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Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s the most significant rule change in NASCAR history.
It will alter outcomes, it will assure last-lap drama and toe-curling excitement.
It will change racing forever.
It’s the new three green-white-checkered rule that NASCAR slipped into the rule book last week at Daytona almost at the last second.
After RacinToday first reported the change at [...]

500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 18:36 | Comments Off
500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, [...]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 10; ‘He Hit Me’
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 8:00 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 10; ‘He Hit Me’

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The stock car education of Danica Patrick reached a new level Wednesday in the first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice of the 2010 season.
It didn’t take Patrick long to figure out the difference between the ARCA car she raced to an impressive sixth-place finish last Saturday at [...]

Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky
Monday, 8 Feb, 2010 – 8:12 | One Comment
Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – A big, round slice of blue sky at the top of the ramp was a welcome sight to those who came into the infield at Daytona through the Turn 4 tunnel on the first day of stock car competition last weekend – [...]

Porsche V-8 Leads The Field At Rolex
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2010 – 10:47 | 3 Comments
Porsche V-8 Leads The Field At Rolex

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Nineteen hours into the twice-around-the-clock Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and it is still a four-car race.
Out front  on a bitter cold, windy Florida morning is the Porsche Riley of Mike Rockenfeller, Terry Borcheller, Joao Barbosa and Ryan Dalziel, with Scott Pruett, co-driving the remaining [...]

Ganassi BMW Looking Good In 24
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 20:50 | One Comment
Ganassi BMW Looking Good In 24

Editor’s Note: RacinToday has two reporters – Mike Harris and Jonathan Ingram, both veterans of the event – on site at the Rolex 24. They will periodically file updates, notes and features during the race and wrap the event up afterward.
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – There were several rain men who [...]

Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea [...]

Spoilers To Be Tested At Texas On Tuesday
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 21:47 | 2 Comments
Spoilers To Be Tested At Texas On Tuesday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Blade-running will go lap-after-lap with tire-testing beginning Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR’s new rear spoiler blade package for the Sprint Cup Series’ Car of Tomorrow will get its first on-track test Tuesday and Wednesday on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval, track president Eddie Gossage confirmed Monday afternoon.
Gossage said [...]

Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will [...]