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A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 10:59 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison

Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the […]

Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Several weeks ago, NASCAR announced its new criteria for the Bud Shootout and as I understand it, everybody is eligible except Carl Long.
Only kidding. Robby Gordon can’t get in either.
Other than that, there should be few who fail to meet the more liberal requirements. Those eligible include:
All 12 Chase drivers
Chevy Chase
Past […]

Hamlin Rips Up A Knee On Court
Monday, 25 Jan, 2010 – 8:08 | One Comment
Hamlin Rips Up A Knee On Court

Denny Hamlin insists that his ripped-up knee will not keep him out of next month’s Speed Week activities at Daytona International Speedway.
Hamlin injured the knee playing basketball over the weekend. The diagnosis is a torn ACL.
Hamlin is the driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota Camry. He earned a berth in the Chase […]

Ingram: Ten Tasty Bits From The Tour
Monday, 25 Jan, 2010 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Ten Tasty Bits From The Tour

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
One participant’s Top Ten take-aways from the NASCAR Media Tour.
1.  Watch Out Danica – Since NASCAR has officially been declared a contact sport, Danica Patrick is likely to receive more than the usual incidental contact in the Nationwide Series. It’s often that way for rookies (just […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 7; Road Warriors
Saturday, 23 Jan, 2010 – 9:27 | 2 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 7; Road Warriors

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, […]

Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong
Friday, 22 Jan, 2010 – 17:06 | 17 Comments
Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong

People in the media are dumping all over Jack Roush this week because of something the hyper-blunt team owner said during the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday.
Being a natural contrarian, I hereby do my duty:
There is some truth in what Roush said. He got some details wrong, he clearly does not have a total […]

Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 22:18 | Comments Off on Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift

Concord, N.C. – Michael Waltrip plans to slow down some, but only on the race track.
The owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, which will field NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for David Reutimann and team newcomer Martin Truex Jr. in 2010,  says he is bringing his Cup career to a halt.
“I’m going to run Daytona – the […]

Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 13:36 | 6 Comments
Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – It seems there is some kind of populist movement under way in NASCAR.
Over the years, the wheels of NASCAR’s hierarchy have tended to turn a lot slower than the wheels on its race cars.
Part of the reason for the sanctioning organization taking its good old time making […]

Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 11:13 | One Comment
Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk

The common theme in the early rounds of NASCAR media and fan events this season has been the sport’s efforts to give the fans what they want. Rules changes are being made in response to fans’ complaints about “boring” races. The very fact that events such as Preseason Thunder at Daytona and Speed and Sound […]

Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea […]