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Hornish Wins Showdown, Logano Elected
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Hornish Wins Showdown, Logano Elected

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Sam Hornish Jr. got another victory in the month of May, even though it wasn’t anywhere near the level of his Indianapolis 500 triumph on May 28, 2006.
 Hornish bolted away from Jamie McMurray and David Stremme to win the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap dash that determined which [...]

Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
Friday, 15 May, 2009 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as [...]

Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an [...]

Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 In the movie “Field of Dreams” the baseball greats who show up to play ball in an Iowa farmer’s field aren’t exactly real. But when the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association holds its annual picnic on the old Minter family farm in Inman, Ga., the racing greats who [...]

Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 18:32 | One Comment
Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR drivers usually honor their moms at Darlington Raceway because the Southern 500 is run on the night before Mother’s Day.
For the past five years, mothers of Sprint Cup drivers have served as Grand Marshals for the Saturday night race.
Like Carl Edwards’ mom, Nancy Sterling.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to [...]

Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now [...]

Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole

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Matt Kenseth set a track record en route to winning the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday.
Kenseth turned a lap at 179.514 mph in the session.
“Whenever you run that fast it’s the car,” Kenseth said. “You can only go as fast as the car will carry you and Drew [...]

Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 7:50 | One Comment
Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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There was a time when a 500-mile race at Darlington was the real Southern 500, not a replica.
To win a 500-mile race at Darlington on a Labor Day weekend meant you had beaten that day’s competition and had measured up to all those stock car drivers who came before.
It was [...]

Johnny Davis is NASCAR’s Past – And Future?
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 – 17:02 | One Comment
Johnny Davis is NASCAR’s Past – And Future?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
David Green has become a fixture in the NASCAR series now known as Nationwide. Over 19 years, he has nine wins and was the 1994 champion. He’s driven for some of the most powerful teams in the sport, including Hendrick Motorsports.
But last year, when he was about to go a [...]

Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than [...]