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NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 10:49 | One Comment
NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
News that the 2013 Sprint Cup cars will more closely resemble street machinery is, well, news. Just news. Neutral news. Certainly not bad news and, in fact, a step in a happy direction. But, it is not great news for those who are waiting for a savior.
Time was, kids, the [...]

Penske Cuts Allmendinger
Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Penske Cuts Allmendinger

Penske Racing announced Wednesday that AJ Allmendinger has been released as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Allmendinger was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last week for a positive drug test.
“Penske Racing fully supports NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and we are disappointed with AJ’s positive drug test results,” said Roger Penske. [...]

Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?
Tuesday, 31 Jul, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A look final look back at a weekend of bricks and brooms:
Jimmie Johnson got his fourth Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday and quite a bit has made about him joining A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr., Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon as quadruple Indianapolis winners.
Of course, all the “elite [...]

Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines
Monday, 30 Jul, 2012 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines

Several potentially season-altering storylines came out of Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Storylines that just might still be bouncing around the room when the Sprint Cup Series arrives at Homestead in November.
Storylines such as:
– Kyle Busch having the type of run which the racing world  had come to expect from the guy since he began driving for [...]

Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory

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Jimmie Johnson broke away from the field after a restart with 20 laps to go and went on to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s fourth at the Brickyard, tying him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the most at the 2.5-mile flat track. It was [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]