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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 15:42 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before [...]

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
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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
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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
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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 [...]