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Minter: Martin Becomes Lame Duck
Thursday, 15 Apr, 2010 – 8:53 | One Comment
Minter: Martin Becomes Lame Duck

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If all the facts in the  Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports are as they seem, Mark Martin will be in a mighty awkward spot next year.
Kahne has been signed by Hendrick to drive the No. 5 car, the one Martin’s now in, beginning in 2012. But he’s going to be […]

Woody: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One
Thursday, 15 Apr, 2010 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Woody: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One
Woody: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
We’ve been saying it for the past three years:
Surely Jimmie Johnson can’t win ANOTHER championship.
And for the past three years we’ve been wrong.
I didn’t say it at the start of this season – three strikeouts is enough to button most any sportswriter’s mouth – but deep down I admit I thought […]

Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2010 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The deal to bring Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports is so full of holes that if it could walk, it would whistle.
No employer in any other line of work would dare offer a prospective employee the kind of incomplete deal Rick Hendrick is offering Kahne. And any employee who would […]

HMS Talks About Kahne Deal
Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2010 – 9:21 | Comments Off on HMS Talks About Kahne Deal
HMS Talks About Kahne Deal

RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports on Wednesday issued the following press release on the subject of Kashey Kahne signing to drive for the team:
Beginning with the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports after signing a long-term contract with the organization.
Mark Martin, 51, the current driver of Hendrick […]

Spoiler Peepers Predicting ‘Interesting’ Weekend
Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2010 – 6:43 | One Comment
Spoiler Peepers Predicting ‘Interesting’ Weekend

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
So far, NASCAR’s decision to dump those ugly rear wings in favor of the more fashionable spoilers has been seamless.
But nobody really expected the change to make much difference on the half-mile oval at Martinsville, or even the one-mile oval at Phoenix.
The drivers and teams are expecting this Sunday’s Sprint […]

Kahne Will Drive Hendrick No. 5 Car in 2012
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Kahne Will Drive Hendrick No. 5 Car in 2012
Kahne Will Drive Hendrick No. 5 Car in 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kasey Kahne will take flight after the current season and land at Hendrick Motorsports – but not until 2012.
RacinToday has been told by a source familiar with the deal that Kahne has signed a contract with HMS and will be in the No. 5 Hendrick car, which is currently being […]

Woody: Is Texting Worse Than Having A Monkey In Car?
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 6:52 | 2 Comments
Woody: Is Texting Worse Than Having A Monkey In Car?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Feds are considering using NASCAR drivers in a “distracted driver” campaign, intended to warn motorists about the dangers of texting or talking on cell phones while behind the wheel.
I suppose it’s fitting, because race drivers have a pretty good record when it comes to driving while distracted.
Nobody was more […]

Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 6:16 | Comments Off on Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix
Ingram: Gordon Hits The Rim At Phoenix

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief – on a Tuesday:
There’s a recurring thought that keeps reminding me of a basketball game in the middle of Sprint Cup races. And it’s not a Denny Hamlin story. And there are no knee injuries.
There are championships involved and it’s one opponent versus another, […]

Woody: No ‘Quiet Please” Signs In NASCAR
Monday, 12 Apr, 2010 – 7:04 | 2 Comments
Woody: No ‘Quiet Please” Signs In NASCAR

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
During the final round of the Masters Sunday, some golfer (don’t ask me who; they all look alike to me) was in the midst of thinking about perhaps hitting his ball after meditating over it for what seemed like ten minutes when a theater usher in a fancy blazer hissed at […]

Pedley: PIR Post-Mortem
Sunday, 11 Apr, 2010 – 9:15 | One Comment
Pedley: PIR Post-Mortem

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scalpel…Bone saw…mop:
Howard Cosell, a sportscaster back in the day when brains were required to be one, had this famous line he uttered after a particularly bad football injury one time.
“The knee,” Cosell said with sorrowful resignation. “Always the knee.”
The knee everybody had their eyes on this […]