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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Hood: Greetings From The Adult Version Of Disney World
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
West Palm Beach, Fla. – The second weekend of April traditionally offers an abundant supply of sports-related opportunities for sports junkies.
That was certainly the case for me as I checked the calendar and began making my plans for this weekend, fully realizing the azaleas and dogwoods would be near full-bloom […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 20:16 | Comments Off on Hood: Greetings From The Adult Version Of Disney World
NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – During a visit to Kansas Speedway this week, Greg Biffle issued an off-the-cuff plea. Don’t repave the track, he said of the place where he has won twice in the last five years.
The plea likely comes too late.
Last year, RacinToday reported that Kansas officials were seeking […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 20:01 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
The Champ Was Right To Plead For Transparency
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the NASCAR circuit gets to work today at Texas Motor Speedway it’ll be interesting to see whether the pit-road-speeding issue dies down or gains steam and produces a positive result for drivers, fans and the media.
In the closing laps at Martinsville last week, the five-time and defending Sprint Cup […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Champ Was Right To Plead For Transparency
Starr Finally To Get A Starring Roll In NASCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – David Starr’s Texas-sized heart will be beating a whole lot faster on Friday afternoon, when the chance to realize his “childhood dream” finally will unfold at Texas Motor Speedway.
A longtime regular in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Starr will make his Sprint Cup Series debut with […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Starr Finally To Get A Starring Roll In NASCAR
New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?
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Nashville, Tenn. – A Canadian businessman has purchased some of the assets of Baker Curb Racing and reportedly plans to locate a new NASCAR team in Nashville, with aspirations to eventually compete in the Sprint Cup Series.
Sources say Go Canada Racing, owned by Toronto millionaire Steve Meehan, will make its debut in the April 23 […]

Wed, 04/6/11 – 8:24 | Comments Off on New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?
Surprise! Nationwide Leader Likes New System
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville, Tenn. – You figure you already know the answer when you ask Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the question:
How does he like the new NASCAR rule that prevents full-time Sprint Cup drivers from competing for the second-tier Nationwide Series championship?
“It’s cool,” said Stenhouse. “I like it just fine.”
No wonder; thanks to the […]

Wed, 04/6/11 – 6:34 | Comments Off on Surprise! Nationwide Leader Likes New System
Youth Movement Could Power NASCAR’s Future
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
There were several positive signs for the future of NASCAR last weekend, and two of them came even before Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed at Martinsville that he might have some winning left in him.
Over at Stuart, Va., on Friday night, the Wood Brothers scheduled an event at their old shop to […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 14:15 | One Comment
Woody: Would Cattle Prod Get Drivers Moving?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In response to a recent rant about the non-racing that has become the norm in NASCAR, readers suggested numerous solutions – from awarding points to only the top finishers to using an electric cattle prod to nudge drivers along.
To be fair, sandbagging is not new to the sport. David Pearson […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 14:00 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe
In racin’ news today, April 5:
(In this package: Canadian Hinchcliffe to driver for Newman/Haas; Townsend Bell and Jay Howard get Indy rides; Bruno Junqueira throws in with Foyt.)
Newman/Haas Racing announced that Canadian James Hinchcliffe will drive for the team in the North American events of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season including his debut in […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Newman/Haas Lands Hinchcliffe

Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth Police Department provided a variety of traffic and highway construction updates for the public Monday pertaining to this weekend’s Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway.
With both Friday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race and Saturday’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race being the […]

Tue, 04/5/11 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Texas Fans Get A Traffic Plan