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Hamlin Says His Head Is Back In The Race
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says His Head Is Back In The Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin said Friday that his bell has stopped ringing and that he has no concerns about his physical condition in the wake of a hard hit he took during Thursday’s Sprint Cup test session at Kansas Speedway.
“Feel 100 percent today,” Hamlin said. “Thought I was [...]

Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts [...]

Is NASCAR Sending Message On Head Injuries?
Thursday, 18 Oct, 2012 – 15:16 | One Comment
Is NASCAR Sending Message On Head Injuries?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan, – Officially, not much has changed with NASCAR’s policy on driver injuries in the wake of what happened to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega two weeks ago. Officially, a driver who can navigate his damaged car back to the garages after a wreck still will not be [...]

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 [...]