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Johnson’s Pit Crew Is Up To The Challenge
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Johnson’s Pit Crew Is Up To The Challenge

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Everyone knows the adage a photo is worth a 1,000 words, but for Jimmie Johnson’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team one photograph was worth $80,675.
Thursday night in the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge at Time Warner Arena, Johnson’s crew gained some sweet revenge, defeating Denny Hamlin’s team [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 2 – The Son Lights Up CMS
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:24 | One Comment
All-Star Moments: No. 2 – The Son Lights Up CMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 3 – One Hot Night In Charlotte
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 8:03 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 3 – One Hot Night In Charlotte

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The link between the Sprint Cup Series and its roots was stronger back in the early 1990s. There was more of a connection between what was happening on Sunday afternoons at superspeedways and what was taking place at short tracks on Friday and Saturday nights.
In 1992, organizers of the NASCAR [...]

Childress, Rudd Enter NMPA Hall Together
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 15:32 | One Comment
Childress, Rudd Enter NMPA Hall Together

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress and the sport’s “Iron Man” Ricky Rudd never envisioned induction into halls of fame when they began their respective NASCAR careers, but it seemed only fitting they enter the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame the way they [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
All-Star Moments: No. 4 – Jaws, Junior And The Beginning

It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, RacinToday.com will count down it’s [...]

NASCAR Penalizes Kurt Busch
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off
NASCAR Penalizes Kurt Busch

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Kurt Busch has been penalized for his actions during last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Also penalized were a crew member for Busch’s team and two members of Ryan Newman’s Stewart-Haas Racing team.
Busch, driver of the No. 51 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was fine $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until [...]

Rick Hendrick’s 200th Victory Is A Classic
Monday, 14 May, 2012 – 11:32 | Comments Off
Rick Hendrick’s 200th Victory Is A Classic

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s tough to get a perspective on numbers in auto racing. The sport just changes so often. In fact it is changing, basically, from day to day as technological advances, rules, schedules and facilities all make for a sport that is in constant flux.
Not so with stick-and-ball. The only significant [...]

Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500

Jimmie Johnson broke a 16-race winless streak Saturday night when he won the Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway. He got the victory by pulling away from Tony Stewart on a restart with two laps to go.
The victory by the five-time champion gave Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Cup series victory.
“I want to thank all [...]

Biffle Wins Pole For Southern 500
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Biffle Wins Pole For Southern 500

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Greg Biffle won the pole on Friday for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Biffle, driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, had a fast lap of 180.257 mph. It was his second pole of the season – his other came at the Bristol short track.
Biffle has been the series points leader [...]

The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 15:30 | Comments Off
The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The subject was Danica Patrick’s sheet metal-wadding frustrations after last week’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega.  Just wait, a colleague who is a veteran NASCAR beat writer said during a Monday chat on the telephone, until she gets to Darlington.
Patrick got to Darlington, the 1.33-mile South Carolina oval that many regard [...]