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Tour Notes: CMS Downsizes
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 19:13 | One Comment
Tour Notes: CMS Downsizes

Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

Concord, N.C. – Charlotte Motor Speedway has joined the ranks of NASCAR race tracks decreasing its seating capacity.
Speedway president [...]

Harris: COT Change Has Teams Excited, Concerned
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 18:49 | 2 Comments
Harris: COT Change Has Teams Excited, Concerned

Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – NASCAR has often been accused of being too slow to react [...]

Woody: Just Let ‘Em Race
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Woody: Just Let ‘Em Race

No passing.
No bumping.
No rough racing.
No action.
No fans.
That’s the downhill direction NASCAR has been headed in recent years, especially on the asphalt monster called Talladega. First they painted a yellow line on the track and said nobody could pass there. Next they outlawed bump-drafting in certain areas of the track – the drivers weren’t exactly sure [...]

Ingram: Will The Racing Get Better?
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 7:34 | 6 Comments
Ingram: Will The Racing Get Better?

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
At one of the toughest times for motor racing series around the world, it bears asking why some series have continued to sustain their dominant status and others have continued to merely muddle along or in some cases have disappeared.
Exhibit A is NASCAR, where there’s enough [...]

Harris: Tour Tests Truth, Patience
Sunday, 17 Jan, 2010 – 13:57 | One Comment
Harris: Tour Tests Truth, Patience

Every year about this time, I start to get antsy.
I haven’t been to a race since November and I haven’t seen most of my racing friends and colleages since the Sprint Cup awards dinner in early December.
Worse, since most offseason testing has been banned since 2009, the hot stove league that kept the winter days warm [...]

Thunder Notes: Harvick Won’t Commit To Future
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 21:33 | One Comment
Thunder Notes: Harvick Won’t Commit To Future

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick, whose driving contract with Richard Childress Racing ends at the conclusion of the 2010 season, shed absolutely no light on his future plans during the media portion of his appearance at Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m not getting in the middle of it,” [...]

Peers Say It’s Junior Time
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 15:00 | 6 Comments
Peers Say It’s Junior Time

Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR’s “Junior Nation” can take heart in some of the comments coming out of the Preseason Thunder media sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
The general thinking among Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fellow drivers is that his sagging fortunes are headed for a turn-around.
Earnhardt finished 25th in points last year with two top-five and [...]

Palin Books Daytona Date
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 14:32 | 7 Comments
Palin Books Daytona Date

By Rick Minter
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig saiid Saturday that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has requested credentials for the Daytona 500.
Braig said he ran the request by the France family, which controls the speedway and NASCAR, and got the go-ahead to host Palin, who will be in Daytona [...]

Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 12:41 | One Comment
Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Midway through the first flush of the fan and media appearances that signal the start of another Sprint Cup season, there seems to be one small group that isn’t quite ready to concede a fifth straight championship to Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team.
That group [...]

Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 8:14 | One Comment
Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Sprint Cup racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009 produced two significant talking points:
Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 in April, ending a maddening streak that had seen the four-time series champion go 0-for-16 (with two last-place finishes) dating to the track’s debut in 1997. And an early-race crash involving points-leader [...]