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Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race
Saturday, 4 Jul, 2009 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Race Day: Heat Is The Hot Topic For Daytona Summer Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The forecast for green flag at tonight’s Coke Zero 400 is for temperatures in the low 80s. However, that goofy “feels like” thing indicates, well, it will feel like it is in the high 80s.
That stat is obviously the product of some weather geek somewhere who has way too much [...]

Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 18:57 | One Comment
Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It turns out that Sliced Bread can cut it in Sprint Cup.
Rookie Joey Logano got the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday when he won the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano took the lead in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 when others opted to pit for [...]

Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 9:19 | One Comment
Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot has been made this weekend about the fact that nobody has repeated as a winner in a Sprint Cup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the last eight races. In the Nationwide series, there has never been a repeat winner – that is a span of 23 [...]

Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano may have saved the life of the trophy which goes along with winning at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night when he passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then hung on for the Nationwide Series victory.
The victory was the second straight at Kentucky for Logano and in [...]

Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The official awards ceremony saluting the winners of the 57th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had finished maybe 20 minutes earlier, and Jochen Mass suddenly was a man alone with his thoughts.
Strange, because Mass and co-drivers Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens had just won the world’s most [...]

Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans
Saturday, 13 Jun, 2009 – 22:30 | Comments Off
Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
June 16 had turned into June 17 that weekend back in 2007. Day had turned to night, then, night back to day. Clear skies had turned to cloudy and then the clouds spilled out rain – not the kind of rains which spoil picnics, but the kind which inspires Michener [...]

Bodine Gives TMS The Thumb
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 21:39 | One Comment
Bodine Gives TMS The Thumb

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Todd Bodine picked up one for the thumb Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where he posted an historic fifth victory in the WinStar World Casino 400.
Bodine,  known as “The Onion” for his balding pate, is the first driver in the 14-year history of the NASCAR [...]

Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Ingram: Decision Time Has Arrived For Danica Patrick

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
RacinToday.com
The day after Sunday’s IRL race in Milwaukee marks the starting line of contract negotiations for Danica Patrick. Free to talk with teams in NASCAR, will she elect to continue in IndyCars? More than likely.
 A third-place finish in the Indy 500 by Patrick has no doubt increased her confidence about [...]

New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 19:23 | Comments Off
New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]

Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the [...]