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Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 11:16 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch [...]

Memo: Cold Shoulder For Danica?
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 14:12 | 2 Comments
Memo: Cold Shoulder For Danica?

Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
James Brown sang that this is a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothin, nothin, wahaaaa!, without a woman or a girl. When it comes to the NASCAR garages, you might run into the opinion that Brown was only half right.
The first half.
One of the interesting things about [...]

Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 7:51 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick, who has yet to make a lap in a stock car, has generated a bigger media blitz and fan buzz than Jimmie Johnson did with his record-busting fourth-straight NASCAR championship.
And if you think Danica-mania has created a stir thus far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Just wait ’til this Tigress [...]

Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup

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Roush Fenway Racing announced its 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Kelley will remain with Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Copart/Fastenal team as Edwards seeks his second Nationwide Series championship in four years.
Kelley was moved to the No. 60 team for the final three races of 2009 and racked up one win, [...]

Danica Patrick To Drive In Nationwide Series
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 13:20 | 2 Comments
Danica Patrick To Drive In Nationwide Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick announced Tuesday that she will drive a partial Nationwide Series schedule next year and it will be in a car owned and operated by JR Motorsports, the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick.
Patrick’s first stock-car race is scheduled to be at Daytona International Speedway in [...]

Patrick To Host Presser
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Patrick To Host Presser

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Danica Patrick is scheduled to hold a news conference in Phoenix at noon Eastern time on Tuesday. It is expected that she will announce her stock-car racing plans for 2010 during the event.
Sources are reporting that the plans include driving a partial schedule for the Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick [...]

Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 8:14 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball

Pensacola, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch was the first driver to cross the finish line in Sunday’s 42nd annual Snowball Derby.
But Super Late Model racing was the big winner over the weekend.
At the close of a year ,when race teams have been forced to search for sponsorship in the worst economy since the Great [...]

Long To Start Snowball From Pole
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 17:11 | 3 Comments
Long To Start Snowball From Pole

Pensacola, Fla. – Johanna Long was fastest in qualifying for the annual Snowball Derby here and will start on the pole in Sunday’s race.
The Derby is one of the top events for Super Late Models and attracts some of the top drivers in the country. It his held at Five Flags Speedway.
In earning the pole, [...]

Wallace’s Career Began To Snowball At Derby
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Wallace’s Career Began To Snowball At Derby

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pensacola, Fla. – Steven Wallace doesn’t yet own the hardware that comes with a NASCAR championship.
But he does have the upper-hand on his father, 1989 Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace, when it comes to Snowball Derby titles.
Steven Wallace scored his victory in the famous 300-lap Super Late Model race at Five Flags [...]

Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 13:55 | One Comment
Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile asphalt track located in Ridgetop, Tenn., 20 miles north of Nashville, and said the purchase is partly from the heart and partly from the head.
“It’s a little bit sentimental in addition to being a business move,” he said of his [...]