Sun, 20/05/18 – 15:35 | No Comment

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used […]

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Pedley: Big Leads Lead To Small Drama at Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Odds and ends from a Sunday at Las Vegas:
In this edition – Big leads; New faces; Fueling problems; Air gun woes.
After starting off the season with two very good, very entertaining races, the Sprint Cup Series event in Las Vegas was a dog. And for the next several weeks […]

Mon, 03/7/11 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Edwards Holds Off Stewart To Win Las Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Carl Edwards took the lead during a final round of green flag pit stops with about 30 laps to go, held off  a resilient Tony Stewart and won the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the third in the last five […]

Sun, 03/6/11 – 18:18 | One Comment
Race Day: Drivers Will Be In For Bumpy Rides
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
All human beings must deal with bumps in the road as they travel their way through life. Today in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas, Sprint Cup drivers will have to deal with bumps in the road between turns 1 and 2.
And these babies are far from metaphorical, Grasshopper. These […]

Sun, 03/6/11 – 9:32 | One Comment
Martin Wins As Favorites Fall In Las Vegas
Mark Martin, who inherited the lead when leader Brad Keselowski popped a tire and sideswiped the wall on he last lap, won the Sam’s Club 300 Nationwide Series Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the 49th in the series for Martin.
Justin Allgaier finished second, Keselowski third and Danica Patrick fourth.
Patrick, who […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 17:37 | One Comment
Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP
Chip Ganassi Racing’s driving tandem of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas survived an early race penalty and went on to win the Rolex Grand-Am Road Racing Series’ Grand Prix of Miami on Saturday.
Pruett in his BMW-powerd Riley passed Max Angelelli of the SunTrust Wayne Taylor Racing to take the lead with less than 10 minutes […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Pruett, Rojas Claim Miami GP
Edwards On NNS Pole in Las Vegas
Carl Edwards won the pole for Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Edwards posted a lap at 181.824 mph in qualifying Saturday morning in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
Kyle Busch, the winner of last weekend’s NNS race at Las Vegas, was second fastest in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Third was […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 13:16 | Comments Off on Edwards On NNS Pole in Las Vegas
So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR
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Paul Menard has been a bit of a racing wanderer. Four Sprint Cup teams in eight Sprint Cup seasons. But from the sound of it, Menard’s wandering days are over.
He has landed with one of the top teams in the series and the dividends – the kind of dividends which can spawn root-taking by the […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 12:19 | Comments Off on So Far, The New Guy Is The Top Guy At RCR
Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jon Fogarty extended his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype pole record Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where tire wear dominated conversation for today’s Grand Prix of Miami.
Fogarty posted a hot lap of 1:13.655/112.416 mph around the 2.3-mile/11-turn “roval” to earn his record-extending 17th career series pole, and second with […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Fogarty On Pole at Grand Prix of Miami
Fleischman: Silence Is Golden Rule In The Box
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(Editor’s Note: In addition to being the auto racing beat writer at the Philadelphia Daily News and a frequent contributor to, Bill Fleischman is a retired adjunct professor in the University of Delaware journalism program.)
By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Three basic rules of journalism I learned many years ago are: accuracy, fairness and don’t […]

Sat, 03/5/11 – 7:53 | 3 Comments
Kenseth Leads Ford Charge In Vegas Qualifying
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It’s true. That was Matt Kenseth leading a parade of Ford drivers to high qualifying spots on Friday afternoon as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Winning a pole is a rarity for Kenseth. The pole was the first for the Roush Fenway Racing driver since he was fastest […]

Fri, 03/4/11 – 20:06 | 2 Comments