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Remember Texas? Jimmie Sure Does
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2009 – 7:45 | One Comment
Remember Texas? Jimmie Sure Does

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Homestead, Fla. – Surprisingly, Jimmie Johnson came to Homestead-Miami Speedway with a case of nerves.
It seems that just about everybody has conceded an unprecedented fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship to the Hendrick Motorsports driver as he heads into Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
And he’s certainly been through this [...]

France: It’s Not The Format, It’s Jimmie
Saturday, 21 Nov, 2009 – 7:42 | 3 Comments
France: It’s Not The Format, It’s Jimmie

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Homestead, Fla. – The very large headline on the special NASCAR Championship Week section in Friday’s Miami Herald read: “Should The Chase Face The Scrap Heap?’’
The accompanying article didn’t really come to a conclusion, but the headline is representative of the type of questions being asked as Jimmie Johnson prepares [...]

Minter: Denny’s Is A Popular Place For Media
Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Minter: Denny’s Is A Popular Place For Media

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Somewhere along the way over the last year or two, there’s been a refreshing change in Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin, who turned 29 this month, has become far more cooperative as far as working with the print media is concerned. He’s been approachable, refreshingly honest with his answers and as cooperative as [...]

Former Greats Pick The Current Greatest
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 7:44 | One Comment
Former Greats Pick The Current Greatest

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Want to get Junior Johnson’s motor running? Ask him about Kyle Busch.
Johnson, who recently was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, sees a little of himself in Busch and it’s why he would pick the talented wheelman, and not Jimmie Johnson, if he were starting a Sprint Cup team [...]

Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona
Monday, 16 Nov, 2009 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving behind nothing but scorched earth at Phoenix.
Unless something goes unexpectedly wrong at Homestead next weekend, [...]

Race Day: ‘The People’ Are Watching Martin
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2009 – 9:35 | One Comment
Race Day: ‘The People’ Are Watching Martin

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There are still a few unknowns about the 2009 Sprint Cup season. Like, the name of the eventual champion – though that could become known today at Phoenix International Raceway.
But there is one thing that is locked down but good, and that would be the name of the person who [...]

Warning! Do Not Bet Against Hendrick At PIR
Friday, 13 Nov, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Warning! Do Not Bet Against Hendrick At PIR

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Avondale, Ariz. – When it comes to predicting a winner in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, it’s difficult to bet against the four-car Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut.
Mark Martin led 157 laps at Phoenix International Raceway in April and wound up snapping a 98-race winless streak.
Jimmie Johnson, who has never finished off the [...]

Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 18:29 | 2 Comments
Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Martin’s conscience will not allow him to tell a lie. Not even to himself.
And so, maybe it is true that Martin – second in Chase points to Jimmie Johnson – is just not good enough to become NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
“Obviously, the performance of the [...]

Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 21:22 | One Comment
Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Jeff Gordon’s comfort level has grown exponentially during the last calendar year at Texas Motor Speedway, a personal purgatory for much of his stellar Sprint Cup Series career.
Gordon qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Dickies 500, extending a streak that has seen him claim at least one [...]

Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s [...]