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NASCAR Announces Major Format Changes
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012 – 11:39 | One Comment
NASCAR Announces Major Format Changes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR officials on Tuesday unveiled a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, the most significant of which is a new qualifying format in the Sprint Cup Series.
That new format marks a return to the past as automatic entry into race fields by the top 35 cars in owner [...]

TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing
Monday, 15 Oct, 2012 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s retooled-for-2013 Sprint Cup cars, with their emphasis on showroom-style bodywork and mechanical grip, will not necessarily change what Greg Biffle calls the “hornet’s nest” that is restrictor plate racing.
“You’re always going to have plates. I don’t think it’s going to change it an ounce,” Biffle [...]

Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2012 – 6:14 | Comments Off
Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel

CONCORD, N.C. – Fuel mileage strategy can be defined rather simply – a love-hate relationship.
In Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, that often frustrating facet of racing smiled on Clint Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing team, allowing the Kansas native to collect his first victory in the Chase and third [...]

Head Injury Turned Ricky Craven Upside Down
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2012 – 12:17 | One Comment
Head Injury Turned Ricky Craven Upside Down

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – When former NASCAR driver and now ESPN analyst Ricky Craven heard Dale Earnhardt Jr. was stepping out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for two Sprint Cup races it resurrected a lot of memories for the 46-year-old Maine native.
That’s because Craven was driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet when [...]

Will Busch Bust Up The Furniture?
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 9:23 | 2 Comments
Will Busch Bust Up The Furniture?

With a fresh start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch now has the opportunity to make his way into a pretty interesting fraternity: The fraternity of professional athletes who have wasted massive talent and potential because of an inability to exercise acceptable levels of self control.
Here’s hoping the eldest of the Busch brothers [...]

Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 8:39 | Comments Off
Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – For 29-year-old Regan Smith, the last four weeks have been quite a roller-coaster ride.
During that time span he has lost his NASCAR Sprint Cup ride with Furniture Row Racing to Kurt Busch, gained a ride with Busch’s former team fielded by James Finch and been named [...]

Biffle Wins Pole In Charlotte
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Biffle Wins Pole In Charlotte

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Greg Biffle won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. he did it with a track record lap in 27.877 seconds (193.708 mph).
It was  Biffle’s third pole of the season, his first at Charlotte and the 12th of his career.
He edged Mark Martin (193.361 mph) and Ryan [...]

Peers To Junior: We Hear Ya
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 20:22 | One Comment
Peers To Junior: We Hear Ya

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers said Thursday it’s their responsibility to get checked by a doctor when they believe they have suffered a concussion, but admitted it’s a difficult step to take knowing they may not be cleared to drive.
“For any race car driver not being in the car is your [...]

Earnhardt Jr.: Reporting Injury Was Toughest Part
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 17:39 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.: Reporting Injury Was Toughest Part

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Thursday the concussion he suffered last weekend in the final lap 25-car pileup at Talladega Superspeedway was his second in the last six weeks and he knew for his own “well-being” he needed to follow a neurosurgeon’s orders and step out of [...]