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Jimmie Johnson Earns Third DOTY Award
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2009 – 17:09 | One Comment
Jimmie Johnson Earns Third DOTY Award

By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Panelist
Jimmie Johnson made more history Wednesday when he was named Driver of The Year Award for the third time in his career.
Johnson, who won his fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship in 2009, joins Mario Andretti, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon as three-time winners of the prestigious DOTY award.
Johnson also won [...]

Woody: Drivers Should Learn From Tiger Tale
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2009 – 16:00 | 10 Comments
Woody: Drivers Should Learn From Tiger Tale

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s always amusing to hear celebrities who earn millions by being famous complain when their fame becomes bothersome and inconvenient.
Tiger Woods, caught with his paw in the cookie jar, is arguably the country’s most recognized sports figure, yet he seems to think that for some reason he’s entitled to absolute privacy [...]

Memo: Milkamania On Its Way?
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2009 – 10:18 | 12 Comments
Memo: Milkamania On Its Way?

Let’s see what’s in today’s Morning Memo:
Is it possible that Danica Patrick could be just the second-highest-finishing female driver in the 2011 Daytona 500? Yes, I do believe it is. Not probable, but definitely possible.
Word came out last week that Milka Duno has signed to drive an ARCA car for established Nationwide Series team-owner, [...]

Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment
Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 – 8:12 | 9 Comments
Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I once wrote a story in which a prominent NASCAR TV commentator was critical of his network – specifically of some racy ads that it ran during race telecasts.
I called a network executive to get his response to the criticism. Shortly afterwards the commentator called me back and pleaded: please [...]

Harris: Success Is In The Details
Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 – 7:51 | One Comment
Harris: Success Is In The Details

One big reason for the long-term success of Hendrick Motorsports is the attention that team owner Rick Hendrick pays to detail.
He’s got more than 500 people working for his elite team, and many of them are among the best at what they do. That’s how his team has matched Petty Enterprises with nine championships in [...]

Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration
Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 – 7:43 | 18 Comments
Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately, the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this. Once she starts driving NASCAR stockers, Patrick is going to surprise some naysayers.
As an IndyCar rookie, when Patrick [...]

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 [...]

Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top
Sunday, 13 Dec, 2009 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya is not often confused with the game of golf. But according to team co-owner Chip Ganassi, Montoya’s breakout season in 2009 had a lot to do with pitching and putting as well as hitting long drives.
“Juan has learned the game of golf,” said Ganassi, whose driver made [...]

Hood: The Future Of NASCAR Is Crystal Clear
Saturday, 12 Dec, 2009 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Hood: The Future Of NASCAR Is Crystal Clear

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
OK, I realize the Daytona 500 is still more than two months away. The first Christmas gift has yet to be opened and we’re still three weeks away from a Dick Clark sighting.
But let’s shake the ol’ crystal ball extra hard and see what outlandish predictions we can deliver well in advance [...]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 8:22 | Comments Off
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]