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Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
Thursday, 8 Apr, 2010 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix
Harris: Fangs For The Memories, Phoenix

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is visiting Phoenix International Raceway this week and that fires off a lot of memories, not all of them pleasant.
PIR, in the shadow of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains,  is located about 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, just a couple of miles away […]

Minter: Excellence Proving To Be Overrated
Wednesday, 7 Apr, 2010 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Minter: Excellence Proving To Be Overrated
Minter: Excellence Proving To Be Overrated

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A few random observations as the Easter break ends and NASCAR teams head to Phoenix International Raceway for a string of 14 races without a break:
* Say what you want about the NASCAR points system, but it still tends to reward consistency over excellence. Jimmie Johnson has won half the […]

Will Different Mean Better Saturday At Phoenix?
Tuesday, 6 Apr, 2010 – 16:59 | 2 Comments
Will Different Mean Better Saturday At Phoenix?

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Avondale, Ariz. – Greetings from Phoenix International Raceway, where drivers and fans likely will need a scorecard to keep up with all the changes surrounding Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600.
First, the race distance has increased since last year’s race, up 63 laps from 312 (502.1 kilometers) to 375 (603.5 kilometers).
Secondly, […]

Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works
Tuesday, 6 Apr, 2010 – 7:28 | 6 Comments
Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works

Back in the days when NASCAR ran two Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races in Nashville, Ralph Emery’s Great Outhouse Race was a fixture.
Emery was host of a popular country music TV show and a huge racing fan. He began holding his annual Outhouse Race as a fun event in connection with the big summer […]

Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 6:25 | Comments Off on Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear
Harris: Time For High-Hopers To Get In Gear

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A rare weekend off during the grueling business that is the NASCAR Sprint Cup season should be a time for the drivers to relax and enjoy themselves.
Unfortunately, some of them may be spending the time off stewing about the results of the first six races of the 36-race schedule.
Among those […]

Memo: Andretti Taking Stock?
Thursday, 1 Apr, 2010 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Memo: Andretti Taking Stock?
Memo: Andretti Taking Stock?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
The headlong, frontal assault of stock car racing by open wheelers seems to have ebbed this season. Danica Patrick aside, just a few bored stragglers have dipped their toes in NASCAR waters in recent months.
It could be […]

Minter: Recent Races Produce Empty Feelings
Thursday, 1 Apr, 2010 – 6:22 | 7 Comments
Minter: Recent Races Produce Empty Feelings

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
These are some strange, eerie times in the world of NASCAR. Despite all the rules changed in the offseason to jazz up the racing, attendance keeps falling, and in a big way. Even more strangely, no one seems to want to talk – or write – about it.
Not only did […]

Woody: Wrong Call On Right Move
Wednesday, 31 Mar, 2010 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Wrong Call On Right Move

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Isn’t it fun when the experts are wrong?
Fox Sports commentators Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds both said Denny Hamlin had blown it when he ducked in for tires with just a few laps to go Monday at Martinsville.
They declared – and I’m paraphrasing – it was an incredibly bone-headed call […]

Harris: Gordon Is Having Break Problems
Wednesday, 31 Mar, 2010 – 6:42 | One Comment
Harris: Gordon Is Having Break Problems

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon used to win races in bunches.
The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion has racked up 82 victories, sixth on the all-time win list.
As recently as the 2007 season, he won six times. But checkered flags haven’t come easily for Gordon in a while. His only victory in the past […]

Sutton, Elliott Keeping Dreams Alive
Tuesday, 30 Mar, 2010 – 9:30 | 2 Comments
Sutton, Elliott Keeping Dreams Alive

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Racintoday.com
Back in the day, in the racing circles of north Georgia, Casey Roderick was the kind of young racer that George Elliott would have helped.
Roderick is young, talented, appreciative of any help he gets, but always short of the money he needs to race. Elliott, the late father of Sprint […]