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‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals
Wednesday, 28 Apr, 2010 – 17:45 | Comments Off
‘Little Al’ Helps Rookies Get Up To Speed On Ovals

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Al Unser Jr. had a big smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand as he sat in a white Buick van behind the pit wall at Kanas Speedway Wednesday. Nothing unusual about any of that.
It was the cause of the smile which was [...]

Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again
Saturday, 24 Apr, 2010 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Ingram: Oh Hell, It Rained Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Does it ever rain in Hell? On days like these, one wonders. Then again, maybe I’m just under the weather.
There was a time when a rainout such as Saturday’s washout at Talladega was an opportunity for writers to hang out in the garage with participants in what is now the [...]

Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Interestingly, the promoters at Phoenix International Raceway, site of tonight’s Subway Fresh Fit 600, seem to think that the attention span of the American sports fan is expanding. How else to explain their decision to tack additional laps onto the race?
But in spite of evidence that attention spans and patience [...]

Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 6:25 | Comments Off
Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A rare weekend off during the grueling business that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup season should be a time for the drivers to relax and enjoy themselves.
Unfortunately, some of them may be spending the time off stewing about the results of the first six races of the 36-race schedule.
Among those [...]

Race Day: Bigger Real Estate Squabbles On Tap?
Sunday, 21 Mar, 2010 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Race Day: Bigger Real Estate Squabbles On Tap?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Safety and excitement tend to be mutually exclusive concepts when it comes to racing. Unlike love and marriage, it just seems that when it comes to safety and excitement, you can’t have one with the other.
In today’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, that theory will be tested as [...]

Minter: Stewart Is On A Media Room Tear
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 6:52 | 9 Comments
Minter: Stewart Is On A Media Room Tear

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bristol, Tenn. – Tony Stewart, the driver who seems to have interpreted NASCAR’s directive to “Have at it” as instructions to launch a season-long string of insults aimed at the print media, was back at it on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Quite ironically, the one reporter he seemed to have [...]

Ingram: Skullduggery At Work In Atlanta? 
Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 – 6:52 | One Comment
Ingram: Skullduggery At Work In Atlanta? 

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Among the discussions and brickbats about Carl Edwards intentionally wrecking a rival in Atlanta, one question has often been overlooked. You have to wonder if Brad Keselowski would have been rammed by Edwards if the latter’s teammate was leading the race.
When drivers are regularly allowed to [...]

Harris: Welcome To The New NASCAR
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 7:28 | 2 Comments
Harris: Welcome To The New NASCAR

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If you were angry with NASCAR before last Sunday’s race at Atlanta, you’re more than likely furious now.
Carl Edwards, whose admitted retaliatory strike against Brad Keselowski late in the race sent Keselowski’s Penske Dodge flying through the air, will be on probation for the next three Sprint Cup races for [...]

Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. –  It might impugn the integrity of Saturday night short tracks to suggest events at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday seemed more minor league than major. But Carl Edwards’ single-minded pursuit of Brad Keselowski was reminiscent of a grudge match at the local [...]

Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s begun early this spring. Not the sprouting of flowers or the rising of gas prices. Rather, something more gloomy and depressing if you happen to be a NASCAR driver with hopes of winning the Sprint Cup championship.
This spring, Jimmie Johnson has heated up before the daytime temperatures in Georgia. [...]