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Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride

By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with [...]

It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 15:40 | 2 Comments
It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you were a NASCAR fan in 2003, if you were one of those lunatics whom the straight world looked down upon with a roll of the eyes because you enjoyed watching loud, dirty cars go around in circles for hours on end and then could not wait until the [...]

Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]

Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 8:45 | One Comment
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]

Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
Tuesday, 28 Apr, 2009 – 18:10 | 3 Comments
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, with its skyscraper banking, oxygen-sucking speeds and 200-mph traffic jams, has always been a beast of a different breed.
It’s the one track that keeps drivers awake the night before a race.
At 2.66 miles Talladega the biggest, baddest slab of asphalt in NASCAR. Predictably, after last Sunday’s wild crash-o-rama, [...]

Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – Reporters are probably the least qualified of anyone involved to solve the problems that come with racing today’s NASCAR cars at Talladega Superspeedway.
So the best approach for scribes to take is to observe, report what they see and let the readers decide what they think.
That being said, [...]

Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 13:00 | 3 Comments
Edwards, Other Drivers, Blast Rules After Keselowski’s Win

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR’s rules for racing at Talladega Superspeedway are intended to  produce safer racing. Drivers run restrictor plates to slow speeds and they’re prohibited from going below the yellow line at the bottom of the race track, among other things. But on Sunday at the end of the [...]

Ragan Victory Came At Right Time, Right Place
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Ragan Victory Came At Right Time, Right Place

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – David Ragan’s first major NASCAR victory, a last-lap thriller in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega, was a long time coming. It followed 185 winless starts in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
It actually was a lot longer than that.
The Ragan family from Unadilla, [...]

Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Talledega, Ala. – Forty years ago NASCAR’s regular drivers went on strike at the Talladega Superspeedway and towed their cars out of the massive Alabama track the day before the race. In qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, 10 drivers were trying to fight their way into the field [...]

Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 13:05 | One Comment
Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR made a wise move with by switching its big awards shindig from New York to Las Vegas, although I confess to a twinge of nostalgia – or maybe it’s the crick that’s still in my neck from my last Big Apple tour.
I attended the first NASCAR banquet in the [...]