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Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Hamlin Blisters The Bricks In Qualifying At Indy
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin Blisters The Bricks In Qualifying At Indy

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 with a qualifying lap in 49.244 seconds (182.763 mph) on Saturday.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards, with new crew chief Chad Norris on the pit bow, qualified second at 181.984 mph.
Third was Joey Logano (181.756 mph), Hamlin’s teammate.
Aric Almirola (181.679 mph) will start fourth, [...]

Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk
Thursday, 26 Jul, 2012 – 9:10 | 7 Comments
Pull The Plug On Pulling The Plug At Indy Talk

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s becoming an annual rite of mid-summer: Cruise the Internet and read columns and blogs and Tweets about how the Brickyard 400 has become dung and that it’s time to shut it down. One of those babies popped up at the top of the Google search just this morning.
They’ll continue [...]

Allmendinger Suspended Indefinitely
Tuesday, 24 Jul, 2012 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Suspended Indefinitely

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 22 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
On Tuesday evening, NASCAR announced that, “Allmendinger was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the [...]

HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 14:06 | Comments Off
HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Depsite the series of wrecks which took a number of drivers’ lives in recent years, and despite the fact that hardly a weekend goes by during which other high-profile drivers credit their ability to walk away from horrifying wrecks to the effectiveness of head-and-neck restraint systems, large numbers of drivers [...]

Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY

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Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday was named the Driver of  The Year Award winner for the second quarter of 2012 racing season.
The award, which was voted upon by an elite panel of 18 broadcasters and journalists, covered racing in American-based series during the period running from April 22nd to July 1st.
Johnson, the five-time Sprint Cup Series [...]

Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief

Officials at Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday that Chad Norris has replaced Bob Osborne as crew chief of the No. 99 car, which is driven by Carl Edwards.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Carl Edwards for the past nine years and, during that time, my focus has been building a championship-caliber program,” Osborne [...]

The ‘Dinger/Hornish Saga Rolls Into The Bye Week
Monday, 16 Jul, 2012 – 17:43 | 2 Comments
The ‘Dinger/Hornish Saga Rolls Into The Bye Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An final look back and some random thoughts from the weekend of racing:
Week 2 of Sam Hornish Jr. in the No. 22 Penske Racing Sprint Cup Dodge featured a bit better ending than Week 1.
A week ago, in his first race after replacing AJ Allmendinger – who was suddenly suspended [...]

Kahne, Second-Fastest Car Win At New Hampshire
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Kahne, Second-Fastest Car Win At New Hampshire

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Denny Hamlin never had a doubt that he had the best car in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor.
In fact, nobody watching the race doubted that, either.
But, like the old saw says, having the fastest car doesn’t mean you’re going to win the race.
Kasey [...]

Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Champs Hope To Maintain ‘Stewartship’ In Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If recent history means anything – which, in a constantly and rapidly evolving sport like auto racing, it seldom does – then the drivers for Stewart-Haas Racing may be the ones to watch in today’s Lennox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup race.
The event is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; the [...]