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Larry Woody is a native of Nashville, Tenn. He was the motor sports beat writer at the Nashville Tennessean from the early 1970s until 2008. He continues to live in Nashville.

Articles by Larry Woody

Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes
Friday, Sep 11, 2009 – 9:10 | 2 Comments
Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t think there’s any question that the Tattooed Lady is going to run off and join the NASCAR circus.
The only question is when. And what will her arrival register on the Richter scale?
It appears more and more likely that open-wheel diva Danica Patrick is going to forsake the IndyCar […]

Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?
Friday, Sep 11, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The irony is dripping and delicious. Kyle Busch, who showed such disdain for the trophy Gibson guitar he got for a June Nationwide win in Nashville (he smashed it to pieces) needs to win another guitar Saturday night at Richmond or his slim Chase hopes are likely dead.
Busch is 14th in […]

Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines

Larry Wood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
THE CHASE RENDERS THE FIRST 26 RACES MEANINGLESS.
Just the opposite […]

Woody: The Chase Is A NASCAR Success Story
Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 – 18:55 | 3 Comments
Woody: The Chase Is A NASCAR Success Story

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR does something dumb it gets hammered, and when NASCAR does something smart – well, it often also gets hammered.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup is a case in point. Implemented in 2004 under the reign of youthful NASCAR boss Brian France, the Chase was a brilliant idea that has […]

Busch To Donate Guitars To Students
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 – 10:10 | 7 Comments
Busch To Donate Guitars To Students

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – Kyle Busch has donated $30,000 to buy 150 guitars for some local schools, apparently as atonement for smashing a classic Gibson guitar in an embarrassing “rock star-style celebration” after a June Nationwide victory.
But Busch refuses to put his mouth where his money is.
He declines to apologize for the guitar-smashing […]

Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 – 7:00 | 10 Comments
Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing

Larry Woody | Senior Writer

RacinToday.com

It was odd to hear Ray Evernham, who started and parked a race team, woofing about start-and-park drivers.

Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The first time I met Bill Elliott was in the early 1970’s as I was speeding down a California turnpike one Sunday morning on my way to cover a race at Riverside Raceway.
Up ahead I noticed a car on the side of the road, hood up, steam spewing out. […]

Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 – 15:34 | 8 Comments
Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Free advice and worth every cent:
* Mr. Answer Man: Why can’t somebody can’t tell me, for gosh sakes, what time the dad-gummed race starts? – Teed-Off in Tallahassee.
Dear Teed: NASCAR hopes to be more precise about its starting times when its Research & Development Center completes work on a radical new […]

Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville
Sunday, Aug 23, 2009 – 19:40 | 7 Comments
Woody: Kyle Busch Hits Another Sour Note In Nashville

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – If Kyle Busch’s plan was to mend some fences with a return visit to Nashville after June’s embarrassing guitar-smashing tirade, he failed miserably.
Busch, coming off Saturday night’s Sprint Cup victory at Bristol, ran a Champion Racing Association (CRA) race at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway and sparks started flying well before […]

Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping […]