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Adam Petty’s Death Ended Greatest Dynasty
Monday, 17 May, 2010 – 9:51 | 6 Comments
Adam Petty’s Death Ended Greatest Dynasty

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the death of Adam Petty, and it’s equally hard to comprehend the changes set in motion by the death of the charismatic young driver.
It ended the greatest family dynasty in the history of sports.
Adam’s father Kyle was a popular driver. His […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch capitalized on a pit-road screw-up by Jimmie Johnson with 38 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the weekend for Busch, who also won the Nationwide Series race at Dover on […]

Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
We’re hearing a phrase a lot these days which has not been heard much at all the last five years or so – parity among Sprint Cup teams. Quite simply, Hendrick Motorsports has been the top team and the rest were the bottom teams.
This weekend in the garages at Dover […]

Flag to Flag: Dover
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Dover
Flag to Flag: Dover

Watching the Austim Speaks 400 presented by Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow the action with him as he blogs Flag to Flag.

The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 10:45 | Comments Off on The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff
The Search Goes On For Erwin And The Biff

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – Racing is all about speed. Right now, according to crew chief Greg Erwin, the Roush Fenway cars don’t have enough speed. Erwin guides Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford team.
“Although the points situation is all we tend to talk about through the summer – who’s in the Chase […]

Truex On Dover Cup Pole
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 15:22 | Comments Off on Truex On Dover Cup Pole
Truex On Dover Cup Pole

RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. captured his first pole of the season Friday when he turned the fastest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Truex, driving for Michael Waltrip Racing, turned a lap at 157.315 mph.
The pole was the fifth of Truex’s career. He will enter Sunday’s race ranked 13th in points.
Truex’s […]

Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Dover Not Immune From Downturn
Dover Not Immune From Downturn

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Corrspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – Denis McGlynn has worked at Dover International Speedway since 1972 when he started in public relations and promotions. Now, he’s the president and CEO.
So McGlynn, 64, knows auto racing can be a roller coaster ride: you’re up for a few years, then there’s a dip. This time, […]

Dover Notes: Double Talking
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 12:15 | Comments Off on Dover Notes: Double Talking
Dover Notes: Double Talking

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith floated an idea earlier this week that a driver should be paid a $20 million bonus if he can win the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
Smith said he’d like to see Indy start early in the day and […]

Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Blood Clots Sideline Vickers
Blood Clots Sideline Vickers

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers could be released from a Washington D.C. hospital as early as today.
Red Bull Racing Team General Manager and Vice President Jay Frye confirmed Friday morning during a press conference at Dover International Speedway that the 26-year-old Vickers experienced discomfort in his […]

Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(This is the fifth and final installment on the early days of RacinToday’s NASCAR and stock car racing.)
Beyond the competitive elements of honor and defiance plus the inherent violence of motor racing, why was stock car racing so popular in the Southeast and its predominant populations of Scot-Irish, English […]