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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
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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 [...]

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 [...]