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Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
Thursday, 13 May, 2010 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin feels like he’s finally making up for lost time.
The rising NASCAR Sprint Cup star grabbed three of his four 2009 wins in the last 11 races and spent the winter months listening to people say he was the favorite to end Jimmie Johnson’s record string of four straight […]

Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
Thursday, 13 May, 2010 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a five-part RacinToday series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
If the initial stock car racing epidemic had a specific carrier in the 1930s, it was the prototypical promoter. This was the type who usually wore a suit jacket and a fedora […]

Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?

As soon as it happened I thought to myself: this could be a seminal moment in Jimmie Johnson’s amazing four-year run.
Johnson was cruising around Darlington Raceway last Saturday night, minding his own business and staying out of trouble – as he usually does – when suddenly A. J. Allmendinger lost control, zinged up the track, […]

Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads
Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a five-part series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
The late Tim Flock, a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driving champion from Atlanta and a former whiskey tripper, always said stock car racing was born in nearby Dawsonville. “Some bootleggers got together […]

Woody: Knee Jerk Reaction To Injury
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Woody: Knee Jerk Reaction To Injury
Woody: Knee Jerk Reaction To Injury

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Any time now I expect a flood of aspiring young racers to rush into operating rooms demanding knee surgery.
Just like kids used to (and maybe still do) wear those obscenely-priced shoes endorsed by Michael Jordon to try to Be Like Mike, I figure young racing wannabes will want to Drive […]

Origins, Part 2 – LA Runs First Big Stock Car Race
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 2 – LA Runs First Big Stock Car Race
Origins, Part 2 – LA Runs First Big Stock Car Race

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a RacinToday five-part series on the earliest days of stock car racing in America and how the sport first evolved into a national phenomenon.)
Prior to the first outbreak of stock car racing in the 1930’s, America’s driving heroes raced open-wheeled cars built […]

Origins, Part 1 – Petty’s 1st Race Was Family Affair
Monday, 10 May, 2010 – 9:26 | 2 Comments
Origins, Part 1 – Petty’s 1st Race Was Family Affair

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: In recognition of the opening of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, this is the first story in a five-part series by RacinToday Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram. The series examines the evolution of stock car racing in all regions of the country as well as the […]

Minter: Of Gods And Goddesses
Monday, 10 May, 2010 – 6:40 | One Comment
Minter: Of Gods And Goddesses

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some random thoughts from a cool Mother’s Day morning in Georgia:
It’s been more than two months since the Brad Keselowski-Carl Edwards incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Edwards retaliated against Keselowski and sent the red Dodge flying into the catchfence, supposedly to teach him a lesson he and other […]

Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 22:46 | Comments Off on Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington
Hamlin Dusts Field, Cleans Up At Darlington

RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin restarted the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday night with the lead with 20 laps to go and had no problem holding off the field to get the victory.
Hamlin’s victory gave him a weekend sweep as he won the Nationwide Series race on Friday night. The sweep was just […]

Race Day: Moms Welcome
Saturday, 8 May, 2010 – 8:54 | One Comment
Race Day: Moms Welcome

For auto racing families, nothing says “I love you, mom” quite like ear-busting noise and 98 octane gasoline. So, this weekend – Mother’s Day weekend – at Darlington, the moms of several drivers will be at the track.
Here is what a select group of drivers had to say about having their mothers at Darlington for […]