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Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: They’ve Taken The Pokey Out Of Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway should get fans and competitors back to their homes and routines a lot quick than in years past. Like, for the first time in memory, while they’re still young.
Because not only are this year’s Cup stops at Pocono being mercifully trimmed back [...]

Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 12:15 | Comments Off
Logano Captures Pole For Pocono Cup Race

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Joey Logano won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway and smashed the track record in the process.
Logano’s fast lap was at 179.598 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and it blew away the old mark of 172.553 posted by Kasey Kahne in 2004.
In all, 36 drivers surpassed [...]

Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 17:03 | One Comment
Down-Sized Pocono Races A Hit With Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Calls for the shortening of Sprint Cup races at Pocono Raceway have been answered as this year’s events will be 400 miles in length rather than 500. Voices emanating from the garages at Pocono Friday, were very thankful for the change.
“Four hundred miles is still a really long time,” driver [...]

Kurt, Dude, What The Heck Are You Thinking?
Wednesday, 6 Jun, 2012 – 5:07 | 4 Comments
Kurt, Dude, What The Heck Are You Thinking?

Perhaps the craziest thing about the latest incident involving Kurt Busch is this: It was a great question that the reporter asked. It was an essential question and had Busch answered it, he would be getting ready to head to Pocono today and NASCAR fans would know a lot more about an important subject.
The incident [...]

Johnson Suddenly Shaping Up As A Six-Timer
Tuesday, 5 Jun, 2012 – 10:09 | One Comment
Johnson Suddenly Shaping Up As A Six-Timer

Given his driving talents, his team’s equipment and, oh yes, the fact that he has been the best driver of his generation – if not of all time – the question that was put to Jimmie Johnson after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover seemed pretty reasonable.
The answer he gave was equally reasonable and equally [...]

Johnson Scary Fast In Winning At The Monster
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2012 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Johnson Scary Fast In Winning At The Monster

Jimmie Johnson dominated the FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday and won for the second time in two weeks.
Johnson, who won at Darlington two weeks ago, easily held of Kevin Harvick to get the victory.
The victory was the 57th of the five-time champion’s Cup career. It was the seventh [...]

Race Day: Drivers Looking For Concrete Results
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Race Day: Drivers Looking For Concrete Results

It’s pretty tough to wring a consensus out of drivers on about any subject. But it seems that most Sprint Cup drivers seem to have nice feelings about Dover International Speedway, site of today’s FedEx 400.
Now, getting them to agree to why they like it is a different story.
Here is what some of those drivers [...]

Martin Wins Cup Pole In Dover
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 12:21 | Comments Off
Martin Wins Cup Pole In Dover

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Mark Martin won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Martin, driving a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, posted a fast lap at 158.297 mph.
The pole for the FedEx 400 was the 54th of Martin’s Cup career.
He said the run did not come without excitement.
“I would never try that again.” [...]

Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 16:02 | One Comment
Driver Want-To Is The Hot Topic At Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DOVER, Del. – If NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers were required to carry collision insurance when they strap into their cars each weekend, insurers would be clamoring for their business as the series rolls into Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks.
The year-long trend of few cautions and [...]

A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 – 10:13 | One Comment
A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In no particular order, one person’s list of top racing-related moments from what is one person’s favorite week of racing of the year:
– Pre-race at Indianapolis. There is no debate about which is the biggest, most important and most spectacular auto race in America. It’s Indy and it’s not even [...]