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Cup Notes: Better Racing Ahead
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 16:48 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Better Racing Ahead

Ryan Newman, the race driver with the engineering degree, said that going back to the rear spoiler instead of a wing will facilitate side drafting, and that will lead to much better racing on the bigger, faster tracks.
“This is speculation from my standpoint (but) the way the spoiler is designed, there’s going to be a […]

Minter: Gordon-Johnson Competition Still Friendly?
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 11:35 | 2 Comments
Minter: Gordon-Johnson Competition Still Friendly?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For those who cling to the hope that racing remain a pure form of competition, it’s been disheartening to see the sport of NASCAR racing evolve to a point where three- and four-car teams with alliances with other multi-car operations have become the norm.
Drivers talk about sharing data that once […]

Woody: Jimmie Stinking Up The Show
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 8:02 | 9 Comments
Woody: Jimmie Stinking Up The Show

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Back in the late 1960’s a brash, talent-oozing young leadfoot from Ownesboro, Ky., swaggered into Nashville and proceeded to turn Nashville Speedway’s Victory Circle into his own private parking space.
His name was Darrell Waltrip and he drove as fast as he talked. He was darn near unbeatable.
Darrell wasn’t just winning […]

Memo: World Class Hypocrisy
Wednesday, 3 Mar, 2010 – 11:23 | 2 Comments
Memo: World Class Hypocrisy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the morning memo today:
I see where the Olympics took a huge bite out of the Nielsen ratings for last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The big hockey game was held in Canada that day, I believe.
I say that I believe […]

Minter: Winner’s Circle Sells More Than Hot Dogs
Wednesday, 3 Mar, 2010 – 7:46 | One Comment
Minter: Winner’s Circle Sells More Than Hot Dogs

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In a time when quality access to Sprint Cup drivers continues to dwindle, one of the few remaining options for reporters has come under criticism from none other that the defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson said last week at Las Vegas last week that he doesn’t believe NASCAR’s Winner’s […]

Could It Be Gordon Who Dethrones Johnson?
Tuesday, 2 Mar, 2010 – 15:42 | One Comment
Could It Be Gordon Who Dethrones Johnson?

Phoenix, Ariz. – That was no mirage Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That really was Jeff Gordon riding around the slick, 1.5-mile oval as if he owned the place.
You remember Gordon, don’t you? Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships. No. 6 on the all-time list with 82 wins.
So where’s he been?
Well, where he was Sunday […]

Woody: Racers Not Immune To Fear
Tuesday, 2 Mar, 2010 – 8:01 | 2 Comments
Woody: Racers Not Immune To Fear

Bobby Isaac was leading a race at Talladega in 1973 when suddenly, over the scream of the engines, he heard “strange voices” warning him to get out of the car or he would die.
Isaac immediately pulled off the track, parked his car and got out.
When he explained why – he was obeying voices in his […]

Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
Monday, 1 Mar, 2010 – 23:09 | Comments Off on Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas
Helton: Spoilers To Be In Place By Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR president Mike Helton says there is a “doggone good chance” that Sprint Cup cars will be sporting rear spoiler blades in place of their current raised wings at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Samsung Mobile 500 scheduled on April 18 will […]

Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
Monday, 1 Mar, 2010 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction
Junior Gives $1 Million to Victory Junction

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Victory Junction kicked off its “Keeping the Dream Alive” campaign Monday by announcing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join the elite list of Victory Junction Founders, as he commits to donate $1 million to build and maintain The Dale Jr. Corral and Amphitheatre at the Randleman, N.C. camp for children with serious illnesses.
Victory Junction is […]

No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
Monday, 1 Mar, 2010 – 16:49 | Comments Off on No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test
No. 17 Passing Chemistry Test

The color of the car was different. The man on the pit box was different. But after that, things surrounding the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of driver Matt Kenseth had a familiar look to them over the weekend.
The kind of look they had back in the days when no list of top contenders […]