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Rick Minter, Senior Writer

Rick Minter joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1991, where he covered motorsports as well as serving as a bureau chief. From 2000-2008 he focused on racing exclusively, traveling the NASCAR circuit as the paper’s motorsports writer and winning awards from several organizations including the Georgia20 Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association and the City of Atlanta. Minter and his wife Joanne live on the family farm in Inman, Ga. In his spare time he collects and restores antique tractors and trucks.

Articles by Rick Minter

Vickers Netting Love from Fans
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 – 21:35 | Comments Off
Vickers Netting Love from Fans

By Rick Minter  | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Near the end of this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest race of the year, Brian Vickers had an on-track run-in with the sport’s biggest star, Dale Earnhardt Jr., an encounter many figured would bring out the boo birds for Vickers.
But when all the smoke cleared several days later, and all [...]

Passion Trumps Profit in Truck Series
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Passion Trumps Profit in Truck Series

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the Sprint Cup Series, the motives of some maverick owners often are called into question. Are they there trying to build a race team or simply cashing in by starting and parking the car after a few laps?
In the last superspeedway Cup race, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss [...]