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NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 7:46 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering

Turns out Brad Keselowski was pretty much spot on in his analysis of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars. Specifically, that the cars had some hinky stuff going on with their rear ends.
NASCAR on Thursday, basically agreed as officials passed a rule that will limit the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that [...]

Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2012 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When Joey Logano arrived in the Sprint Cup Series in 2008, he came stamped with a “can’t-miss” tag. When he moves to his new gig at Penske Racing next year, he will do so with a new tag in place; one which reads “can-salvage”.
During a Wednesday morning teleconference with the [...]

Kenseth-To-Gibbs Announcement Finally Made
Tuesday, 4 Sep, 2012 – 12:14 | Comments Off
Kenseth-To-Gibbs Announcement Finally Made

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As expected, Matt Kenseth will drive a Sprint Cup car for Joe Gibbs Racing next year. The long-anticipated announcement of that was made during a jovial press conference held Tuesday at the JGR team’s Huntersville, N.C. shops.
“In this sport, you’ve got to have somebody who can really wheel it,” team [...]

Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing

HAMPTON, Ga. – Top ten tweets from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1. Story of the weak: After vowing to run over Matt Kenseth at every turn following their wreck-o-rama at Bristol, Tony Stewart backed off in Atlanta. (Just when NASCAR needs a rivalry between major players during a championship run, Tony the team owner, who left [...]

Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta

Denny Hamlin out ran Jeff Gordon over the final two laps and earned his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday night when he won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Hamlin’s series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin, first out of the pits for the green/white/checkered [...]

By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 12:53 | One Comment
By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – A colleague, Monte Dutton, wrote this week about how Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite its name, isn’t really an Atlanta track.
He’s right. It’s in Hampton, a small southern suburb and a location that many question given the larger population centers on the north side of Atlanta.
But back when [...]

Earnhardt On Driver Scuffles: That’s Entertainment
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Earnhardt On Driver Scuffles: That’s Entertainment

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – The dust-up at Bristol Motor Speedway between Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth seemed to have run out of steam by the time the Sprint Cup Series rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. But the debate over things like throwing helmets and punches continued in the media center [...]

Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole

Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 29.787 seconds (186.121 mph), Stewart won his first Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 14th of his career. The 45th of 47 drivers to [...]

Danica And Kenseth Talk Tempers At Atlanta
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Danica And Kenseth Talk Tempers At Atlanta

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – Danica Patrick said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway she had no regrets waving her finger at Regan Smith last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway following a late-race incident that sent her No. 10 Chevrolet nose-first into the inside retaining wall.
“I think what matters is that the fans [...]

Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up
Thursday, 30 Aug, 2012 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Although he says he slept well on Monday night, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren looked and sounded relieved after Tuesday’s first day of a two-day Goodyear tire test at his newly repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval.
That’s to be expected as the Kansas project has been one of the most scrutinized repaves in NASCAR during [...]