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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 [...]

Penske To Use Roush Yates Ford Engines In 2013
Monday, 6 Aug, 2012 – 16:04 | Comments Off
Penske To Use Roush Yates Ford Engines In 2013

Roush Yates Engines announced Monday that it will provide Ford FR9 engines to Penske Racing beginning with the 2013 NASCAR season.
Penske Racing announced earlier this year that it would part company with Dodge and be returning to Ford Racing in 2013 in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
“It’s truly an honor to provide Penske Racing [...]

Pocono Reports On Spectator Death
Monday, 6 Aug, 2012 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Pocono Reports On Spectator Death

Early Monday afternoon, Pocono Raceway held a press conference to discus the death Sunday of a spectator at the track.
At the press conference, the following statement was issued:
As reported yesterday, a long time member of our Pocono Raceway family, a spectator has passed away following a lightning strike. According to Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen [...]

Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 15:55 | One Comment
Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory

Jeff Gordon, desperate to win a race or two in order to get a wild card berth in the upcoming playoffs, won the rain-shortened Pennsylvania Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Gordon, who started the day in 15th place in the standing and with six [...]

Montoya On Cup Pole At Pocono
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Montoya On Cup Pole At Pocono

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Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field down to the green-flag in Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. The driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet earned his eighth career pole laying down a lap of 176.043 mph edging the second place qualifier by hundredth of a second.
Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed [...]

Gordon To Receive Award That Will Never Tarnish
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 11:12 | Comments Off
Gordon To Receive Award That Will Never Tarnish

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LONG POND, Pa. – Jeff Gordon will be presented the Heisman Humanitarian award at the The Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner in New York in December.
The announcement was made at Pocono Raceway on Friday as the four-time Sprint Cup champion was flanked by past Heisman winners Tim Brown of Notre Dame [...]

NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 10:49 | One Comment
NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
News that the 2013 Sprint Cup cars will more closely resemble street machinery is, well, news. Just news. Neutral news. Certainly not bad news and, in fact, a step in a happy direction. But, it is not great news for those who are waiting for a savior.
Time was, kids, the [...]

Penske Cuts Allmendinger
Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Penske Cuts Allmendinger

Penske Racing announced Wednesday that AJ Allmendinger has been released as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Allmendinger was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last week for a positive drug test.
“Penske Racing fully supports NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and we are disappointed with AJ’s positive drug test results,” said Roger Penske. [...]