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Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 19:38 | One Comment
Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – If you are already weary of keeping up with the latest Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR buzz, imagine how an established Sprint Cup Series star feels.
For instance, Carl Edwards, who didn’t sugar-coat his opinion about Danica’s reported contract negotiations with JR Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team owned by Cup [...]

Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Despite being caught on ABC’s coverage of the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway telling his team he was having trouble staying awake during Sunday’s race as the field ran in single-file formation, Tony Stewart contends that last weekend’s restrictor plate event was entertaining.
“It wasn’t a boring [...]

Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy

Fort Worth, Texas – Ryan Newman’s continued concern over his latest wild ride at Talladega Superspeedway has been mitigated by Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army base with ties to Newman’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team…and his heartstrings.
Newman is nearing completion of his first year as driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation [...]

Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in [...]

Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s [...]

Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 11:09 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot

According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s [...]

Minter: Soft-Spoken Jimmie Has Lots To Say
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Minter: Soft-Spoken Jimmie Has Lots To Say

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the press box and media center at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday, reporters had the opportunity, as is NASCAR’s custom, to interview the race winner as well as the second-and third-place drivers and the top rookie. And since the race was in the Chase, points-leader Jimmie Johnson was also brought [...]

Memo: The Mainstream Is Stagnant
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 11:22 | 3 Comments
Memo: The Mainstream Is Stagnant

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
As ESPN zipped away from its broadcast of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway at non-restrictor-plate-like speed, I wondered how different the world would be if it were Dale Earnhardt Jr. going for a fourth-straight championship this fall.
I wondered if perhaps the scores of people which the [...]

Woody: McMurray Counterjabs Chase-Bashers
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Woody: McMurray Counterjabs Chase-Bashers

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jamie McMurray proved the Chase-bashers wrong.
They said drivers who didn’t make the Chase would have no incentive during the last 10 races.
Well, McMurray seemed to have plenty of incentive last Sunday when he blazed his way to victory at Talladega.
They anti-Chase crowd whined that the non-Chase drivers would be ignored [...]

Woody: Don’t Tamper With Talla’
Wednesday, 4 Nov, 2009 – 7:53 | 8 Comments
Woody: Don’t Tamper With Talla’

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I remember a time when drivers had trouble sleeping the night before Talladega.
Now they have trouble staying awake during the race.
At one point during last Sunday’s race – using the term loosely – Tony Stewart radioed his crew that he was having a problem keeping his eyes open.
Trust me Tony, you [...]