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Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:10 | 3 Comments
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, with its skyscraper banking, oxygen-sucking speeds and 200-mph traffic jams, has always been a beast of a different breed.
It’s the one track that keeps drivers awake the night before a race.
At 2.66 miles Talladega the biggest, baddest slab of asphalt in NASCAR. Predictably, after last Sunday’s wild crash-o-rama, […]

Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – Reporters are probably the least qualified of anyone involved to solve the problems that come with racing today’s NASCAR cars at Talladega Superspeedway.
So the best approach for scribes to take is to observe, report what they see and let the readers decide what they think.
That being said, […]

Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 13:00 | 3 Comments
Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR’s rules for racing at Talladega Superspeedway are intended to  produce safer racing. Drivers run restrictor plates to slow speeds and they’re prohibited from going below the yellow line at the bottom of the race track, among other things. But on Sunday at the end of the […]

Ragan Victory Came At Right Time, Right Place
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Ragan Victory Came At Right Time, Right Place
Ragan Victory Came At Right Time, Right Place

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – David Ragan’s first major NASCAR victory, a last-lap thriller in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega, was a long time coming. It followed 185 winless starts in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
It actually was a lot longer than that.
The Ragan family from Unadilla, […]

Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 12:09 | Comments Off on Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Talledega, Ala. – Forty years ago NASCAR’s regular drivers went on strike at the Talladega Superspeedway and towed their cars out of the massive Alabama track the day before the race. In qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, 10 drivers were trying to fight their way into the field […]

Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 13:05 | One Comment
Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR made a wise move with by switching its big awards shindig from New York to Las Vegas, although I confess to a twinge of nostalgia – or maybe it’s the crick that’s still in my neck from my last Big Apple tour.
I attended the first NASCAR banquet in the […]

Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, […]

Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:58 | One Comment
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m […]

Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking […]

Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 23:08 | One Comment
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a […]