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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, [...]

Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing

A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 11:16 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch [...]

Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]