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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 [...]

The Woods of Virginia – Part 3: Glen Grabs The Wheel
Sunday, 27 Dec, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
The Woods of Virginia – Part 3: Glen Grabs The Wheel

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, one of the second-generation members [...]

Hood: These Holiday Wishes Smell Like Gasoline
Friday, 25 Dec, 2009 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Hood: These Holiday Wishes Smell Like Gasoline

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
My two children put together their Christmas wish lists a few weeks ago. Not surprisingly, they are very interested in expensive, high-tech gadgets.
My holiday wishes are a bit more complicated for the fellow from the North Pole to deliver. These items can’t be acquired at a local retail store. And they’re all NASCAR-related.
A NASCAR Christmas wish list?
My wife says I’ve lost my mind [...]

Woody: Asterisks For Jimmie? That’s Asinine
Thursday, 24 Dec, 2009 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Woody: Asterisks For Jimmie? That’s Asinine

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The only thing more predictable than Jimmie Johnson’s championship stretch run was the afterburner whine of a certain segment of fans who continue to chastise the Chase.
Some even suggest putting an asterisk beside each of Johnson’s four titles, as well as the championships won by Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart under [...]

Bud Shootout Revamped
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Bud Shootout Revamped

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NASCAR announced on Wednesday a revision to the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides fans with a strong lineup of drivers highlighted by last year’s top performers and a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most-storied race track.
The 32nd annual season-opening event launches Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. [...]

Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I [...]

Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, [...]

Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Tuesday, 22 Dec, 2009 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the [...]