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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, [...]

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 [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood
Monday, 18 Jun, 2012 – 9:58 | One Comment
‘All-Right Dude’ Puts NASCAR In All-Right Mood

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
To be a sports writer is to be a cynic when it comes to sports heroes. When you get to witness first hand the behavior of top athletes after the television lights go off, after the last  begrudging autograph is signed and the back is turned to the public at-large, [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 16:59 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Blisters The Field To Win Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One hundred and forty-four proved to the be the charm for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the Hendrick Motorsports driver broke free from his four-year slump and won the Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Earnhardt, whose last victory in the series came at the [...]

Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 9:31 | One Comment
Did Late Practice Fix Or Create Problems At MIS?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Scheduling an extra practice Saturday so that Sprint Cup teams could test new, harder tires on Michigan International Speedway’s new, ultra-high speed pavement seemed like a good idea – at the time. However, it proved costly.
The harder left-side tires brought in did slow the cars, but the stress placed on [...]