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Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Busch Goes Pole Crazy

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Just a few hours after earning the pole for tonight’s Nationwide race, Kyle Busch won the pole Friday for the Sprint Cup Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch turned a lap of 127.077 mph, beating David Reutimann, who will start second with a lap of 126.618. However, the big story will be Jimmie Johnson […]

Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 17:55 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In

Richmond, Va. – Rick Hendrick attempted to defuse the potential feud between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson earlier this week when he spoke with his two drivers on a conference call.
Gordon was still stewing over a late-race move at Talladega on Sunday when Johnson pulled in front of him forcing the driver of […]

Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 15:09 | 2 Comments
Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Richmond, Va. – There was lots of pushing and shoving at Richmond International Raceway Friday morning.
And that was before the first Sprint Cup car hit the track.
Each week, NASCAR makes the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings and other drivers of note available to the assembled media.
These gatherings […]

Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 9:53 | 2 Comments
Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR has had lots of heroes over the years. It has also had lots of heroines – we just don’t hear as much about them. They’re silent and unseen for the most part.
Another word for racing’s heroines is “wives.”
None is more respected and admired than Lynda Petty, Richard Petty’s bride of […]

The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 7:27 | One Comment
The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds

Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test […]

Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
Wednesday, 28 Apr, 2010 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media
Woody: Frances Knew Value Of Media

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Bill France Sr. and Bill France Jr. shared more than a vision about stock car racing. Visions are a dime a dozen, or nowadays a dollar after inflation.
More practically, they shared a knack for knowing how to turn their vision into reality and a big part of that knack involved […]

Woody: ‘Anonymous Sources’ Can Spell Trouble
Tuesday, 27 Apr, 2010 – 6:32 | 4 Comments
Woody: ‘Anonymous Sources’ Can Spell Trouble

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Kevin Harvick touched on one of the most tickling questions in journalism last week when he took the media to task for using an anonymous source in a story about a reputed team rift.
The story quoted an unnamed source as saying “Kevin has burned all his bridges” at Richard Childress Racing.
Harvick […]

Minter: Still Thinking Talladega
Monday, 26 Apr, 2010 – 12:40 | Comments Off on Minter: Still Thinking Talladega
Minter: Still Thinking Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random observations from a long day at Talladega Superspeedway:
* Brad Keselowski is becoming more likable by the day. He’s a straight shooter who says what he thinks even when he’s involved in controversy, which is something a lot of other drivers don’t always do.
You always get the feeling […]

Ingram: Gordon And Johnson Are Back At It
Monday, 26 Apr, 2010 – 6:26 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Gordon And Johnson Are Back At It

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Al. – You can take away Air Talladega by subtracting the rear wings, but Err Talladega lives on.
According to Jeff Gordon, for example, Jimmie Johnson made a really big error. “He’s testing my patience,” said Gordon of his teammate and the driver of the No. […]

Minter: Revamped Rules Rule
Sunday, 25 Apr, 2010 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Minter: Revamped Rules Rule
Minter: Revamped Rules Rule

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR’s undoing of some of its newer rules seemed to be just the cure as Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway turned out to be the kind of race NASCAR fans had come to expect at the giant Alabama track.
A good bit of the push for the […]