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Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class
Wednesday, 13 Oct, 2010 – 15:28 | One Comment
Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame grew by five members Wednesday as the voting for its second class was conducted in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The new members are David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore and Lee Petty.
The five new members join the inaugural class which was [...]

Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?
Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010 – 12:36 | One Comment
Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
While the rest of the field seems allergic to Jimmie Johnson’s rear bumper, there’s one driver who just might be able to muster a challenge to Mr. Invincible.
Tony Stewart. The driver called “Smoke.” (Who used to be called some other things back in his temper-tantrum days.)
Stewart won last Sunday’s race in [...]

Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West
Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ingram: A Jaundiced Eye Follows Bowyer West

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Given that the Auto Club Speedway is not too far down Interstate 10 from Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Sunday’s Sprint Cup event was a Chevy Chase.
While Chevy entries dominated the top three positions at the finish and clinched the manufacturer’s championship, the fastest [...]

Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’
Sunday, 10 Oct, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Race Day: Avoiding Chasers Is California Dreamin’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s Chase time and everybody knows what that means. Among other things it means Chase drivers will complain that non-Chasers are not giving them proper deference on the track and the non-Chasers will complain that Chasers think they are immune from rough play.
It happened last weekend after Chaser Kyle Busch [...]

Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The Ford Fusions have been running wild at Kansas Speedway this weekend and the head of Ford Racing says its a matter of evolution and not revolution.
“There’s never a single thing that moves the teams up,” Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing North America, said. “It’s [...]

Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 19:53 | Comments Off
Franchitti, Ganassi Win IndyCar Championship

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Dario Franchitti won his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship Saturday night and he only had to finish in eighth in the season-ending Cafes do Brazil 300 at Homestead Miami Speedway to do it.
He captured the championship thanks to the fast car his team put under him and also because of trouble on the track by [...]

Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him
Thursday, 30 Sep, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says Emotions Got The Best Of Him

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Mo. – Denny Hamlin says that a key to his having a shot at winning this year’s Sprint Cup championship is an increased level of maturity on his part and on his team’s part.
Thursday afternoon, Hamlin admitted that his fight to become more mature both in and out [...]

Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time
Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chasers Could Be In For Rough Time

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Before Clint Bowyer was handed the death penalty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship for use of an illegal car, much of the post-race talk about New Hampshire concerned aggressive driving in the playoff opener.
The Chase continues today at Dover International Speedway in Delaware and some are wondering if [...]

Woody: Non-Chasers Are Still Racers
Tuesday, 21 Sep, 2010 – 8:58 | One Comment
Woody: Non-Chasers Are Still Racers

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
During one of last season’s Chase for the Championship races a commentator complained that some of the “other” drivers were racing the Chasers too hard.
They weren’t moving over, getting out of way and conceding the track to the 12 Chase drivers who were contending for the championship. The commentator hoped that [...]

Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire
Monday, 20 Sep, 2010 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Ingram: Chase Coughs To Life In New Hampshire

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Well, I guess it’s better to have a cough rather than to run stone cold and out of gas.
Clint Bowyer’s carburetor got a catch in its throat during the opening round of NASCAR’s championship playoffs and ended up winning as a result of bogged down [...]