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Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test
Wednesday, 8 Dec, 2010 – 16:48 | One Comment
Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test

The repaving is finished at Daytona International Speedway and the testing of the new surface is about to begin.
DIS officials said Tuesday that at least 18 NASCAR drivers will be on the track for next week’s (Wednesday and Thursday) test session.
The test is officially being call a tire test and it is being conducted by [...]

Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written
Tuesday, 7 Dec, 2010 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written

Every day thousands of planes land safely at airports around the country and we never hear a word about it. There are no glaring newspaper headlines, no program-interrupting news flashes on radio and TV:
“BULLETIN: A jetliner in-bound from Los Angeles carrying 266 passengers has just set down at O’Hare Airport without the slightest hitch. After [...]

Johanna Long Wins Snowball Derby
Monday, 6 Dec, 2010 – 8:34 | One Comment
Johanna Long Wins Snowball Derby

Johanna Long won Sunday’s 43rd annual Snowball Derby in Florida, becoming just the second female to win the prestigious short-track event.
Long, 18, is the youngest driver to win the event, which attracts top drivers from across the nation to the paved, half-mile Five Flags Speedway near Pensacola.
Last year, Kyle Busch won the race. This year, [...]

Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis
Sunday, 5 Dec, 2010 – 9:49 | One Comment
Q and A: Hornish Invited Back To Indianapolis

All Sam Hornish Jr. needs to return to the Indianapolis 500 next May is “raise his hand,” according to a top Team Penske official.
Tim Cindric, president of Penske Performance, confimed during a national teleconference that a one-off ride for Hornish in the landmark 100th edition of the Indy 500 remains an option for the winner [...]

IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
Friday, 3 Dec, 2010 – 8:15 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested

Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 [...]

Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting
Sunday, 28 Nov, 2010 – 18:06 | 12 Comments
Sturbin: Three For The Show In DOTY Voting

Voting for 2010 Driver of the Year will be tabulated this week, and Jimmie Johnson clearly is dealing from a position of strength.
That was evident during his season-ending teleconference on Tuesday, two days after Johnson had clinched his record-setting fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Johnson is a three-time winner of [...]

Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie
Saturday, 27 Nov, 2010 – 10:14 | 8 Comments
Armijo: Here Is One Vote For John, Not Jimmie

Yes, we know. Jimmie Johnson continues to perform in crunch time just as smoothly as an ex-NBA superstar with the initials MJ used to do for umpteen years for the Chicago Bulls.
All of sport’s greats are like that. Somehow, some way, they always seem to know how to come through when it counts most. Remember [...]

‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals
Friday, 26 Nov, 2010 – 8:35 | One Comment
‘Black Friday’ Offers Fender-Buster Deals

Traditionally, the days surrounding the Thanksgiving celebration – “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – are the busiest of the holiday shopping season.
Some of the country’s leading motorsports facilities are joining in the rush with discounts for 2011 events, including deals specifically geared toward Friday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Nov. 29. For the fan who has [...]

Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order
Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2010 – 18:34 | 4 Comments
Hendrick Motorsports Shakes Up The Order

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announced Tuesday that his four-car team is instituting a multi-team swap of crew chiefs.
The reason, Hendrick said in a statement, is a general lack of satisfaction with performance.
Steve Letarte, who has been crew chief for Jeff Gordon for the last five seasons, will move over to the team of [...]

Woody: Chase Racers Strain Pacemakers
Friday, 19 Nov, 2010 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Woody: Chase Racers Strain Pacemakers

If this season’s Chase for the Championship hasn’t got you excited, you might want to check your pulse.
You might be clinically dead.
I don’t see how anyone who doesn’t have a tag on their toe won’t be perched on the edge of their La-Z-Boy Sunday afternoon when they roll off the line at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR wanted [...]