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Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2011 – 7:04 | Comments Off
Driver Opinions Vary On New Phoenix Surface

NASCAR drivers completed a second day of testing of the new, reconfigured surface at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday.
Several were asked their opinions of the new surface and how it will affect racing at the track when the Sprint Cup Series arrives for the penultimate Chase race.
Their answers follow:
Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing: “Certainly, [...]

Gordon Talks About New PIR Track
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Gordon Talks About New PIR Track

NASCAR officials and drivers were at Phoeinx International Raceway on Tuesday, and will be there on Wednesday as well, to test the track’s repaved/reconfigured surface.
One of those drivers was Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports. After the test, Gordon answered some questions about the new surface, which will be raced upon for the first time next [...]

Woody: Junior’s Hopes For The Title Fizzle
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 7:05 | 7 Comments
Woody: Junior’s Hopes For The Title Fizzle

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s championship chances probably went down the drain with last Sunday’s 24th-place finish at Dover.
The lackluster run dropped Junior two spots in the standings, to 10th, and with only seven races to go that’s too deep a hole from which to climb. [...]

Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover

The Second Day Lede:
Kurt Busch was in anything but a win it or wreck it mood the middle of last week. In fact, light and laid back, he was barely in a Kurt Busch mood.
Perhaps it was the hunting trip he had been on at a private farm in central Kansas. Or maybe the thick, [...]

Kurt Busch Wins Dover Sprint Cup Race
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Wins Dover Sprint Cup Race

RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead on a restart with 42 laps to go, held off the defending champion on the final laps on won the AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
The victory in the third race of the Chase moved Busch from ninth to tied for third [...]

Race Day: The Sifting Process Is Under Way
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 9:40 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Sifting Process Is Under Way

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This morning, it’s two down, eight to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. One-fifth of the way through. Whacked-out, bizarro-world events yet to go in a sport in which blind circumstance plays a much bigger role than does skill in determining outcomes.
But sports fans being human and [...]

Minter: A Tale Of Two Top Georgia Race Tracks
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Minter: A Tale Of Two Top Georgia Race Tracks

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The two race tracks across from each other on Georgia Highway 53  – Road Atlanta and Lanier National Raceway  – have combined to produce some great NASCAR drama and great memories from years ago as well as from hours ago.
Today, Lanier’s grounds are serving as a [...]

Truex On Pole In Dover
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Truex On Pole In Dover

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Truex, who claimed his first pole of the season and the sixth of his career, will start the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup next to Kurt Busch, the highest qualifying driver [...]

Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie Hunters Think They’ve Found Gold

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Jimmie hunters have found their crack.
It took 26.5 races and they needed electronic listening devices to accomplish their mission, but the folks who spend way too much time searching for signs that this is the year that Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team fail to win [...]

Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drivers Should Act Like They Care

It’s not just fuel tanks which are running low in races these days in Sprint Cup. Civility and decorum also appear to be down to fumes.
And that’s great. Great for fans and great for the sport.
A couple weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase driver Tony Stewart talked about how in Sprint Cup on-track respect has [...]