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Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series [...]

Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:45 | Comments Off
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 [...]

Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked

By Larry Woody |  Senior Writer
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GLADEVILLE, Tn. – Here’s the setup:
Joey Logano, cool beyond his years (18) peeked in his rear-view mirror during the waning laps of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 and saw temperamental teammate Kyle Busch – the driver who’s most loath to lose – straining to catch up.
Jittery? Not Joey.
“I wasn’t nervous,” said Logano [...]

Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 20:26 | 5 Comments
Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE  – As Sprint Cup interlopers continue to raid NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series, scooping up prize money and sponsorships, the question arises:
Can the series survive?
“I don’t see the doom and gloom at this juncture, but our antenna is up,” says team owner Gary Baker. “Right now we’re seeing full fields [...]

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
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 [...]

Edwards Wins Pole In Nashville
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins Pole In Nashville

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Carl Edwards turned the fastest lap in qualifying at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday morning and will start the afternoon race from the pole.
Edwards circled that track in 29.155 seconds on his top lap. The pole was his first at Nashville.
Joey Logano was second fastest and will start on the outside of the front row. 
Michael McDowell was [...]

Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch takes to the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. He is one of the few Sprint Cup regulars entered in the Nationwide Series race there.
Can’t wait, Busch said this week. He is a Nashville cat and is more than willing to give up a portion of his Easter [...]

Scott Wimmer Shifts Into Survival Mode
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2009 – 8:52 | One Comment
Scott Wimmer Shifts Into Survival Mode

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fame and good fortune can be fleeting things, especially in racing. Scott Wimmer knows all about that. He’s shown flashes of brilliance behind the wheel in NASCAR’s top divisions, but he can’t seem to capitalize on them.
It’s been that way for years. In the fall of 2000, Wimmer came to [...]

Daytona Survivor Sheltra Is Driving Again
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2009 – 8:50 | One Comment
Daytona Survivor Sheltra Is Driving Again

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some comeback stories are almost too good to be true. Patrick Sheltra’s falls in to that category.
His saga begins at Daytona International Speedway back in February, where he competed in the 200-mile ARCA race.
ARCA races at Daytona can be risky ventures as relatively inexperienced drivers take on one the fastest [...]