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Marty Robbins Book Brings Back Memories
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 7:24 | One Comment
Marty Robbins Book Brings Back Memories

One summer Saturday night at Nashville Speedway, Marty Robbins was leading a caution-delayed race when he suddenly swerved into the pits and began unbuckling his helmet.
Crew chief Preacher Hamilton (grandfather of future NASCAR star Bobby Hamilton) rushed over to see what was wrong with the car.
“Nothing’s wrong,” said Marty, “but we’re runnin’ late and I’ve [...]

Are Potential Evils Of EFI Creeping Into NASCAR?
Monday, 12 Mar, 2012 – 10:05 | One Comment
Are Potential Evils Of EFI Creeping Into NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It wasn’t simple stubbornness or adherence to tradition that prompted NASCAR officials, for decade after decade, to resist a move to electronic fuel injection. It certainly wasn’t stupidity.
It was fear. And not irrational fear.
And Sunday afternoon, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on the third race weekend of the season in [...]

Stewart Holds Off Jimmie To Win Las Vegas
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2012 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Stewart Holds Off Jimmie To Win Las Vegas

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Tony Stewart looked like anything but the defending Sprint Cup Series champion in the first two races of the 2012 season. But in race No. 3, he looked exactly like the defending champion.
Stewart led most of the second half of the Kobalt 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, and [...]

The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2012 – 9:37 | Comments Off
The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR teams and drivers don’t really care for the term “cookie-cutter” when it’s applied to 1.5-mile tri-oval race tracks. They talk themselves blue  insisting that all tracks – even those that may look alike – are significantly different. But, the term won’t go away. And neither will those tracks.
Some have been [...]

Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick

Kasey Kahne, in his third event since joining Hendrick Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday with a lap at 190.456 mph.
The pole was his first since Atlanta Motor Speedway last fall and the 23rd of his career. Kahne’s time and speed [...]

MWR Adds Vickers
Thursday, 8 Mar, 2012 – 20:56 | One Comment
MWR Adds Vickers

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Brian Vickers will drive the team’s No. 55 Toyota Camry in six NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 18.
Vickers will also race the No. 55 at the August Bristol event as well as each of the two races at Martinsville Speedway and [...]

Drivers In Road Wreck
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Drivers In Road Wreck

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NASCAR drivers Regan Smith and Paul Menard, along with Smith’s wife Megan and a friend of the Smiths, escaped injuries in a Colorado road accident today (Wednesday, approximately 8:45 a.m. MT). The foursome was on the way to a nearby ski slope.
Smith lost control of his Silverado truck after hitting a patch of ice near [...]

NASCAR Notes: Team Owner In Different Kind Of Ring
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 8:08 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Team Owner In Different Kind Of Ring

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR team owner Robby Benton has decided to throw his hat into the political arena.
The 32-year-old Benton, who fields the No. 09 Toyotas in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, is one of five Republican candidates vying for the District 41 state Senate seat in North Carolina.
The election [...]

Woody: Cheating’s Not Funny Anymore
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2012 – 7:51 | 13 Comments
Woody: Cheating’s Not Funny Anymore

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I confess that I wouldn’t recognize a C-post if Chad Knaus installed one in my breakfast cereal some morning.
Which, based on all the mechanical malfeasances Chad has been charged with during his years in NASCAR, is not out of the realm of possibility.
But whatever a C-post is (an area between the [...]

Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around
Monday, 5 Mar, 2012 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around

It was cool watching Tony Stewart’s late-season, history-making tear through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship last year. But it was also kind of unsettling. At times, kind of creepy, almost. And those times were when thoughts and attention turned to lame-duck crew chief Darian Grubb.
Because right there in front of us was a [...]