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Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona
Friday, 3 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Some old NASCAR rules and a new one will be put to the test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
This weekend’s race are the first to be run on a restrictor-plate track using the new double-file restart format. From what most drivers say, the difference between [...]

Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 13:15 | 7 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold

Larry Woody | Senior Writer

RacinToday.com
After news broke Wednesday about a federal judge lifting NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for alleged drug use, I called a lawyer buddy to ask him what it meant.
He said it means that Mayfield is probably going to be a very wealthy young man.
When the case winds its way to civil [...]

Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and [...]

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 [...]