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Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans

Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away [...]

Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 7:49 | One Comment
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale [...]

Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2010 – 15:58 | 3 Comments
Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta

Hampton, Ga. – There have been times in the past where top-rung Sprint Cup drivers openly admitted they hated testing. But with testing strictly limited nowadays, those sentiments seem to have softened.
The four drivers testing Goodyear tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed happy to be back in the ol’ firesuits and turning [...]

Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2010 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, [...]

No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 15:36 | Comments Off
No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s

Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and [...]

Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 – 7:57 | 16 Comments
Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The record cold spell that hit Nashville last week was interrupted by a blast of hot air from Kyle Petty.
Petty, a driver-turned-TV commentator, was among the lineup of luminaries at the annual Sound & Speed Fan Festival, and he stole the headlines with a swipe at Danica Patrick.
Kyle [...]

NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 13:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow

It appears that those in the garages, grandstands and media who have been waging a war of words against the Car of Tomorrow could be on the verge extracting a conditional surrender from NASCAR.
Ramsey Poston, managing director of corporate communications for NASCAR, said Monday that rear-deck wings could be removed from Sprint cars early this [...]

Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 8:11 | Comments Off
Ingram: Winter Chill Slams Racing

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
There are some things I’ll miss in the coming NASCAR season, but January testing at Daytona is not one of them.
Testing at Daytona in the dead of winter is a lot like qualifying for 500-mile races. It has more to do with publicity than with racing. How absurd to spend [...]

Logano Sleighs Competition
Monday, 11 Jan, 2010 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Logano Sleighs Competition

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NASCAR driver Joey Logano found himself on a slippery slope over the weekend and loving it.
Logano won the Fifth Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Logano got the victory when he defeated Melanie Troxel from the NHRA in Sunday’s Race 2 finals, which pitted the [...]

Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2010 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios 
that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]