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It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

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TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
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Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
Power Trims Field At Barber
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Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Power Trims Field At Barber
Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards
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By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards took over the Sprint Cup points lead for the third time in 2011 despite requesting Tums from his crew during the race.
Why was he making that request? Well, it seems that his stomach wasn’t agreeing with his mom’scooking.
“Well, my mom made a little dish,” […]

Sun, 04/10/11 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Texas Notes: It Was Gut Check Time For Edwards
Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Consistency is cool, Matt Kenseth knows, but in NASCAR, you have to sow in a race victory now and then for your job to be really cool.
This morning, all is cool with Kenseth as he put an end to a two-plus-year-long winless streak when he won the Samsung Mobile 500 […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 22:10 | Comments Off on Kenseth Gives Texas Boot To Two-Year Drought
Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS
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Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch are more likely to be haggling over common ground than agreeing on it tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.
But in the wake of Johnson’s controversial pit road speeding penalty at Martinsville Speedway last Sunday, Busch said he could understand the five-time/reigning Sprint Cup champion’s consternation.
Johnson’s […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 18:08 | 2 Comments
Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying
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Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will start with a Team Penske front row.
Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Saturday while Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe was second fastest.
“It was very tiring but we saved it until the end and put a good lap together,” […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying
Biffle Says Fast Cars Are About To Boot Bad Luck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Greg Biffle’s eyes get really big as he talks about the start to his 2011 Sprint Cup season. He fidgets a bit and repositions himself in his chair as he talks – perhaps because the chairs in the Kansas Speedway media center are of back-straining hardness, […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 12:15 | Comments Off on Biffle Says Fast Cars Are About To Boot Bad Luck
Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval
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Fort Worth, Texas – Kevin Buckler’s ace lineup of sports car drivers has stood on podiums and sprayed champagne from Daytona Beach to Le Mans.
The Racer’s Group has been competing and winning at the top level of the sports car genre since 1993… and bottom-feeding in NASCAR ‘s Sprint Cup Series since 2009. It’s a […]

Sat, 04/9/11 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval
Edwards The Lone Star In TMS Nationwide Race
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Carl Edwards dominated the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night as he led 169 laps en route to the victory.
The victory was Edwards’ first of the year in the series. It was the first for the Ford Mustang in the series.
“This is a huge night for Mustang […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 21:50 | Comments Off on Edwards The Lone Star In TMS Nationwide Race