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Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice [...]

Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2010 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model [...]

Minter: Short Tracks Remain Racing’s Backbone
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Minter: Short Tracks Remain Racing’s Backbone

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some weekend observations:
When it comes to government, the most important things tend to happen on the local level. The actions by the local councils, commissions and school boards often impact people’s lives far more than anything the folks in Washington might do.
A good argument can be made that the same [...]

Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable
Sunday, 13 Dec, 2009 – 10:42 | 5 Comments
Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable

I doubt that any individual in the history of NASCAR has exerted a more positive influence on the sport than Jim Hunter.
During his decades in racing, from running Darlington Raceway to his current role as a NASCAR executive, Hunter was always a friend of the media.
As a former Atlanta sports writer he was able to [...]

Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing

A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]

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 [...]

Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 7:50 | One Comment
Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pensacola, Fla. – There was plenty of NASCAR star power in the pit area on Friday at Five Flags Speedway as preparations continued for this weekend’s Snowball Derby, one of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races.
NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, James Buescher, Cale Gale, Steven Wallace, Brian Scott, Ryan Sieg, Shane Sieg, Brian [...]