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Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 8:11 | Comments Off
Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
There are some things I’ll miss in the coming NASCAR season, but January testing at Daytona is not one of them.
Testing at Daytona in the dead of winter is a lot like qualifying for 500-mile races. It has more to do with publicity than with racing. How absurd to spend [...]

Logano Sleighs Competition
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Logano Sleighs Competition

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NASCAR driver Joey Logano found himself on a slippery slope over the weekend and loving it.
Logano won the Fifth Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Logano got the victory when he defeated Melanie Troxel from the NHRA in Sunday’s Race 2 finals, which pitted the [...]

Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios 
that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]

Waltrip Headed to Dubai
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2010 – 10:19 | One Comment
Waltrip Headed to Dubai

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With more than 1,000 races in a quarter-century’s worth of NASCAR experience, you would think it would take a lot to get Michael Waltrip excited about an off-season race.
But Waltrip can’t wait for his first foray into the world of international sports car racing when the two-time Daytona 500 champion competes in the fifth-annual Dubai [...]

Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2010 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List

As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration.  As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to [...]

Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Talladega Flag Waves In Texas

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Clad in Crimson Tide apparel, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage raised the Talladega Superspeedway flag over the Texas Speedway Club offices, much to the delight of Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphre
The flag ceremony was a condition the two presidents agreed upon when making a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday night’s BCS Championship [...]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 14:39 | 6 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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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, [...]

Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 13:40 | 4 Comments
Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel

I’m beginning to think that nobody really retires any more.
Mark Martin came back, not once, but twice from planned retirements. Michael Schumacher is going to drive in Formula One again this year after sitting in a rocking chair for three years.
Now comes the news that the made-for-TV Budweiser Shootout, a staple of the first stock [...]

Schrader To Drive in Shootout
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 15:49 | One Comment
Schrader To Drive in Shootout

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Ken Schrader is headed back to Speed Weeks. He will drive the No. 82 Sprint Cup car for Red Bull Racing in the Bud Shootout.
When NASCAR announced a revised format for this season’s race, two-time Shootout winner Schrader came knocking on Red Bull Racing Team’s door. With Schrader’s past winners spot, and a team eager to start [...]

Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice [...]