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Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 9:55 | Comments Off
Nationwiders Tell Stars To Bring It On

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – A pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series rookies aren’t awed or intimidated by taking on two Sprint Cup stars in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
The daunting Cup duo is Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards who are running both series this season. They are ranked 1-2 in [...]

Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude

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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]

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
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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
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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]