Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times […]

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Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
He’s got momentum. He’s got championship experience. His team has championship experience. He led the points standings for the bulk of the “regular season.” He may be the closest thing to an old-style racer that NASCAR has. So why don’t any of my fellow racing writers think Kevin Harvick can win […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Ingram: Harvick A Contender If Not The Winner
Joey Saldana won The Clash at the Creek Presented By Sprint For a Cure at Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota on Saturday night.
With the win, Saldana remained undefeated at Deer Creek after claiming the inaugural World of Outlaws event at the immaculate high-banked 3/8-mile last season. Saldana has won 13 times this season to lead […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 5:45 | Comments Off on Saldana Is Up At The Creek
Helio Is The Man In Japan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Motegi, Japan – Helio Castroneves capped a postcard-perfect weekend in the Far East for himself and Team Penske at Twin Ring Motegi Sunday afternoon, winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 in dominating fashion.
Castroneves, who started on-pole, led a race-high 153 of 200 laps around the egg-shaped, 1.52-mile oval […]

Sun, 09/19/10 – 5:31 | 2 Comments
Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The most feared driver in the field at the zMAX Dragway this weekend is an unheralded and polite 28-year old. With his auburn-colored beard and quiet manner, Shawn Langdon could pass for a minister.
Langdon is feared because he can bypass any driver on any given Sunday in […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Langdon’s Quickness Poses Threat To Veterans
McClenathan, Pedregon Win Poles
Not much changed in Top Fuel and Funny Car during the final rounds of qualifying at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. on Saturday.
Cory McClenathan remained atop the Top Fuel field and secured his fifth No. 1 qualifying position of the season for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Cruz Pedregon held onto his No. 1 qualifying […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 17:32 | Comments Off on McClenathan, Pedregon Win Poles
Busch Trucks To Win In Loudon
Kyle Busch won his fifth Camping World Truck Series race of the season Saturday when he out-dueled Kevin Harvick and James Buescher at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch started from the pole and got the fifth victory in just 11 starts. It was his 21st career victory in the series. He led 156 of the 175 […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 16:11 | One Comment
Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi
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Motegi, Japan –  Moments after Will Power qualified third for the Indy Japan 300, Ryan Briscoe revealed Team Penske’s not-so-secret “strategy” for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.
“Three-wide the whole time,” said Briscoe, who officially will start alongside pole-sitter Helio Castroneves in the season’s penultimate round at Twin Ring Motegi.
“That’s potentially one option,” Castroneves deadpanned, as […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 11:14 | Comments Off on Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi
Busch Gets Truck Pole
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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday morning with a fast lap at 130.029 mph.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Busch, who also has four victories in 10 starts.
Fellow Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick was second fastest in qualifying for Saturday […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 11:05 | Comments Off on Busch Gets Truck Pole
Media Poll: And The Winner Will Be…
Everybody has opinions, but only media members have outlets in which to express them.
With the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship beginning this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, RacinToday asked members of the media who cover NASCAR to gives us their choice for the winner of this year’s championship.
And it went like this (sorry […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 10:52 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Smoother Trip For Briscoe
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe, whose pursuit of the 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series championship ended embarrassingly at the exit of Twin Ring Motegi’s pit road, had no issues with the egg-shaped, 1.5-mile racing layout Saturday.
Briscoe topped the second, one-hour afternoon practice for Sunday’s Indy Japan 300 at 200.894 mph to […]

Sat, 09/18/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Smoother Trip For Briscoe