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Memo: Fixing As Cool As Crashing
Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2009 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Memo: Fixing As Cool As Crashing

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
I would have loved to have had a front-row seat for what went on at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Not on the race track, but in the garages. Would have loved to have pushed up a nice, comfy-leather chair, ordered a pizza and sat and watched as [...]

The Search For Jimmie’s Place In History Begins
Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2009 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
The Search For Jimmie’s Place In History Begins

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Phoenix, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson stumbled down memory lane a week ago at Texas Motor Speedway, losing a sizeable chunk of a NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead for the second straight year.
A year ago, Johnson lost 77 points from a 183-point lead after finishing 15th at Texas.
On his return trip [...]

Woody: Kyle Pulled A Kyle After Texas Race
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 14:15 | 24 Comments
Woody: Kyle Pulled A Kyle After Texas Race

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Kyle Busch narrowly missed making the make the Chase for the Championship at Richmond back in September I though he showed a lot of class with the way he handed his defeat and disappointment in the harsh glare of the TV lights.
That low point of his season might have been [...]

Woody: Hiccups Are Seldom Fatal
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 15:36 | One Comment
Woody: Hiccups Are Seldom Fatal

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ok, so he hit a pothole. A Texas-sized pothole.
But anybody – including the Boys in the Booth – who thinks Jimmie Johnson’s hiccup Sunday means he’s about to let the championship slip through his fingers better think again.
Yeah, he wiped out early in the race and wobbled home 38th. So?
In golf [...]

Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

Johnson Wrecks, The Chase Is Back On
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Johnson Wrecks, The Chase Is Back On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – The aura of invincibility surrounding Jimmie Johnson was shattered early during Sunday’s Dickies 500, and just like that, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is worth the price of ambition.
Talk of Johnson’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup title was muted when a crash involving [...]

Flag to Flag: Texas
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 12:00 | 44 Comments
Flag to Flag: Texas

Watching the Dickies 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow him here as he live blogs all the action at Texas Motor Speedway.

Race Day: It’s Around No. 8 Of Chase
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 9:48 | Comments Off
Race Day: It’s Around No. 8 Of Chase

Another Chase weekend and another oval race. Some think that should change, that a road race should be included in the 10-race playoff, if for no other reason, to break up the monotony.
You would think those people would have the vehement support of one of the best road racers of all time, Juan Pablo Montoya.
Those [...]

Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 18:29 | 2 Comments
Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Martin’s conscience will not allow him to tell a lie. Not even to himself.
And so, maybe it is true that Martin – second in Chase points to Jimmie Johnson – is just not good enough to become NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
“Obviously, the performance of the [...]

Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 21:22 | One Comment
Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Jeff Gordon’s comfort level has grown exponentially during the last calendar year at Texas Motor Speedway, a personal purgatory for much of his stellar Sprint Cup Series career.
Gordon qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Dickies 500, extending a streak that has seen him claim at least one [...]