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How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 – 12:10 | Comments Off
How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN [...]

Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2009 – 22:28 | One Comment
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no [...]

Sturbin: Danger, History Collide In ‘Race To The Clouds’
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 17:21 | One Comment
Sturbin: Danger, History Collide In ‘Race To The Clouds’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the spirit of Parnelli Jones, world-class rally aces Marcus Grönholm and Andreas Eriksson will scale Pikes Peak Sunday determined to crack the elusive 10-minute barrier.
Jones, one of America’s most versatile drivers, won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1963 and 1964 in a Mercury Marauder set up as [...]

Truck Series Newcomer On A Roll Despite Broken Wrist
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 15:41 | One Comment
Truck Series Newcomer On A Roll Despite Broken Wrist

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rarely is Boise, Idaho considered a prime breeding ground for NASCAR racers. But Brian Scott, the 21-year-old Camping World Truck Series driver, is beginning to prove otherwise.
Driving the Xpress Motorsports No. 16 Toyota Tundra, Scott has scored a win, a second and two third-place finishes in the past seven races [...]

Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Jeff Gordon has something to prove in Chicago. A pride thing. Capital “P”, too. Chicago is the site of one of the biggest mistakes Gordon has made during his racing career and by golly, he wants a chance to make amends.
Unfortunately for the four-time Sprint Cup champion, [...]

Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness
Friday, 10 Jul, 2009 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Eury Back In Garages Sans Bitterness

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – In his final months as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Eury Jr. wore the look of a beaten man. No secret as to why. He was pounded into a light, flaky dough by people who demanded that somebody other than Earnhardt be blamed for Earnhardt’s [...]

Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 12:07 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Coyne-Wilson Victory Is Feel-Good Story Of Summer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Historic Watkins Glen International proved the perfect backdrop Sunday for the belated breakthrough IndyCar Series victory of team-owner Dale Coyne, a farm boy with a passion for racing.
Coyne, whose involvement as a major-league open-wheel driver/owner dates to 1984, saw a 25-year/558-race winless streak snapped with Justin Wilson’s victory in the [...]

Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona
Sunday, 5 Jul, 2009 – 11:07 | One Comment
Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Restrictor plate racing at its hotly contested best – or worst – broke out again at the checkered flag at Daytona. By time the race ground to a halt, Kyle Busch’s car looked like it had been to the junkyard crusher after losing a duel [...]

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 [...]