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Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose I’m one of the few journalists who covered both the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in Daytona in 2001 and the crash three years later of Dale Earhardt Jr. that brought him as close to a fatal accident as he’s ever been. The incident occurred at the Infineon [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood
Monday, 18 Jun, 2012 – 9:58 | One Comment
‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
To be a sports writer is to be a cynic when it comes to sports heroes. When you get to witness first hand the behavior of top athletes after the television lights go off, after the last  begrudging autograph is signed and the back is turned to the public at-large, [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 16:59 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One hundred and forty-four proved to the be the charm for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Hendrick Motorsports driver broke free from his four-year slump and won the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Earnhardt, whose last victory in the series came at the [...]

Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 9:31 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on [...]

Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 13:44 | One Comment
Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade

Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Ambrose won the pole with the fastest qualifying lap in track history – 203.241 mph. It is Ambrose’s first Cup pole.
“Lightning fast,” Ambrose said.
Guess so.
The record run came on a newly repaved MIS surface which has [...]

Speeds Prompt Changes At ‘New’ Michigan
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Speeds Prompt Changes At ‘New’ Michigan

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Practice speeds topping 200 mph produced instances of blistering tires at the newly repaved Michigan International Speedway Friday, prompting The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to change its left-side tire recommendation for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
The decision was announced late Friday evening after several teams [...]

Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2012 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The big stories in the big events in pro racing this weekend will be:
Sprint Cup – Another week, another race at a newly paved race track. This week, it’s Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn.
As with Pocono, site of last weekend’s race, Michigan was fast before the repave. With a smoother [...]

Busch, Phoenix Remain Together
Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2012 – 16:18 | Comments Off
Busch, Phoenix Remain Together

Kyle Busch and Phoenix Racing will press on together the team announced Tuesday.
James Finch, the owner of Phoenix Racing, made the announcement in a published statement. In the statement, he said, “We have met with Kurt. At the end of the day, we are racers, so we’re going racing together with Kurt and the No. 51 [...]

Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked
Monday, 11 Jun, 2012 – 10:06 | One Comment
Logano And Martin Fates Continue To Be Linked

So, ironic much that Joey Logano bumped Mark Martin out of his way with a couple laps left to go Sunday at Pocono in order to get his first non-asterisk victory in the Sprint Cup Series? And how ironic was it that a slight bobble by the normally mistake-proof Martin, allowed Logano into position to [...]