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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 [...]

Stewart Wins Race And Title In Homestead
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins Race And Title In Homestead

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart knew there was only one way he could assure himself of a third career Sprint Cup championship in the days heading up to Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway; win the race.
And that’s exactly what he did.
Stewart won Sunday’s race to pull even with Carl Edwards [...]

Race Day Stats: Edwards To Win Title…Or Stewart
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2011 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Race Day Stats: Edwards To Win Title…Or Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Best Chase ever? That will depend on what happens this afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Today’s championship-deciding Ford 400 could be an anticlimactic dog. Yep, like a Super Bowl. Or it could be terrific.
One thing for sure is that the buildup for it has been pretty darn good. Thanks, primarily, to [...]

Contenders To Get A Little Help from Their Friends?
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Contenders To Get A Little Help from Their Friends?

Team orders.
Those two words simply describe the way business is conducted in Formula 1. In stock car racing, however, they’ve always carried a great deal of distain.
Yet, with two drivers, from two different racing organizations and two different automotive manufacturers vying for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup championship the question of whether team orders will exist in [...]

Edwards On Pole For Finale
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 16:02 | Comments Off
Edwards On Pole For Finale

Carl Edwards will begin his bid to win the season-ending, championship-deciding Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway from the pole position.
Edwards, who won the race at HMS a year ago, won the pole with a lap at 175.467 mph.
“That’s huge,” Edwards said. “Thats a great start for us.
“It is great to be on the pole. [...]

Johnson Says Eight Is Still The Career Goal
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Says Eight Is Still The Career Goal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The end? Perhaps just half time Jimmie Johnson said when asked about his five-year reign as Sprint Cup champion coming to an end this season.
Perhaps 2011 was just his and his Hendrick Motorsports team’s way of catching its breath before going after more records. Perhaps he will still become the [...]

NASCAR’s France Talks Secrecy, Wrecks, Chase
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 14:01 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s France Talks Secrecy, Wrecks, Chase

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a press conference in the media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
The following is the complete transcript of that press conference:
Q. Brian, in particular light to your comments about the winning. Eight years ago Matt Kenseth won the championship before the Chase, had one win for [...]

Pedley: Pardon Tony Stewart’s Indignation
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Pedley: Pardon Tony Stewart’s Indignation

Tony Stewart and the press corps which covers auto racing have always had a mutual enmity for each other. Encounters between Stewart and reporters can get quite tacky, but that’s going to happen when two entities who are, basically, defined by self righteousness come face to face 38 weekends a year.
On Thursday, however, Stewart used [...]

Chase Contenders Swap Barbs, Praise In Miami
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2011 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Chase Contenders Swap Barbs, Praise In Miami

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Mothers, perceived personality flaws, reporters and team orders: No subject was sacred during Thursday’s Sprint Cup championship contenders press conference in Miami Beach.
The annual presser, held on the Thursdays before the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, featured just two contenders this year – points leader Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway [...]