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If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol
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Kyle Busch was, well, Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday as he won the Nationwide Series race with relative ease.
Busch, who swept three races in one weekend at Bristol last year, beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .5 seconds in the Scotts Easy Seed 300 Saturday.
He led 266 laps in getting […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Busch Adds Another Victory At Bristol
The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – The numbers scream. They put Tom Kristensen in a class by himself in sports car endurance racing. They answer trivia questions.
But, standing in the Sebring infield and looking way cooler than somebody wearing a heavy, itchy driver suit should, Kristensen politely waved off a question about those […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 7:24 | Comments Off on The Numbers Say Plenty About Tom Kristensen
Racing, Wrecking A Hot Topic At New Bristol
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Bristol, Tenn. – One of the subjects being debated on Friday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway is how the racing on the reconfigured race track and its progressive banking compares to what went on before the 2007 facelift.
The bottom-line question seems to be whether the objective is racing or wrecking. Some say the end of […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – A new era of endurance racing began at America’s oldest road racing circuit with a new car on the pole for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Driving a new Peugeot 908, Stephane Sarrazin beat the runner-up Audi, an “old” R15+ from last year, by a […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Strong New Peugeot On Pole Versus Audi
Edwards Continues To Sizzle
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – Las Vegas winner Carl Edwards continued his recent hot streak, leading every practice session in which he participated and capping it off by winning the pole for Sunday’s Jeff Byrd 500 Presented by Food City at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Edwards ran a lap at 128.014 miles per hour […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 15:37 | One Comment
Woody: And The Rich Get Richer…
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I read that Hendrick Motorsports is building an outdoor pit-crew training facility that includes a six-lane track, 75-yard AstroTurf field and strength & conditioning area.
It goes to show what they about the rich getting richer while the poor get – well, in NASCAR the poor get left behind.
With five consecutive […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 11:40 | 3 Comments
Rahal’s New Home Is Actually His Old Home
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – If body language and tone of voice are any indication, Bobby Rahal is not totally comfortable about being asked about “moving’ from Indycar racing to sports car racing.
Instead, Rahal, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 as both a driver and a team owner, seems to prefer the […]

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Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
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Sebring, Fla. – The heavyweight challengers traded blows during Thursday’s practice sessions for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race. When the track was finally put to bed late in the evening, Audi and Peugeot each could boast of having been fastest in practice.
Early in the hour-long afternoon session, Tom Kristensen entered a 1:50.424 […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Audi Vs. Peugeot Is Under Way
Pedley: Looking Back And Looking Forward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Suddenly, the mass throwing of empty beer cans into the netting on Fireman’s Hill at Road America stopped. Suddenly, all got quiet except for a slight tremor of the sun-hardened ground. And suddenly, all freakin’ hell broke loose in a loud explosion of down-shifting engines.
The unlimited-horesepower Porsche […]

Fri, 03/18/11 – 6:13 | 3 Comments
McMurray, Dixon Trade Places
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A swap meet of sorts was held in Alabama on Wednesday.
That’s where IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and NASCAR’s Jamie McMurray traded rides. Dixon took the wheel of McMurray’s car at Talladega Superspeedway while McMurray took the wheel of Dixon’s Indy car at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
The following is a transcript of a press conference […]

Thu, 03/17/11 – 6:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Dixon Trade Places