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Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fontana, Calif. – Former Indy 500 champion and Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya believes it would be a mistake for Danica Patrick to run a partial stock car schedule next season while competing for the 2010 Indy Car Series championship.
“I wouldn’t be driving both cars, to be honest,” said [...]

Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 6 Comments
Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR Chairman Brian France scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a shift to more consistent starting times.
I wasn’t sure if the 3 p.m. start was Central, Eastern or Mountain Time, or if 3 p.m. was when the “pre-press conference” began or if it was when the starting [...]

Logano Again Beats Busch Late
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Logano Again Beats Busch Late

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It seemed certain throughout that a Joe Gibbs Racing car was going to end up in Victory Lane after the Kansas Lottery 300.
Yet, the car that went to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway wasn’t the one that dominated the race.
Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch on lap [...]

Kligerman Wins Pole First Time Out
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 12:00 | One Comment
Kligerman Wins Pole First Time Out

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Parker Kligerman grabbed the pole for his first-ever Nationwide race at Kansas Speedway, just two days after winning the ARCA race at Kansas.
Kligerman ran a lap of 172.778 mph, bumping series points leader Kyle Busch off of the top spot.
Heck, he even took NASCAR by surprise [...]

Martin On Pole At Kansas
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At Kansas

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – As Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was at the podium for his post qualifying press conference, Mark Martin sat relaxed in a chair with his legs propped up.
Then, Earnhardt started speaking about Martin.
“There’s something unique in his personality that has maintained his youthfulness as far as his exuberance [...]

Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the [...]

Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]

Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up
Tuesday, 29 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’m not sure who’s in charge of accounting at NASCAR, but they might want to change the batteries in their calculator. I’m not sure it’s calculating.
NASCAR, which at the end of last season curtailed (but not entirely eliminated) testing as a cost-cutting measure, has announced that it will be permitted next [...]

Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 15:00 | 10 Comments
Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With the growing “cooperation” between racing teammates, you knew it was bound to happen:
A driver deliberately crashed in order to bring out a caution that helped his teammate win.
It happened in Formula One. Could it happen in NASCAR?
We know there’s a definite trend toward teammates helping teammates. That’s troubling, and if [...]

Hight To Face One Swede Ride In Super Stockholm Elimination
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 19:27 | One Comment
Hight To Face One Swede Ride In Super Stockholm Elimination

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ennis, Texas – Robert Hight’s quest for his first NHRA Funny Car championship goes global on Sunday.
Hight emerged from four rounds of professional qualifying at Texas Motorplex Saturday afternoon on-pole for the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals. Hight’s first-round opponent will be No. 16 qualifier Leif [...]