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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 [...]

HMS 48 Team’s Penalties Overturned On Appeal
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 15:01 | Comments Off
HMS 48 Team’s Penalties Overturned On Appeal

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Chief apellate officer John Middlebrook on Tuesday overturned all penalties issued to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team except for that of a fine issued to crew chief Chad Knaus.
The original penalties were levied after Johnson’s car failed inspection during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in February. Inspectors found that the Chevrolet Impala’s C-post did [...]

Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 7:14 | Comments Off
Keselowski Springs Back To Life At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – If you don’t want an honest answer, don’t ask Brad Keselowski, but if you want an insightful one, then go to the Michigan native.
On the eve of Sunday’s Food City 500, Keselowski tweeted that his car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race was the best one he’d [...]

New Bristol Not Attracting Old NASCAR Fans
Monday, 19 Mar, 2012 – 11:01 | 6 Comments
New Bristol Not Attracting Old NASCAR Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Food City 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway checked in at No. 2 in this past weekend’s turnstile competition. The winner, and by a healthy margin, was the Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car race.
Hard to believe but, apparently true. A race with cars which look like [...]

Waltrip Racing Takes Big Step Forward at Bristol
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing Takes Big Step Forward at Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, TENN. – Michael Waltrip Racing raised more than a few eyebrows when it announced its driver lineup for 2012.
Many wondered if Clint Bowyer had made a mistake leaving Richard Childress Racing. Few considered the team an option for Mark Martin, whose contract with Hendrick Motorsports ended last year. [...]