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Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 21:10 | One Comment
Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – With clouds hanging low and rain seemingly in no hurry to leave the Lowe’s Motor Speedway area, many involved in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship were put into grumpy moods. They were worried that qualifying would be washed out and that points-leader Jimmie Johnson would [...]

Minter: Are Two Frances Too Many In First Hall Class?
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 15:50 | 4 Comments
Minter: Are Two Frances Too Many In First Hall Class?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The phone began ringing within minutes of the announcement on Wednesday of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
“How could they?” said Bud Lang, a long-time NASCAR fan from the north Georgia hills that produced some of the sport’s earliest stars like Lloyd Seay, Gober Sosebee, [...]

Current Drivers Give First Hall Class Thumbs Up
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Current Drivers Give First Hall Class Thumbs Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Wednesday’s selection of the inaugural class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has generated a fairly hefty amount of heated discussion among fans and critics. But in the sport’s garages on Thursday, the discussion was nothing but civil and positive.
Driver after driver lined up to say first, [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 9:33 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup reaches halfway with a homecoming at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle says he likes racing near his North Carolina home while three-time Lowe’s winner Kasey Kahne sees NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank of America as a chance to rally from 11th and get back into title contention. [...]

The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:20 | Comments Off
The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – Several of those who took part in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame stood up to remind other voters that what they were doing was nothing less than deciding whose faces will appear on the sport’s Mount Rushmore.
If that’s true then [...]

RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:02 | Comments Off
RacinToday’s Votes Went To…

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Charlotte, N.C. – RacinToday.com was represented in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame by two of its senior writers. Here is how those two staffers voted and why:
Jim Pedley:
Bill France Sr. – Pretty simple. No Bill France Sr., no NASCAR, no NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill France Jr. – France [...]

Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – Being part of the voting panel for the first class to be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was the experience of a lifetime.
Sitting in that meeting room Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was very much like taking a personal tour through NASCAR history.
There were [...]

Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 7:42 | 4 Comments
Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Is the bar about to close in NASCAR?
Jack Daniel’s has announced that it will end its sponsorship of one of Richard Childress Racing’s Sprint Cup cars at the end of the season. Earlier, Jim Beam likewise said it will discontinue its sponsorship of Robby Gordon’s cars.
A couple of years ago Busch [...]

Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 19:25 | 33 Comments
Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For awhile I wrote it off as just some sort of weird coincidence.
I don’t any more.
It can’t be mere coincidence that week after week, race after race, three Hendrick Motorsports drivers do so well while a fourth flounders.
It happened again Sunday in California. Jimmie Johnson won the race. One of [...]

Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 19:00 | 2 Comments
Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – The “Meeting Preparation Materials” packet which the NASCAR Hall of Fame sent out is an inch, inch-and-a quarter thick. It’s filled with names and biographies and info about voting procedures and meeting times.
A friend saw it sitting on the dining room table and remarked that it’s going [...]