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Hamlin At Home Talking About Home Track
Monday, 27 Apr, 2009 – 12:56 | Comments Off
Hamlin At Home Talking About Home Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Increasingly in NASCAR these days, interviews with top drivers occur in scrums held behind the team hauler in the garage. The driver stands on the steps. Reporters push and shove their way to the front, trying to get in a question or two. Others stand around the periphery, straining to [...]

Prelude Continues to Shine
Friday, 24 Apr, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Prelude Continues to Shine

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Talladega, Ala. – By definition, a prelude is some event that comes before another, more important event.
But in the case of the annual “Prelude to the Dream” at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the opener is becoming as big an event as the “Dream” dirt Late Model race [...]

Professor Teaches A Lesson In Class
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode back and forth from her husband’s pits to the starting line on the same bicycle she had at the track [...]

Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 In all forms of motorsports today, multi-car teams have a distinct advantage. It’s true in NASCAR, as Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress and others have shown.
 But compared to the NHRA’s Don Schumacher, Hendrick and his NASCAR buddies are in a slump.
Heading into this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals [...]

Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride

Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Catching up with Mario Andretti on some racing issues, I spoke with him by cell phone after he watched grandson Marco finish 13th in the IndyCar Series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.
When I asked if there was anything new about Marco as a possible driver for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based [...]

Woody: Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing
Monday, 13 Apr, 2009 – 19:45 | 6 Comments
Woody:  Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
You know what they say when the end of a painful journey mercifully arrives: “Well, now he’s in a better place.”
That was definitely the case in the twilight days of Darrell Waltrip’s driving career. Since his racing retirement almost nine years ago, DW has been in a much better place: [...]

Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races [...]

Nemechek Takes A Costly Tumble
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 20:22 | 8 Comments
Nemechek Takes A Costly Tumble

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
GLADEVILLE, Tn. – As a driver/owner with limited sponsorship in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, Joe Nemechek has to watch every dollar that’s spent.
On Lap 216 of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 at Nashville Superspeedway, he saw about 60,000 of them go up in a big cloud of dust and smoke. [...]

Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 18:03 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race

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Joey Logano pulled away from the field on a restart with five laps to go and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Logano.
Behind Logano, to give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2 finish, was Kyle Busch.
Both Gibbs drivers led large portions [...]

Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 13:36 | One Comment
Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500

 
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NASCAR legend Richard Petty will field an entry for the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, with John Andretti driving the Window World-sponsored car in the 2009 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 24.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Petty unveiled the No. 43 Window World Dallara/Honda/Firestone for Indy 500 veteran and NASCAR regular [...]