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Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 4:08 | Comments Off
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been [...]

Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?
Wednesday, 2 Dec, 2009 – 9:07 | One Comment
Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
By this time, everyone who follows NASCAR knows that the statistics for Jimmie Johnson’s first eight seasons in the Sprint Cup series are pretty darn impressive, topped by those four straight championships.
But is it the best first eight years for a NASCAR driver? Let’s take a look at some stats [...]

Hight Reappears As A Champion
Saturday, 28 Nov, 2009 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Hight Reappears As A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
People suddenly and unexplainably disappear in sports all the time. Not back-of-milk-carton disappear, but they fade from sight and disappear. Sometimes, forever. It’s a great fear among athletes and in late summer of the 2009 NHRA drag racing season, Robert Hight was terrified.
Winning Funny Car events? Hight was having trouble [...]

Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2009 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Homestead, Fla. – No more questions, no more doubts. Jimmie Johnson made it four for the ages.
Topping off yet another consistently brilliant season, Johnson cruised to a trouble-free fifth-place finish Sunday in the season-ending Ford 400, wrapping up an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
“The truth [...]

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 [...]