Sun, 20/05/18 – 15:35 | No Comment

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 in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

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Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Memo Rojas averaged 134.718 mph around the Watkins Glen short course to win the pole for the Grand-Am’s 200-mile race on Saturday. Driving the Riley-BMW of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Rojas clinched the pole when an incident halted qualifying nine minutes early.
“It’s great to win the pole,” said Rojas, who shares a 19-point […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Stating that NASCAR racing had become “stale” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup points-leader Kevin Harvick says the impending wholesale changes to the 2011 schedule should not shock-and-awe anyone.
“I think all tracks need to be held to a standard,” Harvick said Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, site of Sunday’s Heluva […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Johnny Cocker drove the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd to the pole position in qualifying at Mid-Ohio for Round 6 of the American Le Mans Series, the first over-all pole for the LMP team launched last year with longtime GT and off-road competitor Dale White as the team manager.
“It’s been plain to see that Drayson Racing has […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
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In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 15:13 | 4 Comments
Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In racin’ news today:
Apparently Jeff Burton is not going to let the threat of secret fines keep him from speaking his mind.
On Friday morning, Burton was asked about safety at Pocono Raceway in the wake of the horrific crash there last weekend involving Elliott Sadler. Burton was asked if he […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Hood: Stripping Atlanta Of Date Was A Cold Move
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
A longtime resident of North Georgia who has attended all but two Sprint Cup races held at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 1980, I think it’s safe to call the oval located in the tiny town of Hampton my home track.
After seeing a lot of seats go unoccupied for years during marquee events held […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 8:26 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt Jr. Not Just About Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some enterprising PR person figured out that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his 500th major NASCAR start this weekend. To come up with that stat, one has to combine his Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series starts, but it’s a legitimate and appropriate number since much of Earnhardt’s success and […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 6:57 | 9 Comments
Minter: More Tradition Sent Down The Drain
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – With all the talk about Atlanta Motor Speedway possibly losing a race date, it was troubling to see Marcy Scott’s phone number pop up on the cell phone Thursday morning.
Scott is the PR manager at AMS. She was calling to inform me of a hastily-called press conference […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 16:27 | 4 Comments
Woody: Can Duct Tape Solve NASCAR Problems?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s common knowledge that duct tape can make any repair, fix any problem.
So it’s no surprise that NASCAR has decided to use duct tape to cure what ails it: just slap a strip across the mouth of every driver and – presto! No more grousing, no more griping.
If you can’t […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:23 | 5 Comments
Atlanta To Be Stripped Of One Of Its Cup Dates
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Atlanta Motor Speedway has confirmed RacinToday’s earlier report from Thursday that it was losing one of its two annual Sprint Cup dates.
Early this afternoon, Ed Clark, president of AMS, made the announcement.
“Atlanta Motor Speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the […]

Thu, 08/5/10 – 11:09 | 2 Comments