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Race Day: Night Moves The Right Moves In NASCAR
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 18:50 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Night Moves The Right Moves In NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you look hard enough, you will find a few pockets of NASCAR fans out there who love the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But the vast majority of NASCAR fans really, really love it.
The sparks, the noise, the scene, the emotions, the lights, the bumping, the history, the [...]

Vickers Says He Feels Sorry For Anger-Filled Busch
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 21:35 | 3 Comments
Vickers Says He Feels Sorry For Anger-Filled Busch

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bristol, Tenn. – In Brian Vickers’ mind, Kyle Busch is out of rope.
Fresh off a win in Sunday’s CARFAX 400 in Michigan, Vickers showed up at Thunder Valley Friday morning with Red Bull Racing general manager Jay Frye prepared to talk about his new contract extension.
Instead, the media seemed more [...]

Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 8:41 | One Comment
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin [...]

Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season

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Tony Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose and an shrinking fuel supply to win Monday’s rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Carls Edwards finished third.
Kyle Busch was fourth.
Stewart, the series points leader, will be able to clinch a berth in the Chase with a good run next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory [...]

Drivers Offer To Help NASCAR With 2010 Scheduling
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 16:05 | 5 Comments
Drivers Offer To Help NASCAR With 2010 Scheduling

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Less than a week after enduring Monday’s four-hour marathon at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman was more than happy on Friday to chime in on how the 2010 Sprint Cup schedule should take shape.
It starts with reducing the length of races.
“Realistically from an excitement standpoint, all [...]

Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There’s a lot riding on the new GT2 class entry from the factory Corvette Racing team. Veiled in secrecy for 18 months, it makes its debut in the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio circuit on Saturday.
A survivor of GM’s bankruptcy, the new Corvette C6.R is charged with carrying [...]

Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 15:24 | One Comment
Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin bumped his way past Clint Bowyer to grab the lead with 10 laps to go in the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon and then held off Juan Pablo Montoya to get his first victory of the season.
Montoya hung on to finish second and make up [...]

Reutimann Knows the Risks Of Taking Risks
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 21:32 | One Comment
Reutimann Knows the Risks Of Taking Risks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You can ask race car drivers to do a lot of things and they will happily comply. Seemingly insane things, too.
They’ll drive 200 mph an inch away from a concrete wall, they’ll inhale toxic exhaust fumes, they’ll sit inches away from red-hot header pipes in Florida during July and they’ll [...]

Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 by a narrow margin over Mark Martin, but it will be remembered as the race Juan Pablo Montoya lost.
Taking the lead with an outside pass on the double-file restart, Johnson out-dueled the Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Martin over the final 23 [...]