Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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Kyle Busch Rolls On In Thunder Valley
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn. – Kyle Busch’s mastery of Bristol Motor Speedway is still intact.
The 25-year-old driver held off Carl Edwards and led 153 laps on Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Jeff Byrd 500.
It was Busch’s second consecutive weekend sweep and fifth straight NASCAR win on the .533-mile concrete oval.
Edwards managed […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 16:14 | One Comment
Race Day: Earnhardt Jr. Is Riding A Roll
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s solid third-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway gives his legions of fans hope that the third generation driver’s 94-race Sprint Cup losing streak might come to an end today in the Jeff Byrd 500.
The high banks of Bristol have been relatively kind to […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 8:11 | 2 Comments
‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – The Oreca team upheld the pride of Peugeot by winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The private French squad and its older model Peugeot 908 HDi FAP held off the new Honda-backed prototype of Highcroft Racing by 36 seconds to win the 59th running of America’s […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 21:58 | Comments Off on ‘Other’ Peugeot Surprises Sebring
Pedley: Hours And Hours Of Fun
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sebring, Fla. – Some observations and quick hits from a race day that actually is a day’s worth of racing at Sebring:
This just has to be painted with the cliche of; only during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
A couple of hours into the race, a gust of wind […]

Sat, 03/19/11 – 21:46 | One Comment
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