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The Bristol Ball Will Be Placed In The Fans’ Fannys
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 9:25 | Comments Off
The Bristol Ball Will Be Placed In The Fans’ Fannys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hey, I’m just sayin’…
The fans who hate the new Bristol Motor Speedway got what they wanted as owner O.Bruton Smith announced he will attempt to change the high-banked short track back to its former self.
The interesting aspect will be the thing about the dog chasing the Mack truck: Now that [...]

Bristol Motor Speedway Surface To Be Revamped
Wednesday, 28 Mar, 2012 – 16:04 | 2 Comments
Bristol Motor Speedway Surface To Be Revamped

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Bristol Motor Speedway will be undergoing major changes in an attempt to recapture what some fans say was its magic.
After more than a week of studying requested fan input, Bruton Smith, Chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, today announced he has ordered the go-ahead to make changes to the track surface at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“The [...]

Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner
Monday, 26 Mar, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off
Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner

The driving thing? That’s been Tony Stewart’s hook during his racing career. That ability to wheel USAC, Indy and stock cars along side the very best who’ve ever been. It’s won him championships, it’s won him headlines.
But what’s now grabbing attention, and what may ultimately define Stewart’s life in racing, are his management skills. Because [...]

Smoke And The Water: Stewart Wins In Fontana
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Smoke And The Water: Stewart Wins In Fontana

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Defending series champion Tony Stewart, with an assist from a rain storm in normally sunny Southern California, got the victory in the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the year for owner/driver Stewart, coming just two week after he won at Las Vegas [...]

Race Day: It Should Be A Groovy Day In SoCal
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 10:01 | Comments Off
Race Day: It Should Be A Groovy Day In SoCal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you don’t like the racing at the reconfigured Bristol Motor Speedway, there is a chance you won’t like today’s Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
The two tracks are about as different as they come: Bristol is a short track with high banks and Auto Club [...]

Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway
Friday, 23 Mar, 2012 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Hamlin Takes Pole Spot At Auto Club Speedway

Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Hamlin’s fast lap was at 185.403 mph. It gave him his 10th career pole.
Second was Hamlin’s teammate, Kyle Busch, who turned his fast lap at 185.534 mph in his Toyota Camry.
“It was really a [...]

Pedley: Keselowski May Be Carrying The Flag For NASCAR
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2012 – 14:33 | 8 Comments
Pedley: Keselowski May Be Carrying The Flag For NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The local television and newspaper folks had long since left the building. Video crews were coiling up their cables and talking to each other about their next assignments. The “Winner’s Circle” appearance was over and done and construction workers who are putting the finishing touches on [...]

John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR
Thursday, 22 Mar, 2012 – 7:57 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Edwards Takes SWAT At Crime In Texas, NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Carl Edwards jumped out of the top window of a six-story building here Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn’t because of the reversal of penalties levied by NASCAR against archrival Jimmie Johnson.
The lone three-time Sprint Cup Series race-winner at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards took part in a training session with Sgt. Todd [...]

Are NASCAR Fans Moving On To Dirtier Pursuits?
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 10:23 | 5 Comments
Are NASCAR Fans Moving On To Dirtier Pursuits?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Anyone who cares even a little bit about auto racing has to be saddened by the empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend and at other tracks on the circuit, as well as the sluggish ratings for broadcasts of races.
It can’t all be blamed on the economy. If people [...]

So, What Exactly Just Happened Here?
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 18:37 | 9 Comments
So, What Exactly Just Happened Here?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Suddenly, with the release of a really, really vague statement by stock-car racing’s chief appellate officer, the No. 48 team of Hendrick Motorsports moved from starring role to bit player in the young 2012 season’s biggest controversy.
Taking the team’s place at ground zero of the controversy are the egg-faced trinity [...]