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The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 8:22 | Comments Off
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft

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: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing

A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 11:16 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch [...]

Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]

Woody: NASCAR Fans Stand By Their Man
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 12:00 | 8 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Fans Stand By Their Man

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Having covered football for 40 some-odd years (some odder than others) I know I shouldn’t be shocked nor surprised by the boorish behavior of a sizable segment of fans.
But I am. I’ll never get used to adults – using the term loosely – savaging some kid like University of Tennessee [...]

Ingram: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 8:02 | 7 Comments
Ingram: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The subjects of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose received the Sir Jack Brabham Award, named for Australia’s three-time F1 champion, and there’s regular talk [...]

Harris: Vegas Is A Long Way From Manhattan
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 14:18 | One Comment
Harris: Vegas Is A Long Way From Manhattan

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Las Vegas – The first NASCAR Championship Week and awards banquet in the gambling capital of the world were nothing like the inaugural events in New York City in 1981.
For one thing, stock car’s stars are no longer a bunch of good ol’ boys, hicks from the Southeast, who walked [...]

Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 7:50 | One Comment
Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pensacola, Fla. – There was plenty of NASCAR star power in the pit area on Friday at Five Flags Speedway as preparations continued for this weekend’s Snowball Derby, one of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races.
NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, James Buescher, Cale Gale, Steven Wallace, Brian Scott, Ryan Sieg, Shane Sieg, Brian [...]

Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY

By Lewis Franck
It was virtually no contest; Jimmie Johnson was voted fourth-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award by an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Johnson, the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, wrapped up his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then took 12 out [...]

Minter: Numbers Tell A Story?
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Minter: Numbers Tell A Story?

Some Friday observations:
In looking at the final points standing for NASCAR’s top three series, three interesting stats jumped out. In the Nationwide Series, only 13 drivers ran all 35 races. In the Camping World Truck Series, just 15 ran all 25 races.
In Sprint Cup, the number was more like what might be expected. There were [...]