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A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 – 10:13 | One Comment
A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In no particular order, one person’s list of top racing-related moments from what is one person’s favorite week of racing of the year:
– Pre-race at Indianapolis. There is no debate about which is the biggest, most important and most spectacular auto race in America. It’s Indy and it’s not even [...]

Finishing Touch Gets Kahne To Victory Lane
Monday, 28 May, 2012 – 7:14 | Comments Off
Finishing Touch Gets Kahne To Victory Lane

CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne and Hendrick Motorsports possess an affinity for Charlotte Motor Speedway and it paid dividends for the 32-year-old driver Sunday night.
With a potent Chevrolet that no one could challenge in the Coca-Cola 600’s closing laps, Kahne and crew chief Kenny Francis snapped a string of bad luck that had stalked [...]

Kahne Gets First Hendrick Win And It’s A Biggie
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 21:17 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Hendrick Win And It’s A Biggie

RacinToday.com
Big things were expected of Kasey Kahne when he moved to Hendrdick Motorsports this season and Saturday in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway a big thing finally did happen. Kahne got his first win of the season.
The victory was the first for Kahne since last fall when he won at [...]

It’s Early But It’s Also Go Time For Jeff Gordon
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 14:56 | Comments Off
It’s Early But It’s Also Go Time For Jeff Gordon

CONCORD, N.C. – Unless something miraculous happens, the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship will come and go without Jeff Gordon. And NASCAR has banned miracles.
Perhaps the reality has set in, perhaps Gordon is an Olivier-caliber actor or perhaps he has new golf clubs and is looking forward to using them.  It could even [...]

Memorial Day About More Than Just Racing
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 10:32 | 2 Comments
Memorial Day About More Than Just Racing

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes, despite their good intentions, people in the racing world get Memorial Day mixed up with the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day as in decorating the graves of those killed in the line of duty, isn’t about those who serve. It’s about those [...]

Pole At 600 Is A Biggie For King And His Subjects
Saturday, 26 May, 2012 – 8:41 | One Comment
Pole At 600 Is A Biggie For King And His Subjects

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Three years ago, after learning he had been elected to the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Richard Petty was happy but also humble and reflective. Thursday night, after his cars and drivers won the front row for Sunday’s crown jewel Coca-Cola 600, The King [...]

No Indy, No Big Deal Says Danica Patrick
Friday, 25 May, 2012 – 8:30 | Comments Off
No Indy, No Big Deal Says Danica Patrick

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – When Danica Patrick takes the green flag in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway it will be the first time in 36 years that a woman has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series longest race.
It also will be the first time in seven years Patrick [...]

Coca-Cola 600 Will Start With All-Petty Front Row
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 19:26 | Comments Off
Coca-Cola 600 Will Start With All-Petty Front Row

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Aric Almirola ripped off a stunning qualifying lap to win the pole Thursday for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The pole, which came after he logged a lap at 192.940 mph, was the first of the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s Sprint Cup career. It [...]

Pastrana’s Drive For Pride Not Going Well
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Pastrana’s Drive For Pride Not Going Well

CONCORD, N.C. – By most measures, Travis Pastrana’s entry into NASCAR’s Nationwide Series has been pretty positive. But by one measure – how much crap he’s taken from his friends – that entry has been a bit of a bummer.
The crap the action sports star has been issued has come courtesy of his X-Games peers and [...]

Another Hall Of Fame Voting Day To Remember
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 14:01 | One Comment
Another Hall Of Fame Voting Day To Remember

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Zeroing in on criteria is the most difficult part when considering candidates for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It’s not that the criteria is nebulous, ill-defined. It’s that their really are none; except in the hearts in heads of each of the individual voters.
It was quite obvious [...]