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Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea [...]

Spoilers To Be Tested At Texas On Tuesday
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 21:47 | 2 Comments
Spoilers To Be Tested At Texas On Tuesday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Blade-running will go lap-after-lap with tire-testing beginning Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR’s new rear spoiler blade package for the Sprint Cup Series’ Car of Tomorrow will get its first on-track test Tuesday and Wednesday on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval, track president Eddie Gossage confirmed Monday afternoon.
Gossage said [...]

Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will [...]

Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios 
that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]

Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
Saturday, 2 Jan, 2010 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the New Year I promise:
* Never again to say Jimmie Johnson can’t win another championship – as I’ve done the past three years.
* Not to grind my teeth so much every time a driver says “awesome.”
* To stop bashing Kyle Busch – until he bashes another guitar.
* To stop saying [...]

Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I [...]

Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Tuesday, 22 Dec, 2009 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the [...]

Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment
Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 – 8:12 | 9 Comments
Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I once wrote a story in which a prominent NASCAR TV commentator was critical of his network – specifically of some racy ads that it ran during race telecasts.
I called a network executive to get his response to the criticism. Shortly afterwards the commentator called me back and pleaded: please [...]

Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 4:08 | Comments Off
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been [...]

Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?
Wednesday, 2 Dec, 2009 – 9:07 | One Comment
Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
By this time, everyone who follows NASCAR knows that the statistics for Jimmie Johnson’s first eight seasons in the Sprint Cup series are pretty darn impressive, topped by those four straight championships.
But is it the best first eight years for a NASCAR driver? Let’s take a look at some stats [...]