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Conflicted Pastrana Cuts Schedule
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Conflicted Pastrana Cuts Schedule

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Travis Pastrana had planned to run NASCAR’s entire K&N Series schedule this year, but said Saturday that won’t happen because of conflicts in the Global Rallycross events. He now will miss three K&N races.
“That was very disappointing, but at the same time I think we’ll be [...]

How Much Driver Access Is Too Much Access?
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 13:15 | Comments Off
How Much Driver Access Is Too Much Access?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was business as usual during Saturday morning’s NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers’ meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway as drivers, crew chiefs, team owners, race and track officials, sponsors, dignitaries and media gathered in a small conference room just inside Turn 3.
There was little fanfare as Nationwide Series [...]

Bristol Half-Mile Is All Test, No Rest
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Bristol Half-Mile Is All Test, No Rest

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Just watching a practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway or at Martinsville Speedway makes one wonder why there aren’t more half-mile tracks on the NASCAR circuit.
They seem to be a far better test of man and machine than some of the longer tracks that dominate the Sprint [...]

Jimmie Says Team Can Survive Denial Of Final Appeal
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Jimmie Says Team Can Survive Denial Of Final Appeal

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Hendrick Motorsports, it’s time to appear before stock car racing’s Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, team owner Rick Hendrick and crew chief Chad Knaus will make their final appeal regarding the penalties assessed the No. 48 team for infractions in Daytona. And if they’re upheld, Jimmie Johnson said Friday it would be [...]

Greg Biffle Stays Hot On Bristol Cup Pole Day
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 15:43 | Comments Off
Greg Biffle Stays Hot On Bristol Cup Pole Day

Greg Biffle’s fast start to the 2012 Sprint Cup season got even faster on Friday as the Roush Fenway Racing driver won the pole for Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Biffle, the series points leader three races into the season, won the pole for the Food City 500 with a lap at 125.215 mph in [...]

Earnhardt Says Sharing Not A NASCAR Tradition
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 14:01 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Says Sharing Not A NASCAR Tradition

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A good argument can be made that the sport of NASCAR racing as we know it today was built on the backs of innovators.
The Sprint Cup Series started out as Strictly Stock, which meant that showroom cars were the vehicles of the day.
Now the Cup cars [...]

NASCAR Hits Bristol Amid Storm Of Questions
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 6:36 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hits Bristol Amid Storm Of Questions

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – There seems to be plenty of NASCAR news lately, but one still has to wonder just what it all means.
Take Hendrick Motorsports’ appeal of the penalties imposed on the No. 48 team, including the 25 points deducted from Jimmie Johnson’s drivers total and the six-week suspensions of [...]

Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2012 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports will not completely win its final appeal of penalties leveled on it after Jimmie Johnson’s car failed inspection at Daytona last month.
Chief appellate officer John Middlebrook may reduced fines or shorten terms of suspensions or amend point reductions, but Johnson, team owner Rick Hendrick, crew chief Chad Knaus [...]

Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One week ago, Greg Biffle was doing the rub the hands together in excitement thing. He was about to take to the track at Las Vegas and he figured that racing at that 1.5-mile tri-oval would give him and his Roush Fenway Racing team a good look at their competitive [...]

Hendrick Penalties Upheld
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 13:58 | One Comment
Hendrick Penalties Upheld

Hendrick Motorsports’ appeal of penalties levided against the No. 48 Sprint Cup team by NASCAR officials have has been denied today.
A NASCAR release stated: “The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel unanimously upheld original penalties.”
The penalties, which include fines and a six-race suspensions for crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, came after [...]