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Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 11:03 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Gets New Crew Chief

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Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement today announcing that Dave Rogers will replace Steve Addington as crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series No. 18 Toyota starting with the Nov. 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Addington, who has served as crew chief for the No. 18 team the previous five seasons, will be reassigned to [...]

Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 8:31 | 7 Comments
Talladega Jinx Gets Halloween Test

Start with the concept that Talladega Superspeedway is one scary place to drive a race car.
Lives are on the line with 3,400-pound stock cars racing in huge freight train-like packs at speeds close to 200 mph lap after lap after lap on the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval.
Then stir in the eerie history of the place, including [...]

Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 7:57 | 11 Comments
Racing History Takes A Beating In Nashville

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – She was once fast and frisky and known throughout the nation for her wild Saturday nights, but now she’s faded, forlorn and almost forgotten.
After this weekend all that’ll be left are the memories.
Historic Fairgrounds Speedway is closing its gates, ending a 51-year-run as one of the most fabled short [...]

Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 16:29 | One Comment
Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse

Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo [...]

Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale [...]

The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR [...]

Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his [...]

Flag to Flag: Martinsville
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Flag to Flag: Martinsville

Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, [...]

Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Critics of the Chase for the Championship claim that drivers who don’t make the 12-man playoff become ride-around clock-watchers with no incentive in the final 10 races.
Oh really?
How about pride?
How about a little self-respect?
How about showing some grit and professionalism?
How about trying to get your sponsor some publicity the old-fashioned way [...]