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Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start

Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at [...]

NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 9:03 | Comments Off
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall

Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will roll into the staging lanes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this afternoon for the first round of professional [...]

Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 6:00 | One Comment
Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article

Among the enjoyable things for a reporter to do at a short track is trying to pick out the drivers with the potential to move on to bigger and better things.
Back in 2007, at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Ga., the track now known as Gresham Motorsports Park, a 16-year-old kid was in the grandstands [...]

Car Guys Set To Go To War
Wednesday, 23 Feb, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Car Guys Set To Go To War

In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden [...]

Race Day: Spoiler Alert – Here Are The Winners
Sunday, 20 Feb, 2011 – 8:59 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Spoiler Alert – Here Are The Winners

We at RacinToday.com hate to spoil today’s race and the rest of the season for readers, but we’re going to have to. Sorry.
As a season-opening, special edition of Race Day, the staff is offering its picks for the winner of today’s Daytona 500 and for the 2011 Sprint Cup championship.
We’ve hedged just a bit by [...]

Stewart Dances Way To Nationwide Victory At Daytona
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 15:59 | One Comment
Stewart Dances Way To Nationwide Victory At Daytona

Tony Stewart won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon and, of course, it was as a result of another round of Noah’s Ark racing.
Stewart edged Clint Bowyer by inches to get the victory in the Drive4COPD 300.
Landon Cassill, who pushed Stewart from 11th place to the victory over the final laps, [...]

Minter: Ah, The Smell Of Bondo In A NASCAR Garage
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 8:30 | One Comment
Minter: Ah, The Smell Of Bondo In A NASCAR Garage

Daytona Beach, Fla. – A few random observations from a Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
First, it was refreshing to walk through the garage and get a whiff of fresh Bondo being applied to a race car. Donnie Wingo and the crew of Trevor Bayne’s No. 21 Ford were in the far end of the second [...]

Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes
Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2011 – 15:37 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 16th: Pole-sitter Earnhardt Jr. crashes in practice; New plates mandated; Bill Elliott’s son signs with Hendrick.
A big wreck occurred involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. during Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Both cars were damaged beyond repair. Earnhardt’s car was the one which qualified for the [...]

Woody: New System Has Good Points And Glitches
Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2011 – 14:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: New System Has Good Points And Glitches

NASCAR’s new championship system is set to launch, and since every other life form in the known Solar System has waded in on it, here’s my take:
It’s essentially the same as the old system(s). Drivers are awarded a certain number of points based on their order of finish. That means that the driver who consistently [...]

Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages
Saturday, 12 Feb, 2011 – 14:48 | One Comment
Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages

Let’s see what’s in the old Saturday Memo today:
NASCAR has set itself up for an environmental disaster of major proportions this coming season. It is a disaster the effects of which, I predict, will range from nightmares to temporary blindness.
It is the off-season decree by series officials that fans, and especially media, will be allowed [...]