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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Pedley: Something’s Sour About Mars’ Decision
Friday, 11 Nov, 2011 – 10:56 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Something’s Sour About Mars’ Decision

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There’s something disturbing about Thursday’s decision by Kyle Busch’s sponsor to remove itself from the No. 18 car for the final two Sprint Cup races of the season.
Something that is very revealing about how the sport of auto racing is evolving and something that could further sour NASCAR’s relationship with [...]

Mars Parks Kyle Busch
Friday, 11 Nov, 2011 – 8:10 | One Comment
Mars Parks Kyle Busch

Mars, Inc., has disassociated itself from NASCAR driver Kyle Busch for the remaining two Sprint Cup Series races of the 2011 season, removing the paint scheme of primary sponsor M&M’S® from the No. 18 Toyota Camry until 2012.
The decision is the latest fallout from Busch’s actions during a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at [...]

New Surface Makes For Big Mystery At PIR
Wednesday, 9 Nov, 2011 – 8:26 | Comments Off
New Surface Makes For Big Mystery At PIR

AVONDALE, Ariz. – If NASCAR’s driving fraternity shoulders reservations about the unpredictable mess that usually accompanies the nervy Chase for the Sprint Cup stop at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, just wait until Sunday.
Thanks to recent repaving and reconfiguration at Phoenix International Raceway, drivers and crew chiefs really are in the dark entering the Kobalt Tools 500.
Even [...]

Woody: The Law Of The Jungle Has Its Limits
Tuesday, 8 Nov, 2011 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Woody: The Law Of The Jungle Has Its Limits

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR told its drivers, “Boys, have at it,” it really didn’t mean it.
At least not in a Darwinistic, fang-and-claw, survival-of-the-fittest sense.
It didn’t mean it was going to entirely turn the jungle over to the animals. But apparently Kyle Busch took it literally.
After Kyle turned Texas Motor Speedway into the [...]

NASCAR Fines, Puts Busch On Probation
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 17:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Fines, Puts Busch On Probation

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NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions during the Nov. 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR took immediate action, parking Busch for [...]

Pedley: Stewart Showing Points System Is Half Bad
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 17:14 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Stewart Showing Points System Is Half Bad

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede
Some random thoughts on the third-to-last – and possibly most bizarre – week of the Sprint Cup season:
Tony Stewart has won half of the eight Chase races and he’s still second in points to Carl Edwards who has won zero Chase races and just one race the [...]