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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 [...]

Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 15:31 | Comments Off
Logano Bumps Way To Victory At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Pole-sitter Joey Logano took the lead with just under four laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the year and the second of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s career. It came in [...]

Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway should get fans and competitors back to their homes and routines a lot quick than in years past. Like, for the first time in memory, while they’re still young.
Because not only are this year’s Cup stops at Pocono being mercifully trimmed back [...]

Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 12:15 | Comments Off
Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race

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Joey Logano won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway and smashed the track record in the process.
Logano’s fast lap was at 179.598 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and it blew away the old mark of 172.553 posted by Kasey Kahne in 2004.
In all, 36 drivers surpassed [...]

Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 17:03 | One Comment
Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Calls for the shortening of Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway have been answered as this year’s events will be 400 miles in length rather than 500. Voices emanating from the garages at Pocono Friday, were very thankful for the change.
“Four hundred miles is still a really long time,” driver [...]