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Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is [...]

John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early [...]

Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope
Monday, 17 May, 2010 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Nurburgring, Germany –  You’ll have to excuse Hartmut Kristen, the director of Porsche’s motorsports program. If you start talking about green racing, he shrugs with his eyes and doesn’t quite conceal his disdain. Green racing may no longer be oxymoronic, but it’s also a phrase that’s [...]

Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
We’re hearing a phrase a lot these days which has not been heard much at all the last five years or so – parity among Sprint Cup teams. Quite simply, Hendrick Motorsports has been the top team and the rest were the bottom teams.
This weekend in the garages at Dover [...]

Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 22:46 | Comments Off
Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington

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Denny Hamlin restarted the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday night with the lead with 20 laps to go and had no problem holding off the field to get the victory.
Hamlin’s victory gave him a weekend sweep as he won the Nationwide Series race on Friday night. The sweep was just [...]

Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 9:28 | 4 Comments
Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – When Tom Anderson showed up at Andretti Autosport to begin duty as senior vice president of racing operations late last year, he had with him his list of things he knew he wanted to work on.
Incredibly, the list was a short one. Just four things.
That tells [...]

‘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 [...]