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MINTER: Variety Of Factors To Blame For Nerf Racing In Cup
Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 – 7:10 | 3 Comments
MINTER: Variety Of Factors To Blame For Nerf Racing In Cup

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The long stretch of wreck-less racing in the Sprint Cup Series has become the subject of conversation around water coolers, across fenders and on the Internet.
To cut to the Chase, so to speak, about reasons for lap after lap of relatively uneventful racing and a dearth of drama it helps [...]

British ‘Reserve’ To Meet NASCAR Car Culture
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012 – 10:41 | Comments Off
British ‘Reserve’ To Meet NASCAR Car Culture

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The television show “Top Gear” is crude, condescending, intellectually dishonest, contradictory, pretentious and self-important. Its three hosts are churlish, arrogant and bellicose. “Top Gear” is also – in spite of, and, undoubtedly because of all of the above – extremely entertaining.
In fact, it may be the best show on television [...]

RPM’s Almirola Has New Crew Chief
Monday, 30 Apr, 2012 – 9:28 | Comments Off
RPM’s Almirola Has New Crew Chief

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Richard Petty Motorsports announced Monday that it changing crew chiefs on the No. 43 car. Mike Ford will replace Greg Erwin as the crew chief for driver Aric Almirola.
Ford led Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team to six straight post-season appearances in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Ford will join the team immediately [...]

Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 21:45 | One Comment
Busch Celebrates, Others Fume After Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the aid of what was reported to be a plastic water bottle, and what was obviously a pit crew in high gear, Kyle Busch won the Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s first in 20 [...]

Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 9:33 | Comments Off
Will Yellow Fever Return Tonight In Richmond?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Wrecks have always been a controversial issue in racing and they are again this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, site of tonight’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup event.
Except this time around, the question being asked about them is:  How come so few and do we need more of them?
People who [...]

Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Martin Claims Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond

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Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Capital City 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway after laying down the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session.
The pole is the second of the season for the Michael Waltrip Racing driver as he also qualified No. 1 for the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s [...]

Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of random useless thoughts and opinions on racing:
Can’t remember a time when asphalt was making a big buzz the way it has been this year. No kidding, pave jobs are making headlines.
And, stirring debate: My aggregate is better than yours. Oh yeah, well my substrata is less prone [...]

Larry Woody: NASCAR Is Supposed To Be A Nervous Wreck
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 20:13 | 8 Comments
Larry Woody: NASCAR Is Supposed To Be A Nervous Wreck

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t know what part of “fans like wrecks” that NASCAR doesn’t understand. You’d think that after six decades they’d get it.
Wrecks – and the tense anticipation thereof – are what made NASCAR the thrilling spectator sport that it is. Or used to be.
Bruising, beat-and-bang action is what separated NASCAR [...]

Decision Made: Bristol To Undergo Another Reconfiguration
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 14:31 | Comments Off
Decision Made: Bristol To Undergo Another Reconfiguration

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Officials at Bristol Motor Speedway announced Wednesday that their track will be reconfigured.
Less than a month after fan feedback convinced him to make changes to the concrete surface at Bristol, Bruton Smith, Chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, announced his plans for significant modifications to the track.
“I said when this process began last month that I [...]

Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 12:29 | One Comment
Miller Has Waltrip Racing Enjoying The High Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It’s the day before the eighth Sprint Cup race of the season and the temperature is knuckle-reddening cold, the wind is shredding flags and banners, and the Kansas Speedway track surface is coming up in five-inch chunks.
If Scott Miller, the vice president of competition for Michael [...]