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Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth

Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, met with the media today at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.
Not surprisingly, Roush was asked about the announcement this week that driver Matt Kenseth would not return to Roush Fenway next season.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference.
Jack Roush: “On the matter [...]

Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]

Stenhouse’s Current Job: Focus On Current Job
Thursday, 28 Jun, 2012 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Stenhouse’s Current Job: Focus On Current Job

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. met the media on Thursday two days after Roush Fenway Racing announced the defending Nationwide Series champion will replace 2003 Sprint Cup champ Matt Kenseth beginning next season.
“It was a big week for us,” said Stenhouse, who received the news one week ago via [...]

Promoters Say The Fix Is In At Kentucky Speedway
Thursday, 28 Jun, 2012 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Promoters Say The Fix Is In At Kentucky Speedway

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch’s name will forever be etched in the record books as the winner of the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway last July.
But for many of the 100,000-plus fans who made the trek to the 1.5-mile oval located between Cincinnati and Louisville, their lasting memory [...]

At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked
Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2012 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
At The Risk Of A Beating, It Has To Be Asked

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A final look back at an interesting weekend of racing:
The Question that reporter Bob Pockrass asked Kurt Busch at Dover, the one that ended up getting Busch suspended, was a good question then and a good question again in the wake of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Sonoma.
Did knowing that [...]

Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 11:10 | 2 Comments
Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway

RacinToday.com
Roush Fenway Racing announced today that 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete for the team full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning in 2013, while Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway will part ways at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the [...]

Bowyer Hangs On To Win Cup Race At Sonoma
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 17:06 | One Comment
Bowyer Hangs On To Win Cup Race At Sonoma

Clint Bowyer got his first victory of the season and his first victory since moving to Michael Waltrip Racing in the offseason Sunday when he won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
It was his sixth career victory and first since he won with Richard Childress Racing last fall at Talladega [...]

Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Bucolic Often Turns To Barbaric At Sonoma

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Peace and beauty come to mind when people think of the rolling hills of the Northern California wine country. Unless those people are sitting in the driver’s seat of a Sprint Cup car. Then, anger and violence crowd the thoughts and the track.
The annual race at the Sonoma road course, [...]

Ambrose On Sonoma Pole
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 20:47 | Comments Off
Ambrose On Sonoma Pole

Marcos Ambrose on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Sonoma, Calif. road course.
The Richard Petty Motorsports driver earned the pole with a lap at 95.262 mph.
The pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Ambrose second of the season.
Jeff Gordon (95.067 mph) was second fastest in the session Friday.
Gordon’s Hendrick [...]

Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Earnhardt Jr. On The Road To Title?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I suppose I’m one of the few journalists who covered both the fatal crash of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in Daytona in 2001 and the crash three years later of Dale Earhardt Jr. that brought him as close to a fatal accident as he’s ever been. The incident occurred at the Infineon [...]