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NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 18:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K

NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for his actions during the Nov. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR determined that Kurt Busch, who drives the No. 22 car for Penske Racing, violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate hand gesture; abusive language) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book.

The [...]

Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when normally rational Americans whip out their credit cards and spend like a drunken sailor. Or, maybe the rush to the nearest mall has more to do with escaping assorted family members who conveniently have confused your home with Extended Stay America.
Anyone for [...]

Hood: There’s Plenty Of Racing To Chew On
Thursday, 24 Nov, 2011 – 10:11 | One Comment
Hood: There’s Plenty Of Racing To Chew On

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Up early on Thanksgiving morning and reflecting on the just-completed NASCAR season, there’s plenty to be thankful for on our national day to offer thanks:
- I’m thankful that Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards each “got up on the wheel” and provided us with a championship battle for the ages.
- I’m [...]

Pedley: Will Stewart’s Reign Help Revive NASCAR?
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 10:54 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Will Stewart’s Reign Help Revive NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson was still a couple of championships shy of the five in a row he would eventually win when a couple of reporters approached Richard Petty in the infield at Daytona.
Petty was, as absolutely always, unconcerned about how his answers to questions would be received by the rest of [...]

Childress Announces Big Changes
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 10:34 | Comments Off
Childress Announces Big Changes

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Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday it has made organizational changes to its competition department in preparation for the 2012 NASCAR season.
Long-time RCR crew chiefs Shane Wilson and Gil Martin have taken new assignments with the 14-time championship-winning organization.
Wilson has been named the crew chief of the No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s team with driver Kevin Harvick [...]

No. 55 Returns To MWR
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
No. 55 Returns To MWR

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Wednesday that Mark Martin and Michael Waltrip’s Toyota Camrys will carry the number 55 during the 2012 and 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons.
The number commemorates Charlie Loudermilk’s founding of Aaron’s, Inc. – MWR’s long-time sponsor – in 1955.
“This is a new era for the Aaron’s Dream Machine,” said Aaron’s Chief [...]

Montoya Has New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Has New Crew Chief

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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Tuesday that Chris Heroy has been named crew chief of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet with driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Heroy takes over the role effective immediately in preparation for the 2012 season.
“We are very excited to bring Chris into the organization and to have him work [...]

Busch Loses Crew Chief; Prompts Team Apology
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2011 – 16:49 | One Comment
Busch Loses Crew Chief; Prompts Team Apology

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch has gone through another crew chief and, apparently, has used up more good will on his Penske Racing team.
The team announced Tuesday that Steve Addington, which whom Busch has feuded during radio communication in races, will not return as Busch’s crew chief next season.
Penske Racing also issued an [...]

Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic
Monday, 21 Nov, 2011 – 10:25 | Comments Off
Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic

For nearly two decades the NASCAR community has cited the intense 1992 season finale title bout at Atlanta between Alan Kulwicki and Bill Elliott as a legendary race. Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway another season-ending event, this one between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards, assumed its place in the history-making ranks.
Sunday’s 2011 season finale was [...]

Pedley: Stewart’s Performance Was An All-Timer
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 22:38 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Stewart’s Performance Was An All-Timer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A quick thought:
It wasn’t so much the fact that the 2011 Sprint Cup championship was so close that it had to be determined by the NASCAR tie-breaking system which qualifies it for instant-classic status.
It wasn’t so much that it came after several weeks of colorful verbal interplay by the two [...]