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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 [...]

Mike Harris: Silence Is Fleeting In Voting Room
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Mike Harris: Silence Is Fleeting In Voting Room

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Being a part of the voting process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a pleasure, an honor and, most of all, a responsibility I take very seriously.
But the first year the voting panel met to go through the mechanics of the vote (2010), I looked at [...]

Tough Decisions Greeted Voters At The Hall
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 9:03 | One Comment
Tough Decisions Greeted Voters At The Hall

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Selecting the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees wasn’t easy for the 54-member voting panel and some said Wednesday they expect picking the five to only get tougher with each passing year.
“In the past, you had several that were slam dunks,” Ned Jarrett said when asked why [...]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the end, it took what one member of the voting panel called a green/white/checkered restart, but the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday found out which five people would become its class of 2013.
The five are:
– Driver Herb Thomas
– Mechanic Leonard Wood
– Driver Rusty Wallace
– Driver/owner [...]

Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry

SALISBURY, N.C. – Toyota’s 2013 Camry has a little bit different feel than the car currently raced on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, but it’s not the major jump the drivers experienced when the old car was mothballed in favor of the COT, Kyle Busch said Tuesday at Toyota Racing and Development headquarters.
Busch attributed the [...]

Easy NASCAR Hall Voting Is Thing Of The Past
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 – 18:31 | 2 Comments
Easy NASCAR Hall Voting Is Thing Of The Past

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As we walked toward the room in the Charlotte Convention Center prior to voting for the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame three years ago, a colleague shook his head and said, man, this could be tough.
Yep, I said, but not as tough as things [...]