Home » Archive by Category

Articles in FEATURE STORY

Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 20:43 | 3 Comments
Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – Would a NASCAR driver intentionally throw a race to assist a teammate?
That was a major topic of discussion on the eve of Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which will set the field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Though several drivers [...]

Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines

Larry Wood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
THE CHASE RENDERS THE FIRST 26 RACES MEANINGLESS.
Just the opposite [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]

No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 19:02 | Comments Off
No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – If the key to winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway is navigating the 1.54-mile quad-oval’s sweeping turns, avoiding  incidents on pit road at 45 miles per hour is a close second.
That was the case for Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to be in the cat’s bird seat after [...]

Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race
Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2009 – 9:56 | One Comment
Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The NASCAR circuit is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, so that means the home folks have to brace for another round of stories questioning whether the track should lose one of its Cup dates.
The talk doesn’t make sense to them for a variety of reasons. Even with the [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?
Monday, 31 Aug, 2009 – 17:05 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?

By Jonthan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There are those who might have questioned Marcos Ambrose’s intelligence when he left his native Tasmania and Australia behind to pursue a career in the Sprint Cup after two V8 Supercar championships and a near miss of three straight.
But since a stellar performance at Bristol where he finished third in [...]

Ganassi Has Assembled An IndyCar Series Dream Team
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 23:00 | 2 Comments
Ganassi Has Assembled An IndyCar Series Dream Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For obvious reasons, race-team officials can be reticent to compare and contrast the drivers who have worked for them over the years. It’s a respect for feelings and friendships thing.
And being nothing if not respectful of the feelings and friendships he has developed during his 14 years as team managing [...]

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 [...]