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News Is Not Good For Anti-Tandem Types
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 19:57 | Comments Off
News Is Not Good For Anti-Tandem Types

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not a fan of the tandem racing that has dominated racing at NASCAR’s restrictor plate tracks in recent years? Then you’re probably not going to like what Dale Earnhardt Jr. said after Tuesday’s aero testing at Daytona International Speedway.
It seems pairs racing is going to be with us for a [...]

Strategy Options Are Limited For Chase Chiefs
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 10:52 | Comments Off
Strategy Options Are Limited For Chase Chiefs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chiefs Bob Osborne and Darian Grubb, their strategy for Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway is quite simple – win the race.
With only three points separating the first place Carl Edwards and second place Tony Stewart, if one of those two [...]

Woody: Kahne Smokes No-Chase, No-Race Theory
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Woody: Kahne Smokes No-Chase, No-Race Theory

When NASCAR inaugurated its Chase for the Championship – its version of a playoff between a select number of drivers – critics complained that any driver who didn’t make the Chase wouldn’t have any
incentive to keep racing.
They said the non-Chasers would simply ride out the final 10 races.
They said if their favorite driver wasn’t in [...]

NASCAR Tests The Aero Of Its Ways
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 8:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Tests The Aero Of Its Ways

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Seven drivers took part in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at Daytona International Speedway Tuesday to evaluate and prepare aerodynamic baseline packages for January’s Preseason Thunder session, as well as Speedweeks 2012 and the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26.
Teams participating were Hendrick Motorsports (Dale Earnhardt Jr. and [...]

Pedley: The Chase Worm Appears to Have Turned
Monday, 14 Nov, 2011 – 11:04 | One Comment
Pedley: The Chase Worm Appears to Have Turned

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede
With the shadows of the Sierra Estrella mountain range lengthening, and his race lead stabilized late Sunday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, Tony Stewart appeared to be just 100 laps away from kicking Carl Edwards’ championship legs cleanly out from under him.
Then…racing happened.
A car that looked unbeatable, [...]

Jimmie Reflects On End Of The Run
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 20:48 | One Comment
Jimmie Reflects On End Of The Run

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of the most impressive streaks in all of professional sports is officially over: Jimmie Johnson has been eliminated from contention for a sixth straight Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson’s reign came to an end Sunday when he finished 14th at the Kobalt 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
After the race, the Hendrick [...]

Kahne Wins Phoenix; Edwards Keeps Points Lead
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Kahne Wins Phoenix; Edwards Keeps Points Lead

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Kasey Kahne stole the spotlight – for one day, at least – from Chase contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart Sunday when he won the Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kahne’s victory was his first of the season and first for the lame-duck Red Bull Racing team in 2011.
The victory broke [...]

Revamped PIR Track Adds A Kink To The Chase
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 10:21 | Comments Off
Revamped PIR Track Adds A Kink To The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After virtually every Nationwide or Camping World Truck series race, drivers who are also competing in that weekend’s Sprint Cup race are asked “the lame one”. That is, they are asked what they learned during the companion race that will help them in the Cup race.
But following Saturday’s NNS race [...]

Kenseth Takes Cup Pole At Phoenix
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2011 – 15:08 | Comments Off
Kenseth Takes Cup Pole At Phoenix

Ford driver Matt Kenseth won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, of Roush Fenway Racing, won the pole with a lap at 137.101 mph. It was the seventh pole of Kenseth’s career.
“We watched everyone else and obviously there were a lot of people low on grip and it [...]

Did Busch Receive Lifetime Achievement Penalty?
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2011 – 9:17 | Comments Off
Did Busch Receive Lifetime Achievement Penalty?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
On the day he announced that Kyle Busch would be parked for purposely wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr., NASCAR president Mike Helton said the driver’s controversial past had nothing to do with the penalty.
Some in the garages at Phoenix International Raceway this week don’t seem to believe that.
The Busch-Hornaday incident occurred [...]