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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 […]

Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 21:29 | One Comment
Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew

Concord, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. fails to get back into the top echelon of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors in the 2010 season, it won’t be for lack of effort.
The Hendrick Motorsports team, which also fields Chevrolets for four-time Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as well as longtime stock car star […]

Hall Has Major Wow Factor
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 19:04 | One Comment
Hall Has Major Wow Factor

Charlotte, N.C. – Scheduled to open on May 11, the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte will combine new methods of presentation with over 60 years of the sanctioning body’s history. The facility in downtown is still under construction, but a tour given to media equipped with souvenir hard hats revealed a state-of-the-art […]

Harris: Jimmie Drives Competitors To Distraction
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 18:19 | One Comment
Harris: Jimmie Drives Competitors To Distraction

Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Mel Brooks once played Louis XVI in one of his zany […]

Drivers Give Spoilers High Marks In First Test
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2010 – 22:20 | 3 Comments
Drivers Give Spoilers High Marks In First Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – From a more traditional stock car look to added front downforce, the first on-track “baby steps” test of NASCAR’s rear-deck spoiler played to generally positive reviews at Texas Motor Speedway Tuesday.
And Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle suggested there may even be a residual effect to the […]

Harvick Says NASCAR Pulling For Danica
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2010 – 16:36 | 3 Comments
Harvick Says NASCAR Pulling For Danica

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Not surprisingly, one recurring question at the annual NASCAR Media Tour sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway is: How do you think Danica Patrick will do in stock cars?
A little over a week ago, former driver turned TV analyst Kyle Petty warned that Patrick’s chances of success are […]

Harris: Childress-Harvick Pairing Up In The Air
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2010 – 15:25 | One Comment
Harris: Childress-Harvick Pairing Up In The Air

Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – For a while last season, Kevin Harvick and Richard Childress were […]