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: Summer Of Change Continues
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NASCAR’s mid-summer burst of news will continue today with press conferences about racing in Kansas City, Southern California and Kentucky.
Also in the wind is possible word on where driver Kasey Kahne will land for the 2011 Sprint Cup season.
Barring a nuclear surprise, the only drama surrounding the Kentucky and Kansas City announcements are the dates […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 7:44 | 3 Comments
Woody: Bad News, Good News And Other News
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
My three cents worth (adjusted for inflation):
I hate to see Atlanta lose one of its two Cup races for the same reason I hated to see Darlington lose one. And for North Wilkesboro, Nashville and Rockingham to get cut out of the sport they helped build. No wonder more and more Southern […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 6:51 | 2 Comments
Chicagoland To Open 2011 Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Beginning next season, Chicagoland Speedway will host the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The announcement was made Monday morning during a press conference/teleconference held in Chicago.
Chicagoland, located in Joliet, Ill., will supplant New Hamsphire Motor Speedway as the first race of the 10-race, 12-driver playoff.
New Hampshire […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 10:12 | One Comment
The Fight For 12th Heats Up
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The cry of  ‘We’re number 12” isn’t real rich in panache, but a large handful of Sprint Cup teams are clawing like crazy for the right to issue it these days.
The chase to the Chase – that is, the pursuit of the 12th and final playoff berth – was down to five races when the […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 8:50 | Comments Off on The Fight For 12th Heats Up
Ingram: Big Time Auto Racing Gets A ‘Chiple’
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A Tasmanian triple and a “Chiple” inevitably caught the eye this weekend. Chip Ganassi’s teams won races in each of three major series and Marcos Ambrose pulled off a third straight win at Watkins Glen in the Nationwide Series race.
The “Chiple-play” by Ganassi, who has also […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 6:57 | One Comment
Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio
Dario Franchitti won the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. The victory in the Honda Indy 200 was the second of the season for Franchitti, who also won the Indianapolis 500.
The victory gave Franchitti’s team owner, Chip Ganassi, his third victory of the weekend as Juan Pablo Montoya won the […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio
Montoya Gets The Victory At Watkins Glen
Juan Pablo Montoya took the lead from Marcos Ambrose on the 47th of 90 laps and went on to win the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon.
The pass came on a restart after Ambrose, who led eight laps in the race, experienced wheel hop heading into the […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Montoya Gets The Victory At Watkins Glen
Race Day: Cup Series Is On The Road Again
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By Jim Pedey | Managing Editor
The line between haves and have-nots in NASCAR road racing has slimmed down over the last decade as more and more drivers have gotten better on the twisties. But thin as it is, that line still exists.
Who will the haves be today in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Race Day: Cup Series Is On The Road Again
The Second Annual Ironman 55 at I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Mo., came down to the final lap and just a couple of feet on the race track as Jason Meyers beat Lucas Wolfe on the final circuit. Wolfe used a huge slide job coming off turn four to take the lead on the 55th and […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 7:36 | Comments Off on Meyers Edges Wolfe At Ironman
IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar
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Any engine supplier ramping-up plans for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ next generation of power plants in 2012 will be competing against the power of Honda.
Honda Performance Development became the first manufacturer to commit to the new engine package Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Erik Berkman, HPD president, announced before qualifications for […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 7:26 | Comments Off on IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar