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Woody: Skimpy First Class Hurts The New Hall
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 8:23 | 8 Comments
Woody: Skimpy First Class Hurts The New Hall

If it was chatter that the NASCAR Hall of Fame folks wanted, it was chatter they got.
And – just as I predicted – much of it’s not good.
By limiting the first HOF class to five inductees – FIVE, to represent 62 years of racing! – they created a lot of bruised feelings and peeved fans.
It [...]

Woody: The Great Chase Seems To Be Fading Fast
Monday, 19 Oct, 2009 – 14:54 | 5 Comments
Woody: The Great Chase Seems To Be Fading Fast

Going into this 6th edition of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, I thought the 12-pack of drivers represented the strongest field ever.
I thought the stage was set for the most wham-bam title fight in NASCAR history.
I thought we’d see goose-bump battles and constant shuffling of the standings.
Looks like I thought wrong.
We’re five races into the [...]

Ingram: France Jr. Should Have Been Held Back
Monday, 19 Oct, 2009 – 6:48 | 5 Comments
Ingram: France Jr. Should Have Been Held Back

Welcome to the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility when that day arrives?
This sort of calculation, [...]

Montoya Takes Shot, Gives Shot
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2009 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Montoya Takes Shot, Gives Shot

Juan Pablo Montoya has been called a lot of things during his driving career. Shy? Not one of those things he’s been called. And certainly not a thing he will be called following Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
After having major blows struck to his car and his hopes for a Cup [...]

Johnson Makes It Two Straight Wins, Takes Aim At Fourth Title
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2009 – 0:10 | Comments Off
Johnson Makes It Two Straight Wins, Takes Aim At Fourth Title

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – For Jimmie Johnson, it was the perfect race weekend. For the rest of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup competitors, it was a recurring nightmare.
Johnson took another big step toward a record fourth consecutive Cup championship with a solid victory Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway as the 10-race Chase [...]

Race Day: Chase Is Becoming Championship Stare-Down
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2009 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chase Is Becoming Championship Stare-Down

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The 2009 Chase seems to be becoming a stare-down.
The drivers who remain in realistic contention appear to be waiting to see if the others will blink. Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and are all averaging top-five finishes through the first four races.
Like, 3.5 finishes.
Between rain [...]

Shepherd Moves On As A Driver And A Cause
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2009 – 7:30 | 4 Comments
Shepherd Moves On As A Driver And A Cause

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – As a steady drizzle fell over Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd found time Thursday afternoon to disclose how he celebrated his 68th birthday on Monday.
“I gave everybody the day off and I worked on the race car,” said Shepherd, as a wide-smile flashed across his face.
A driver [...]

Flag To Flag: Charlotte
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2009 – 7:00 | 44 Comments
Flag To Flag: Charlotte

Watching the NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank America tonight?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action from Charlotte.

Johnson Has Chasers Thinking ‘Uh-Oh’
Friday, 16 Oct, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Johnson Has Chasers Thinking ‘Uh-Oh’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – At the very least, the 11 drivers who now trail Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship are publicly keeping stiff upper lips. They are saying Johnson’s lead is not insurmountable, there are still six races to go and that anything can happen in [...]

NASCAR Notes: Johnson And Team Face Changing Times
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 21:15 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: Johnson And Team Face Changing Times

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – If Jimmie Johnson captures a fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, he’ll do so despite being forced to use three different rear-tire changers during the final third of the season.
After rear-tire changer Jeremy West was sidelined by back surgery following the night race at Bristol in August, crew chief [...]