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Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
Saturday, 2 Jan, 2010 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the New Year I promise:
* Never again to say Jimmie Johnson can’t win another championship – as I’ve done the past three years.
* Not to grind my teeth so much every time a driver says “awesome.”
* To stop bashing Kyle Busch – until he bashes another guitar.
* To stop saying [...]

The Woods of Virginia – Part 4: Super Speedy
Friday, 1 Jan, 2010 – 14:23 | 2 Comments
The Woods of Virginia – Part 4: Super Speedy

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, [...]

Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember
Friday, 1 Jan, 2010 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember

(Editor’s note: Nick Bromberg is RacinToday’s race-day blogger. He fixated on more laps last season than anybody should. Here are his picks for the  five best Sprint Cup races of 2009.)
Over the last few seasons, the summer slate of races has been virtually unchanged with the exception of a few moving of race dates.
And usually [...]

Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup
Thursday, 31 Dec, 2009 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup

Well it’s New Year’s Eve. Another year about to end. Time to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” a familiar tune but one that’s sad in a way even as it’s sung at what is otherwise a festive welcome to a new year.
A little research on the Net shows that the old Scottish lyrics talk about raising [...]

Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate
Thursday, 31 Dec, 2009 – 9:53 | 9 Comments
Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With just a couple hours left until the first decade of the 21st Century comes to an end, I thought it might be a good time to think about its defining moment in terms of NASCAR. I keep coming back to the final turn of the final lap of the [...]

Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ‘09
Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2009 – 8:33 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ‘09

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For those of us still fortunate enough to be involved in this profession, the 2009 motorsports season was not all about Jimmie and Junior and Danica.
For this writer, 2009 was about transitioning from a 35-year career in the daily newspaper industry into the 24/7 world of cyberspace. Away from the [...]

Woody: Sadler Leaves Big ‘Family’
Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2009 – 15:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Sadler Leaves Big ‘Family’

When Earl Sadler was considering starting a racing team, he sought advice from legendary owner/driver Junior Johnson. Johnson advised Sadler to run a race team like a business – control costs and make careful, calculated decisions.
Sadler thanked Johnson, went out, and threw the advice to the winds. He raced from the heart. He delighted in [...]

Minter: Trips To Tracks Produce Loads Of Winners
Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Minter: Trips To Tracks Produce Loads Of Winners

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When my RacinToday boss man Jim Pedley wrote recently about Road America and smelly feet, he accomplished what all columnists set out to do in the beginning – he got people to thinking. At least that’s the effect it had on me.
As I read about Pedley and his pals piling [...]

Woody: Jimmie Wins Award, Debate
Monday, 28 Dec, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Woody: Jimmie Wins Award, Debate

The argument began about the time the caveman invented the wheel and he and a buddy loaded up their coolers and took it for a spin:
Are race drivers athletes?
There was a time when much of the media ignored auto racing because subjective sports editors didn’t think it belonged in the sports section. Even during NASCAR’s [...]

Time Machine: The Yates Head Bows Out – Finally
Monday, 28 Dec, 2009 – 6:30 | One Comment
Time Machine: The Yates Head Bows Out – Finally

(Editor’s note: Time Machine is a semi-regular feature from RacinToday which looks back at important moments in auto racing history.)
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Speed Weeks begin in Daytona Beach next February, it will mark the beginning of the first full season for the Ford FR9 engine. It will also mark the end of the Robert [...]