Archive for June, 2011

Pocono Raceway: Kurt Busch Captures Second Straight Pole; Third Straight for Penske Racing

June 11, 2011 No Comments

Kurt Busch was able to capture his second straight pole on Saturday despite having to go to a backup car after a wreck in final practice. Busch lost control and slammed the outside wall, forcing his team to make a quick switch before Saturday’s qualifying. Busch’s late qualifying run in the new qualifying format benefited […]

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Hornaday Wins at Texas; Sauter Settles for 22nd Place Finish After Illegal Lane Change

June 10, 2011 No Comments

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend as a standalone event, eliminating all Sprint Cup drivers from the race. Four-time NCWTS champion, Ron Hornaday was able to capitalize and take home his first victory of the 2011 season. Hornaday restarted second on the only attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, […]

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What 2 Watch 4: Pocono

June 10, 2011 No Comments

Wow, what a week at Kansas! We (heard) about a major fight, witnessed Dale Earnhardt Jr. come close to ending his streak, and saw a new winner once again emerge victorious in this crazy 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This week brings Pocono Raceway, a very unique NASCAR track on the schedule. It is […]

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Statistical Advance: 5-hour ENERGY 500 at Pocono Raceway

June 10, 2011 No Comments

Pocono Raceway Data Track Size: 2.5 mile (200 laps/500miles) · Banking/Turn 1: 14 degrees · Banking/Turn 2: 8 degrees · Banking/Turn 3: 6 degrees · Frontstretch: 3,740 feet · Backstretch: 3,055 feet · Shortstretch: 1,780 History · Opened in 1968 as a three-quarter-mile track, Pocono Raceway held the first race on the 2.5-mile track in […]

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Team Penske- Championship Form?

June 8, 2011 No Comments

Roush Fenway Racing seems to have been dominating the headlines thus far in the 2011 NASCAR season, but how about another race team emerging as one of the more dominant? Both of Roger Penske’s teams are becoming legitimate contenders for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field. In the last two weeks, Team Penske […]

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NSCS: Pat Tryson Ousted as Crew Chief, Chad Johnston Replaces

June 7, 2011 No Comments

From Official Press Release: CORNELIUS, N.C.— Michael Waltrip Racing announced today the promotion of Chad Johnston from lead engineer to crew chief of the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Martin Truex Jr. Johnston’s new role is effective immediately as the team prepares for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono […]

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Richard Childress and Kyle Busch Involved in Physical Altercation After Saturday’s Truck Race at Kansas Speedway + Links to All Statements and Penalties

June 6, 2011 1 Comment

Kyle Busch was confronted by Richard Childress following Saturday’s truck race at Kansas Speedway, where Busch finished in sixth just behind Richard Childress Racing’s, Joey Coulter. 65 year old Childress reportedly removed his jewelry and put Busch in a headlock, punching him three times and dropping him to the ground. Childress wasn’t happy with what […]

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Statement from Richard Childress Regarding the Penalties He Received

June 6, 2011 No Comments

Richard Childress released the below statement just moments after being fined $150,000 and put on probation until December 31st for his involvement in the altercation with Kyle Busch. “First of all, I’m responsible for my actions, plain and simple. As you know, I am a very principled person and have a passion for what we […]

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