids was that automatic.
Been thinking about that the last couple [...]

Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch
Sunday, 12 May, 2013 – 13:36 | 4 Comments
Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the days between last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway and Saturday night’s event at Darlington Raceay, Kyle Busch has repeatedly stressed that he has nothing but respect and admiration for fellow driver Kasey Kahne.
He reportedly told Kahne that by way of a personal apology.
You’ve got to figure [...]

Kenseth Wins After Busch Fades At Darlington
Saturday, 11 May, 2013 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins After Busch Fades At Darlington

Matt Kenseth passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 13 laps to go and from there, went on to win Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch had dominated the race up to the pass by Kenseth but over the final laps, his No. 18 Toyota began losing speed. Busch finished [...]

Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row

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Kurt Busch earned his first pole of the season when he had the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Busch’s lap in his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was at a track record 181.918 mph.
Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was second fastest in the session [...]

Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Penalties issued to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth were scaled back significantly by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday.
Almost every penalty issued to the team was rescinded or reduced.
The penalties were issued after Kenseth’s Kansas Speedway race-winning car was found to have [...]

Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega
Monday, 6 May, 2013 – 9:46 | One Comment
Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, some say, is haunted. Seriously. Competitors and even track workers have been known to see things that aren’t there and hear things that don’t make sounds around the place that is said to be built on ground deemed scared by Native Americans.
And to be sure, things which defy [...]

Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race
Sunday, 5 May, 2013 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race

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David Ragan was the surprise winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed, wreck-marred Aarons 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ragan took the lead on the lead on the final lap and got his first Talladega victory.
His Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland was second.
Third was Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing. Rounding out the top five [...]

Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car

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Kurt Busch will test a Chevrolet-powered Andretti Autosport Indy car Thursday morning, May 9, just two days before IMS officially opens for practice for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Andretti Autosport team owner and IMS legend Michael Andretti will be on hand to provide driver coaching and assist in getting Busch up to speed [...]

Hamlin Cleared To Drive
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin has received medical clearance to return to on-track activity beginning with this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota.
Hamlin was injured during an accident at Auto Club Speedway and has missed the past four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races while recovering.
Exact [...]

It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 10:22 | Comments Off
It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]