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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Edwards Hopes To Be Like Jeff At Watkins Glen
Friday, 10 Aug, 2012 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Edwards Hopes To Be Like Jeff At Watkins Glen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon has dedicated his life to providing hope for people who are in obscenely short supply of it. Sick children to hungry seniors.
Last weekend, the four-time Sprint Cup champion provided a bit of hope to a couple his fellow Sprint Cup drivers. Not the kind of life-saving hope that Gordon’s [...]

Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]

Dodge To Withdraw From NASCAR
Tuesday, 7 Aug, 2012 – 13:40 | Comments Off
Dodge To Withdraw From NASCAR

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During a teleconference with the media held this afternoon, it was announced that Dodge would not participate in NASCAR in 2013.
Making the announcement was Dodge’s Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports.
“It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we hold this conference, Gilles said.
Gilles said the move comes because the [...]