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Woody: Big Teams Face Small Pinches To Pocketbooks
Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2010 – 9:41 | One Comment
Woody: Big Teams Face Small Pinches To Pocketbooks

If you glance on the side of the road as you travel to the track this season you may see Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart huddled on the corner holding hand-scribbled cardboard signs:
“WILL RACE FOR FOOD”
Then, again, maybe not.
The financial pinch that has prompted NASCAR to make a 10-percent cut in race purses […]

Baldwin Out To Make New Memories
Monday, 1 Feb, 2010 – 17:52 | One Comment
Baldwin Out To Make New Memories

Tommy Baldwin Jr. simply would not let a recent talk about racing turn into a mushy, emotional look back at Speedweeks 2009. He deftly turned aside questions about being one of the great stories of last year’s Daytona 500 during a phone call last week. He gave short answers to the questions he did answer […]

Front Row Completes Lineup
Monday, 1 Feb, 2010 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Front Row Completes Lineup

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Front Row Motorsports will compete in the 2010 Daytona 500 with a three-car entry.
It was announced Monday that John Andretti will return to the No. 34 Window World-supported Ford Fusion and Travis Kvapil will move into the No. 37 ExtenZe Ford. Kevin Conway will return to that seat for the Sprint Cup Series second […]

Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?
Monday, 1 Feb, 2010 – 10:18 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Gold Brickin’ At NASCAR Tracks?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I guess I’m stuck between a rock and a gold brick when it comes to the announcement by NASCAR that it’s cutting back on the race purses.
I’ve said all along during the Great Recession that the Sprint Cup teams will manage to get the cars around […]

Busch Goes Bow-less In Georgia
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2010 – 21:25 | One Comment
Busch Goes Bow-less In Georgia

Braselton, Ga. – After dominating and winning Sunday’s SpeedFest at Lanier National Speedway, Kyle Busch committed a major blunder during his post-race celebration.
The 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion grabbed the checkered flag and took his customary victory lap around the .375-mile paved oval in his No. 51 Toyota Camry.
But when his feet hit the ground in victory lane, […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 8; A.J.’s Revenge
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 10:40 | Comments Off on The Woods Of Virginia – Part 8; A.J.’s Revenge
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 8; A.J.’s Revenge

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Woody: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 14:27 | 4 Comments
Woody: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Back on my grandfather’s farm there was this crazy old goat (no, I don’t mean my grandpa) who broke into the feed bin one night and literally ate himself sick.
I won’t go into the graphic details but let’s just say if you’ve ever seen a sick goat the vision sticks […]

‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ’09
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2010 – 10:40 | Comments Off on ‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ’09
‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ’09

It was two races into the 2009 Sprint Cup season and Drew Blickensderfer had gone from being the new guy with the funny name to a history-making crew chief with an impressive nickname.
He had won point-paying Cup races the first two times he climbed atop a pitbox and one of those races was NASCAR’s biggie. […]

Memo: Classics At Full Song
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 18:44 | One Comment
Memo: Classics At Full Song

Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
Those were not really cars that were being sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction last week. They were memories. How else to explain paying more for a 45-year-old Chevrolet than a brand new Ferrari?
But, brother, what memories. Great memories.
How else to explain the countless hours of getting the eyeballs […]

A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 10:59 | Comments Off on A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison

Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the […]