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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 [...]

Woody: Deck The Hall With A Lot More Names
Tuesday, 15 Sep, 2009 – 6:30 | 3 Comments
Woody: Deck The Hall With A Lot More Names

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s not too late. NASCAR still has time to change its mind and increase the number of inductees in the inaugural class when its new Hall of Fame opens next spring.
If it can change the racing rules in mid-season it can certainly change the number of Hall of Fame inductees.
But so [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Old Not In Way In The Chase
Monday, 14 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Old Not In Way In The Chase

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super Bowl winner with the Redskins. It was the affable but intense George Allen who coined the [...]

Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | One Comment
Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Many eyes in the grandstands at Richmond International Raceway for tonight’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will be on the rumble for the final Chase berths. But in the cockpits and pits, eyes will be on what could turn out to be a fairly important prize.
Yes, the really cool guitar [...]

Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway,
The veteran toured the .75-mile D-shaped oval at 126.808 miles per hour to edge Martin Truex Jr. for his sixth pole of the [...]

Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a [...]

Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers is making a habit this season of proving wrong the conventional racing wisdom.
First he got in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, during the season-opening Daytona 500, but wound up getting broad support from fans across the board, including a good many members [...]