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Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 9:13 | One Comment
Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Recuperating from knee surgery, Denny Hamlin says he won NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500 Monday afternoon operating at maybe 60 percent. By design, the same figure also may apply to the current state of his Sprint Cup team at Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I told everyone on Media Day […]

Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 6:37 | 12 Comments
Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As blasphemous as it seems to even type the words into a computer, it’s beginning to look like 500- or 600-mile NASCAR races are way too long, based on the latest rules and trends.
In my earliest days of attending races, 500 milers were marathons. The World 600 at Charlotte Motor […]

Sturbin: Blades Appeared To Cut It At Texas
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 20:15 | One Comment
Sturbin: Blades Appeared To Cut It At Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Did the blade merit a passing grade at Texas Motor Speedway?
That largely depended on how many panels of your Sprint Cup car were wadded-up during the running of the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500. Monday’s 334-lap race on TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quadoval widely was considered the first […]

Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas
Hobbled Hamlin Wins Texas

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Denny Hamlin took the lead away from Jeff Burton on a restart with 12 laps to go, held off a challenge from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 11 laps to go and then held off Jimmie Johnson to win the rain-delayed Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Hamlin, who had knee surgery following […]

Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition
Ingram: ‘Big Bill’ Beat Big Competition

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I always thought Bill France Sr. would make a good subject for a one-man show, the kind where an actor portrays the life of a character without much help from anything other than an extraordinary life story to tell.
Just over 100 years after his birth, […]

Rain Sets Up A Texas Two-For
Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 – 18:40 | One Comment
Rain Sets Up A Texas Two-For

Fort Worth, Texas – Rain relegated NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series teams to their haulers Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where Bill Elliott spent time un-stocking the Wood Brothers’ pantry.
“The truck normally doesn’t have enough food on it if it rains,” Elliott deadpanned. “That’s the first thing that goes. You can go on […]

Flag to Flag: Texas
Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 – 9:24 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Texas
Flag to Flag: Texas

Watching the rain delayed Samsung Mobile 500? Or stuck at work, wishing someone would tell you about the action?
Nick Bromberg is your man.
Follow along here with a live chat as he covers the action Flag to Flag from Texas Motor Speedway

Race Day: GWC Blues
Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Race Day: GWC Blues
Race Day: GWC Blues

Editor’s Note: Persistent rain and a gloomy Sunday evening forecast caused NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races that were scheduled Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race was rescheduled for noon (EDT) Monday, and the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide event will follow at about 5 p.m. […]

Will Blades Cut It? Rain Gets In Way Of Note Taking
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Will Blades Cut It? Rain Gets In Way Of Note Taking
Will Blades Cut It? Rain Gets In Way Of Note Taking

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – A steady rain washed-out two scheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, leaving the majority of the soggy garage area occupants with incomplete notebooks for the Samsung Mobile 500.
Not so for Juan Pablo Montoya and crew chief Brian Pattie.
“I was well-prepared,” said […]

Cup Notes: Parking Problems
Friday, 16 Apr, 2010 – 17:58 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Parking Problems

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Tony Stewart’s qualifying effort gives the two-time champion’s team a rare opportunity to set up shop in the coveted pit box one near the exit of pit road.
“I’ll probably miss it because I don’t normally remember where pit box one is,” Stewart joked. “We got it last […]