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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 [...]

Warning! Do Not Bet Against Hendrick At PIR
Friday, 13 Nov, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Warning! Do Not Bet Against Hendrick At PIR

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Avondale, Ariz. – When it comes to predicting a winner in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, it’s difficult to bet against the four-car Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut.
Mark Martin led 157 laps at Phoenix International Raceway in April and wound up snapping a 98-race winless streak.
Jimmie Johnson, who has never finished off the [...]

Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 18:29 | 2 Comments
Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Martin’s conscience will not allow him to tell a lie. Not even to himself.
And so, maybe it is true that Martin – second in Chase points to Jimmie Johnson – is just not good enough to become NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
“Obviously, the performance of the [...]

Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 21:22 | One Comment
Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Jeff Gordon’s comfort level has grown exponentially during the last calendar year at Texas Motor Speedway, a personal purgatory for much of his stellar Sprint Cup Series career.
Gordon qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Dickies 500, extending a streak that has seen him claim at least one [...]

Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s [...]

Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?
Monday, 2 Nov, 2009 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]

Race Day: Things Will Go Bump In The Day
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2009 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Race Day: Things Will Go Bump In The Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday
Nobody bump drafts in open-wheel racing. Probably because if they did, there wouldn’t be anybody left with whom to bump draft by the end of the race as the entire field would be in the infield care center.
So, you would think that life-long open-wheeler Juan Pablo Montoya would be at [...]

Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best
Thursday, 29 Oct, 2009 – 7:44 | 4 Comments
Minter: Final Words May Have Been Poole’s Best

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The last time David Poole sat in a press box was at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this year. There, the assembled group of reporters sat behind laptop computers and wrote about a race finish that saw Carl Edwards’ car fly into the catch fence, with strewn parts injuring seven, including one [...]

Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2009 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Woody: Monaco Vs. ‘Dega – Viva La Difference

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Earlier this year my RacinToday.com cohort Jonathan Ingram reminisced about his first visit to Monaco for the Grand Prix. Allow me to wax similarly nostalgic about my first trip to one of my favorite venues:
Talladega. White-knuckle, breath-taking Talladega down in sweet-home Alabama.
The asphalt had barely cooled on the mammoth track – [...]