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Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money
Monday, 31 May, 2010 – 9:04 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Bruton Smith’s Bonus On The Money

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Not that many years ago, Al Unser Jr. went to visit then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. in his offices prior to the Indy car driver’s first appearance in the Daytona 500. The meeting summed up the longstanding rocky relationship between NASCAR and Indy car racing, […]

Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600
Kurt Busch Gives Penske A Victory In The 600

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch completed the Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series double Sunday evening when he won the Coca-Cola 600.
The victory came a week and a day after Busch had won the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte. The victory also had to brighten the day – make that, night – of […]

Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 8:29 | Comments Off on Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Race Day: The Concord Marathon

From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing […]

Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential
Friday, 28 May, 2010 – 10:29 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Feud Has Crossover Potential

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Is this the one? Is this the spat that racing-feud fans have been waiting for since Dale Earnhardt vs. Geoff Bodine? Is this the one which even non fans of racing start to follow? The one which will spawn ad hoc websites and Apple apps?
Probably not. Too many shortsighted sponsors […]

Newman Secures Coke 600 Pole
Thursday, 27 May, 2010 – 19:34 | One Comment
Newman Secures Coke 600 Pole

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Ryan Newman will chase his second victory of the season from the pole position as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver topped qualifying on Thursday for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Newman, who won at Phoenix International Raceway back in April, posted a lap at 187.546 mph.
“It was a great run for the US Army […]

Cup Notes: Busch-Hamlin Feud Flares Anew
Thursday, 27 May, 2010 – 17:57 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Busch-Hamlin Feud Flares Anew

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The leftovers from the feud ignited near the conclusion of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin spilled over into the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center on Thursday.
During separate press conferences, Busch and Hamlin took shots at one another […]

Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
Thursday, 27 May, 2010 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
Minter: Charlotte Was First Love

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Riding up the road from Atlanta to Charlotte Motor Speedway this morning with my RacinToday co-worker Jeff Hood, my mind kept wandering back to my teenage years, when I made basically the same trip as the kid riding along with some much older me who were some […]

Woody: Danica’s NASCAR Dalliance Brings Boos
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 – 6:35 | 13 Comments
Woody: Danica’s NASCAR Dalliance Brings Boos

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick, accustomed to feeling the love, recently got a lesson in how fickle fans can be.
After she made some critical comments about her car’s setup – by implication blaming her team for a poor qualifying performance – boos rained down from the grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Why did fans […]

Minter: No Richard, Thank You
Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 – 6:58 | 3 Comments
Minter: No Richard, Thank You

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s always been a running joke among some members of the press that the people who do the pre-race prayers can mention nearly everyone at the race track – fans, drivers, crews officials, etc. – but they never seem to get around to the media.
It’s not a joke the way […]

Woody: How About That Kevin Harvick?
Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 – 6:50 | 4 Comments
Woody: How About That Kevin Harvick?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
What a difference year makes.
This time last season Kevin “Happy” Harvick wasn’t living up to his nickname. In fact, it probably would have been hard to find an unhappier camper in all of NASCAR than the spirited young hot-shoe from Bakersfield.
He wasn’t winning, and when Harvick’s not winning he’s not happy.
Rumors […]