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Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 9:05 | One Comment
Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin

By Jonathan Ingram | RacinToday.com
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is NASCAR a southern sport?
More to the point – is stock car racing a southern sport?
Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by starting times that were all over the TV-land map, these are appropriate questions.
Last week, France and TV executives [...]

Race Day: The Chase Looks For Comfortable Home In SoCal
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 9:29 | One Comment
Race Day: The Chase Looks For Comfortable Home In SoCal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The courtship of Southern California by NASCAR continues today and by mid afternoon, we’ll know whether or not the fans in that area have found something to love in Fontana or not.
NASCAR’s latest tactic in trying to lure the ticket-buying public away from their bountiful other Sunday activities and out [...]

Hull And Cindric Will Be Sweating The Details At Homestead
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Hull And Cindric Will Be Sweating The Details At Homestead

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Attention to detail that is borderline-anal has the brain trusts of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske again matching wits today for the 2009 IndyCar Series championship.
“Quite frankly, at Chip Ganassi Racing, we are pretty simple guys and we just race races and the results come to us,” said [...]

Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 10:23 | One Comment
Race Day: There Are 1.5 Reasons Why Kansas Is Important

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Today’s Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway is the third of the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, but it’s the first at the type of track which is the most prevalent in the 10-race playoff. Kansas Speedway is an intermediate.
It’s 1.5 miles around and [...]

Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 12:21 | One Comment
Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the [...]

Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:26 | One Comment
Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the [...]

Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 21:19 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Jimmie Johnson Dominates At Dover, Moves In On Point Lead
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 17:59 | 3 Comments
Jimmie Johnson Dominates At Dover, Moves In On Point Lead

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Jimmie Johnson took a big step toward winning a record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday when he won the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Johnson clearly had the best car in the race as the only time other drivers were able to get close to him in the second half of the race was on [...]

Race Day: Surface Issues To Challenge Dover Drivers Today
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Race Day: Surface Issues To Challenge Dover Drivers Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today’s Sprint Cup race will be held on the concrete surface of Dover International Speedway. It will be one the few races during the season to be held on a white surface and the first and only Chase race to be held on an all-concrete track.
As with other burning, modern [...]