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Braun Heads To Cup Series
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Braun Heads To Cup Series

RacinToday.com
Braun Racing has announced that it will run a limited Sprint Cup Series program in 2010.
Dollar General, which sponsors the team’s No. 32 entry in the Nationwide Series, will serve as primary sponsor for five races, including Daytona International Speedway (February), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March), Chicagoland Speedway (July), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July) and Charlotte Motor [...]

Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 8:59 | One Comment
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute

Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he [...]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 8:15 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock

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: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will [...]

Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans

Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away [...]

Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 7:49 | One Comment
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale [...]

Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2010 – 15:58 | 3 Comments
Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta

Hampton, Ga. – There have been times in the past where top-rung Sprint Cup drivers openly admitted they hated testing. But with testing strictly limited nowadays, those sentiments seem to have softened.
The four drivers testing Goodyear tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed happy to be back in the ol’ firesuits and turning [...]

Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2010 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, [...]

No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 15:36 | Comments Off
No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s

Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and [...]

Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 7:57 | 16 Comments
Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The record cold spell that hit Nashville last week was interrupted by a blast of hot air from Kyle Petty.
Petty, a driver-turned-TV commentator, was among the lineup of luminaries at the annual Sound & Speed Fan Festival, and he stole the headlines with a swipe at Danica Patrick.
Kyle [...]