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Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. [...]

Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 16:15 | 4 Comments
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]

Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]

Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
You hate to see a nice guy like David Reutimann, who has worked as long and hard to win a Cup race as he has, apologize when he finally gets one.
But that’s the kind of NASCAR season it’s been.
Reutimann won Monday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened, watered-down Coca-Cola 600 by staying out when [...]

Danica Is At Her Best When At Indianapolis
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Danica Is At Her Best When At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Her fourth-place finish as a rookie in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 officially launched Danicamania, and the cynical debate over whether Danica Patrick is more sizzle than steak.
It was with a sense of professional accomplishment then, that Patrick’s third-place finish in Sunday’s 93rd Indianapolis 500 was viewed as just [...]

Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – From team owners to team gophers, the employees of Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing wake up every morning intent on beating the corporate snot out of their IndyCar Series rivals.
Race day takes it to another level.  Penske mainstays Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe know at some [...]

Stewart’s Ownership Ability Is Rooted In Dirt
Friday, 22 May, 2009 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Ownership Ability Is Rooted In Dirt

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Two guys who know all about Tony Stewart the car owner say they’re not surprised at his early success as a driver/owner in the Sprint Cup Series
Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser, who wheel Stewart-owned sprint cars on the World of Outlaws circuit, joined Stewart for his media [...]

Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for [...]

Andretti, Hunter-Reay Sneak In At Indy
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Andretti, Hunter-Reay Sneak In At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an either/or situation. It either brings out the best in a driver, or brings a driver to his/her knees.
“I’ve always looked at these guys on the bubble on Bump Day and absolutely felt for them,” John Andretti said Sunday afternoon at IMS, after [...]

Mayfield Says No Illegal Drugs Involved
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 23:00 | One Comment
Mayfield Says No Illegal Drugs Involved

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Concord, N.C. – The Jeremy Mayfield suspension case heated up at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Saturday as the driver and NASCAR pointed fingers back and forth at each other.
Mayfield, speaking out publicly for the first time since being suspended for violating the banned substances policy of NASCAR, says he did not take illegal drugs and [...]