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Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Pardon Dale Earnhardt Jr. if he doesn’t bother sending out invitations to his next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
“People know I’m not Nostradamus, so they don’t ask me questions about the future,” Junior joked earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s Samsung [...]

STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 19:07 | Comments Off
STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart reluctantly donned his boxing-inspired red velvet “Smoke” robe one last time Thursday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where he was honored as the track’s Racer of the Year for 2011.
And on Friday afternoon, Stewart donned a dunce cap after scraping the wall during [...]

Truex Jr. Speeds To Pole At Texas Motor Speedway
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. Speeds To Pole At Texas Motor Speedway

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Martin Truex Jr., driving a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, won the pole Friday night for Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Truex had a fast lap at 190.369 mph at the 1.5-mile TMS quad-oval.
The pole was the first for Truex since last October when he was top qualifier at Dover. [...]

NASCAR Unveils List Of Hall Of Fame Candidates
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 7:19 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils List Of Hall Of Fame Candidates

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR announced the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fourth induction class, and included among the diverse group are five newcomers.
Of the 25 nominees, 20 return from last year’s group. Five are first-timers, and all vary in expertise:
NASCAR’s first treasurer and secretary Anne Bledsoe France, engine builder and [...]

The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

Off Weekend Means Too Much Time To Think
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2012 – 11:41 | Comments Off
Off Weekend Means Too Much Time To Think

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Notes for a weekend without racing:
It’s true: Ryan Newman got the victory in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville only because a wreck during the green/white/checkered restart took out the three drivers who most “deserved” to win.
But to define the Martinsville race – and Newman’s team – with such [...]

New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 17:34 | Comments Off
New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Stepping into NASCAR’s repavement-controversy spotlight this week is Michigan International Speedway. The track, which just got a fresh coating of asphalt, enters the spotlight thanks to comments Matt Kenseth issued after testing Wednesday.
Kenseth got out of his car and said he had just gone more than 215 mph in the [...]

NASCAR Fashion Becoming Less Fashionable
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 7:50 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Fashion Becoming Less Fashionable

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Normally when covering a race I arrive at the track at least four hours before it starts in order to get pre-race work completed and avoid the traffic. However, I faced a different scenario the morning of Martinsville’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and that left me sitting in traffic for about 45 [...]

Martinsville Winners Pay Tribute To An ‘Inspiration’
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012 – 8:30 | 2 Comments
Martinsville Winners Pay Tribute To An ‘Inspiration’

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Crew chief Tony Gibson rarely shows his emotions at the race track, but when he and driver Ryan Newman earned their first victory this season in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway the Florida native admitted it was special due to the date – April 1.
It was the date that [...]

Odd Finish Denies Hendrick 200th Victory
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Odd Finish Denies Hendrick 200th Victory

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With five laps remaining in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500, it appeared Rick Hendrick would finally claim his 200th NASCAR Cup victory as two of his drivers were battling for the lead and he had another sitting third.
No one, however, envisioned David Reutimann as the spoiler.
With only [...]