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Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 16:29 | One Comment
Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse

Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo [...]

Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale [...]

The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR [...]

Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his [...]

Flag to Flag: Martinsville
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Flag to Flag: Martinsville

Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, [...]

Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Critics of the Chase for the Championship claim that drivers who don’t make the 12-man playoff become ride-around clock-watchers with no incentive in the final 10 races.
Oh really?
How about pride?
How about a little self-respect?
How about showing some grit and professionalism?
How about trying to get your sponsor some publicity the old-fashioned way [...]

Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 15:53 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville

Ryan Newman will attempt to begin his long climb back into contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship from the pole position at Martinsville Speedway.
Newman, who is eighth in points and 288 behind leader Jimmie Johnson, won the pole for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Friday with a lap at 96.795 mph. His time was [...]

Time Machine: Switching Brands Is Old Hat
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 13:19 | 3 Comments
Time Machine: Switching Brands Is Old Hat

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If Richard Petty Motorsports adds a Ford to its line-up later this year, it will not be the first time a front-line team has raced both the Ford and Chrysler brands in the same season.
Domineering, rich and uncompromising, when Carl Kiekhaefer headed south from Wisconsin to race in NASCAR’s Grand National [...]

New Ford Engine To Debut At Talladega
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 8:04 | Comments Off
New Ford Engine To Debut At Talladega

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Ford Racing announced Friday that its new “FR9” engine will make its debut during the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend.
The new engine will be in the Roush Fenway Racing cars of Matt Kenseth and David Ragan.
Roush Fenway’s Chase drivers, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle, will use their current Ford engines at Talladega.
While [...]