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A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
Thursday, Jul 4, 2013 – 7:30 | Comments Off on A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was […]

The ‘Doc’ Did It His Way At Pocono Raceway
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 – 7:52 | Comments Off on The ‘Doc’ Did It His Way At Pocono Raceway
The ‘Doc’ Did It His Way At Pocono Raceway

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dr. Joseph Mattioli has many traits of successful people: he is a complex person – smart, ambitious, forceful, family-oriented and old-fashioned. Did we mention he’s also stubborn?
Several years ago, in a feature story for the Philadelphia Daily News, I noted that Mattioli also is stubborn. One issue he made up […]

Fleischman: Silence Is Golden Rule In The Box
Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 – 7:53 | 3 Comments
Fleischman: Silence Is Golden Rule In The Box

(Editor’s Note: In addition to being the auto racing beat writer at the Philadelphia Daily News and a frequent contributor to RacinToday.com, Bill Fleischman is a retired adjunct professor in the University of Delaware journalism program.)
By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Three basic rules of journalism I learned many years ago are: accuracy, fairness and don’t […]

The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff
Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 10:45 | Comments Off on The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff
The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – Racing is all about speed. Right now, according to crew chief Greg Erwin, the Roush Fenway cars don’t have enough speed. Erwin guides Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford team.
“Although the points situation is all we tend to talk about through the summer – who’s in the Chase […]

Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Friday, May 14, 2010 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Dover Not Immune From Downturn

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Corrspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – Denis McGlynn has worked at Dover International Speedway since 1972 when he started in public relations and promotions. Now, he’s the president and CEO.
So McGlynn, 64, knows auto racing can be a roller coaster ride: you’re up for a few years, then there’s a dip. This time, […]

McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 – 13:25 | Comments Off on McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover

By Bill Fleischman
Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – With no major league sports teams, Delaware doesn’t create much national news other than NASCAR racing at Dover International Speedway.
Stop the presses! The First State’s sports landscape is about to change dramatically.
The state legislature has passed a sports-betting bill, making Delaware the only state in the East where wagering […]

Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
Friday, May 1, 2009 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are […]

Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 – 13:53 | Comments Off on Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride

Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Catching up with Mario Andretti on some racing issues, I spoke with him by cell phone after he watched grandson Marco finish 13th in the IndyCar Series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When I asked if there was anything new about Marco as a possible driver for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based […]