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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 [...]

Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 4:08 | Comments Off
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been [...]

Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR
Friday, 4 Dec, 2009 – 3:10 | 4 Comments
Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Cornelius, N.C. – When Steve Hallam worked his first event with Michael Waltrip Racing at the outset of the season, he might have contemplated making it his last. Hallam was a highly decorated engineer at the world championship McLaren Mercedes F1 team in 2008 before leaving to take up stock car [...]

One More 24 For Jimmie
Thursday, 3 Dec, 2009 – 9:35 | One Comment
One More 24 For Jimmie

NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson is anxious to expand his “comfort zone,” and Bob Stallings Racing will give him another opportunity to do so in America’s most prestigious endurance race.
Johnson, who won his record fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, will rejoin reigning Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champions Jon Fogarty and Alex [...]

Woody: Is Knaus Indispensible?
Wednesday, 2 Dec, 2009 – 13:03 | 4 Comments
Woody: Is Knaus Indispensible?

Is Chad Knaus a good crew chief?
Yes he is.
Has he contributed to Jimmie Johnson’s many triumphs?
Yes he has.
Is he vital to Johnson’s continued success?
No he’s not.
Knaus was unquestionably a strong asset during Johnson’s drive to a record four-straight NASCAR championships. He’s cool under fire, knows how to set up and adjust a race car, and [...]