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Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 14:50 | 7 Comments
Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Remember those five bonus points Jimmie Johnson gave teammate Mark Martin by letting him lead a lap at Dover back on May 31?
Remember how I said it was shameful?
Remember how I said hurt the integrity of the sport?
Remember how some readers said it was no big deal?
Well, try telling Kasey Kahne [...]

“Pappy” Powell Still Collecting Racing Hardware at 85
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 8:05 | One Comment
“Pappy” Powell Still Collecting Racing Hardware at 85

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Whitesburg, Ga. – Anyone who gets a warm feeling from watching Mark Martin win Sprint Cup races at the age of 50 ought to get a real charge out of seeing Pappy Powell race his dirt track car at the ripe old age of 85.
Roston “Pappy” Powell isn’t some old [...]

Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, [...]

Records, Dull Racing Are Hot Topics At RIR
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Records, Dull Racing Are Hot Topics At RIR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon’s next IndyCar Series victory will put him into an Indy Racing League of his own.
Dixon’s victory in the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night was the 19th of his IndyCar career, tying the New Zealander with Sam Hornish Jr. for most in series history. In [...]

Woody: I Love The King And Bud
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 7:40 | One Comment
Woody: I Love The King And Bud

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer

RacinToday.com
Some of my recent rants have drawn responses from readers who may have misunderstood my positions on certain matters:
On Richard Petty & Budweiser: I don’t care if Richard serves Victory Lane brewskies from his cowboy hat – I’ll always be a Petty fan.
I’m pro-Petty and I’m certainly not anti-Bud. Some [...]

Franchitti Putting NASCAR In Rear-View Mirror
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 19:39 | Comments Off
Franchitti Putting NASCAR In Rear-View Mirror

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With each IndyCar Series victory this season, the memories of Dario Franchitti’s Not-So-Great NASCAR Adventure continue to fade.
Franchitti scored his second IndyCar win of 2009, and second in as many starts at Iowa Speedway, Sunday afternoon with a workmanlike effort in the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Franchitti finished 5.0132 seconds [...]

Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Being a native of Colombia, Juan Pablo Montoya still has a bit of trouble with the English language. And from time to time, that can lead to translation problems and even misunderstandings.
But in talking about restarts under NASCAR’s new double-file procedure during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race on the road course [...]

Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by [...]

Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* It was a sight that few would have imagined a couple years ago: large chunks of empty grandstands at Michigan International Speedway on Sprint Cup race day. At Michigan, for gosh sakes, there in world capital of all things automobile. There, where the [...]

Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson
Sunday, 14 Jun, 2009 – 10:28 | Comments Off
Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson

By Larry Woody |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
All Johnny Benson wanted to do was race.
But even winning the NASCAR truck series championship last year couldn’t save Benson’s ride in the current crumbling economy, and last week his Red Horse Racing Team folded due to lack of sponsorship.
Undeterred, the 45-year-old Benson packed his racing suit and helmet and headed [...]