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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 [...]

Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, [...]

Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:58 | One Comment
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]

Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking [...]

Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 23:08 | One Comment
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Realist Burton Heads To Phoenix Rested But Restless
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 22:48 | 2 Comments
Realist Burton Heads To Phoenix Rested But Restless

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeff Burton’s grasp of the NASCAR Universe is exceeded only by the gut feelings associated with his own racing world.
A ninth-place finish in the Sprint Cup Series most recent event, the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, left Burton 12th in the driver standings. And while that’s technically good enough [...]

Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve [...]

Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series [...]

Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 20:26 | 5 Comments
Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE  – As Sprint Cup interlopers continue to raid NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series, scooping up prize money and sponsorships, the question arises:
Can the series survive?
“I don’t see the doom and gloom at this juncture, but our antenna is up,” says team owner Gary Baker. “Right now we’re seeing full fields [...]

Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to [...]