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Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 20:00 | One Comment
Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ennis, Texas – Now that he has shelved his first NHRA “Wally,” Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey has developed a need for greed.
“Truthfully, that was my goal,” Massey said from the back of his team hauler Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex. “Going into the season as a rookie, I just [...]

Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 10:10 | One Comment
Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at [...]

Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies
Wednesday, 23 Sep, 2009 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Morning Memo today:
Brian Wolfe often wears a suit, but he is not what is often derisively referred to as “a suit”. The head of Ford’s racing operation, Wolfe has no problem with speaking directly to issues and offering his and Ford’s opinions. The [...]

Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – In auto racing, mea culpas have pretty much given way to somebodyelsea culpas. Especially when it comes to drivers. The only problems they have these days tend to be those created by others.
Then there was Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards. He of the U-shaped pointing finger. Justly [...]

Woody: Montoya Brings Passion To The Chase
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Montoya Brings Passion To The Chase

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Twelve Supermen dashed into the phone booth Sunday at New Hampshire and 11 emerged as Clark Kent.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup kicked off with a promise of passion, drama and fireworks and something seemed to be missing.
Namely, passion, drama and fireworks.
From my vantage point – the admittedly-removed seclusion of [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned?
The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael Andretti’s team in the Indy Racing League with brief forays into a NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
For all the interest generated, there’s little substantive change for Patrick [...]

Sturbin: Meet The Chase Class Of 2009
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Meet The Chase Class Of 2009

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart insists that any of the 12 drivers eligible for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is a bona fide title contender heading into New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
But better check the points ladder after the last hauler exits Loudon, N.H., on Sunday night.
“After Loudon this weekend, this thing [...]

Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]