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Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 12:28 | Comments Off
Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of these years, Sprint Cup racing at Kentucky will be about engines and horsepower and going fast and strategy. Just not this year.
This year, a year after the traffic and parking lots were the big story at Kentucky Speedway, heat has become the big topic. Heat that is expected [...]

Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky

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Jimmie Johnson on Friday won the pole for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
Johnson lapped the 1.5-mile speedway in 29.700 seconds (181.818 mph).
Johnson claimed his first pole award since Sept. 26, 2010 at Dover and the 26th of his career.
Kyle Busch (181.421 mph) qualified second, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny [...]

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

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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, [...]