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Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan

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Greg Biffle took the race lead with six laps to go when the engine of front-runner Jimmie Johnson let go. Once out front, Biffle easily went on to win the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season for the Roush Fenway Racing driver and it moved [...]

Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 9:16 | Comments Off
Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s been a busy weekend in auto racing with about every series except IndyCar on the tracks. Today, however, it’s just Sprint Cup and the NHRA running for points.
But an important day it is as the playoffs for both series are almost at hand.
Some things to keep an eye on [...]

Martin Qualifies On Pole At MIS
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Martin Qualifies On Pole At MIS

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Mark Martin topped the field in qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Martin lapped the flat 2-mile oval in 36.053 seconds (199.706 mph).
Second fastest was  Carl Edwards (198.626 mph). The pole award Martin’s series-best fourth of the season but his first at Michigan. It was the 55th [...]

Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Just a few weeks after a congressional effort narrowly failed that would have prohibited military sports-related sponsorships, Hendrick Motorsports announced on Friday that the National Guard will continue its relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and remain on his No. 88 Chevrolet through at least 2013.
Prior to the [...]

Victory At WGI Revs Up RPM’s Hopes For Future
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Victory At WGI Revs Up RPM’s Hopes For Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Silly Season at Richard Petty Motorsports took a well-timed twist at Watkins Glen International, where Marcos Ambrose handed his team’s namesake a tongue-in-cheek bargaining chip in its contract negotiations with Ford Racing.
Ambrose’s dramatic, final-lap victory over Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing during Sunday’s 27th annual Finger Lakes 355 at The [...]

A Slick Solution To Produce More Racing ‘Classics’
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
A Slick Solution To Produce More Racing ‘Classics’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the wake of the rave reviews of last Sunday’s “epic” finish at Watkins Glen International, the one destined to become an “instant classic” because the final two laps over the 2.45-mile road course were run on a film of ultra-slick synthetic oil, the race which will be “replayed for [...]

Watkins Glen Finish Leaves An Oily Taste In Mouth
Monday, 13 Aug, 2012 – 9:33 | 3 Comments
Watkins Glen Finish Leaves An Oily Taste In Mouth

The thickness of the film of oil that is coating the internal moving parts of the engine in your car is measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. It’s just thick enough to prevent metal-on-metal friction and the rapidly destructive effects of the heat that comes with that.
That film of oil is tough to see – [...]

Ambrose Outslugs Keselowski To Win At The Glen
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2012 – 14:52 | Comments Off
Ambrose Outslugs Keselowski To Win At The Glen

Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the final lap, held Keselowski off through the final two corners and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at an oil-bathed Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second straight for the Richard Petty Motorsport driver at WGI’s 2.45-mile/11-turn circuit and the second [...]

Montoya Wins Second Pole In Row
Saturday, 11 Aug, 2012 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Montoya Wins Second Pole In Row

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Juan Pablo Montoya made it two in a row Saturday, as he won the Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen International, the 2.45-mile road course in New York.
Montoya, who collected the pole last weekend at Pocono, won the pole for Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen in a track-record 69.438 seconds (127.020 mph).
Montoya edged [...]

Gordon Hopes To Re-Open The Old Road Show
Saturday, 11 Aug, 2012 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Gordon Hopes To Re-Open The Old Road Show

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon doesn’t spend time thumbing through his back pages, so the four Sprint Cup Series victories he has scored at Watkins Glen International are little more than a rainy day talking point in the summer of 2012.
“I’m very optimistic and excited about this [...]