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Hood: Living Rooms Are Full Of Potential Snitches
Sunday, 16 Jan, 2011 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Hood: Living Rooms Are Full Of Potential Snitches

A professional golfer is disqualified from a tournament after a TV viewer notices a rules violation and tips off the PGA.
Could a similar scenario play out during a NASCAR event?
Camilo Villegas received a jolt on his 29th birthday a week ago in Hawaii after learning he had been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. He was told that someone watching [...]

Rex White Gets “Another Win”
Thursday, 13 Jan, 2011 – 17:04 | 6 Comments
Rex White Gets “Another Win”

Birmingham, Ala. – Rex White, NASCAR’s oldest living champion of the series now known as Sprint Cup, wasn’t about to let Atlanta’s treacherous, icy roads stop him from making his noontime appointment in Birmingham.
The 80-year-old driver skillfully steered his Mercury across icy patches and through nearly frozen slush and arrived at a Birmingham hotel in [...]

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most [...]

Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves

In Racin’ news on Thursday:
Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, it was announced Thursday.  Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team which is in the process of switching from Funny Car to Top Fuel.
Husen’s promotion to crew chief on Worsham’s team [...]

To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year
Saturday, 1 Jan, 2011 – 11:48 | 3 Comments
To All: A Big Thank You And A Happy New Year

If you are reading this, then my big hope for 2011 has been realized. And I sincerely thank you.
RacinToday.com is heading into its third year of publication. I guess the cliched thing to say about that is something like, “Gee, we really didn’t think we would make it through one year.”
But we kind of did. [...]

Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season
Friday, 31 Dec, 2010 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Memorable Scenes From The 2010 Season

It amazes me how many sports fans and media have what seem to be super human powers of recollection. They remember in astonishing detail what happened to which driver in races that occurred decades ago.
They’ll sit around bottle-strewn tables at restaurants and bistros, or huddle in small groups in infield press centers and debate the [...]

Harris: The Lessons Got Harder For Danica in 2010
Thursday, 23 Dec, 2010 – 9:53 | 3 Comments
Harris: The Lessons Got Harder For Danica in 2010

A little of the gloss is off the rose known as Danica Patrick after a difficult and disappointing season.
Not only did the IndyCar glamour girl slip from fifth to 10th in the open-wheel points – her worst finish since finishing 12th as a rookie in 2005 – but Patrick’s first foray into stock car racing [...]

Minter: Clark’s Voice Makes You Feel At Home
Wednesday, 22 Dec, 2010 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Minter: Clark’s Voice Makes You Feel At Home

Looking back on this and other seasons of races past, the things that really stand out are the sights and sounds of the racing atmosphere. And one of the things that makes a race track experience enjoyable, as much as anything, is a good track announcer.
No matter how the races are going down on the [...]

Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon
Tuesday, 21 Dec, 2010 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon

Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has signed with de Ferran Dragon Racing for the 2011 season, giving the third-year team a high-profile driver to rival its president.
Kanaan, the 2004 series champion, will drive the No. 2 Dallara/Honda wheeled by fellow-Brazilian Rafael Matos in 2009-10, with a sponsorship package to be announced in 2011.
“This [...]

Run-Busting Dixon Hoping To Double Up in 2011
Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2010 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Run-Busting Dixon Hoping To Double Up in 2011

Driving without a wing man, Larry Dixon put the brakes on Tony Schumacher’s incredible six-year run as NHRA Top Fuel world champion last month.
That’s not to suggest Dixon single-handedly took down the three-team juggernaut fielded by Don Schumacher Racing. In addition to his own bad self, Dixon’s drive to a third title was orchestrated by [...]