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Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Schu Shines: His Drivers Are Dominating NHRA
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 on Mario Not Pushing Marco For Start-Up F1 Ride
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 on Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
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 on Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
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 […]

Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race
Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race

 
By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch was “bad fast” Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Nationwide Series record book took a beating because of it.
Busch won the O’Reilly 300 in dominating fashion, leading an event- record 178 of 200 laps around the 1.5-mile TMS quadoval en route to victory […]

Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a […]

Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 11:27 | One Comment
Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
She inherited her dad’s corn-silk hair, her mom’s vivaciousness, her folks’ Tennessee twang and her grandparents’ wry sense of humor.
If she also inherited her family’s racing genes, look out – Sutherlin Marlin just could become NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.