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Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown
Saturday, 29 Jan, 2011 – 9:14 | Comments Off
Partridge Wins, Pastrana Qualifies At Showdown

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Ryan Partridge won the biggest race of his young career, earning the win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race Friday at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, Calif.
The 22-year-old Partridge, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., started fifth on the 25-car grid and held off runner-up Alex Haase of Las Vegas, Nev., [...]

Historic Nashville Track Gets Stay of Execution
Wednesday, 19 Jan, 2011 – 16:31 | One Comment
Historic Nashville Track Gets Stay of Execution

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, a 53-year-old track where many of NASCAR’s giants competed over the decades, has avoided the wrecking ball – at least temporarily.
Metro Council on Tuesday voted to hold off on demolishing the track as part of a “redevelopment” of the 114-acre city-owned property.
The vote was a major setback [...]

Kevin Swindell Wins Silver Edition Of Chili Bowl
Sunday, 16 Jan, 2011 – 9:36 | Comments Off
Kevin Swindell Wins Silver Edition Of Chili Bowl

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Kevin Swindell became the first driver in 25 years to win consecutive Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals  main events on Saturday night.
To get the victory and special Silver Driller 25th Anniversary trophy, Swindell had to hold off his more-famous father, Sammy Swindell – a five time winner of the event, which is held in Tulsa, [...]

Outlaws To Sanction Knoxville Nationals
Friday, 7 Jan, 2011 – 20:42 | One Comment

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World Racing Group and Knoxville Raceway announced Friday that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will sanction the 51st Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Aug. 10-13, 2011, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is expanding its early summer weekend at Knoxville to add a complete show on [...]

Woody: Will Junior Johnson’s Son Also Rise?
Friday, 7 Jan, 2011 – 8:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: Will Junior Johnson’s Son Also Rise?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Junior Johnson is generally credited with the classic quip: “Know how to make $1 million in racing? Start with $2 million.”
A lot of folks who stumbled into the sport with illusions of grandeur over the years would have been wise to have heeded Junior’s advice. More men have gone bust trying [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Woody: Track Debate Has Nashville In An Uproar
Saturday, 18 Dec, 2010 – 8:47 | 8 Comments
Woody: Track Debate Has Nashville In An Uproar

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Ongoing efforts to shut down 53-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway as part of a “redevelopment” of the city-owned property has created a major uproar in Nashville, dividing citizens and politicians in one of the most heated issues in the city’s history.
Some believe the battle is not just about the future of racing [...]

Tammy Jo Kirk Was A Racer, Not A Trendsetter
Sunday, 12 Dec, 2010 – 8:31 | One Comment
Tammy Jo Kirk Was A Racer, Not A Trendsetter

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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It was another day at the office for Tammy Jo Kirk at her motorcycle shop in Dalton, Ga. earlier this week when word arrived that 18-year-old Johanna Long had won last Sunday’s Snowball Derby Super Late Model race in Pensacola, Fla.
It was welcome news to the 48-year-old Kirk, the 1994 winner of the Derby. But [...]

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, [...]