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Flag to Flag: Texas
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 12:00 | 44 Comments
Flag to Flag: Texas

Watching the Dickies 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow him here as he live blogs all the action at Texas Motor Speedway.

Race Day: It’s Around No. 8 Of Chase
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2009 – 9:48 | Comments Off
Race Day: It’s Around No. 8 Of Chase

Another Chase weekend and another oval race. Some think that should change, that a road race should be included in the 10-race playoff, if for no other reason, to break up the monotony.
You would think those people would have the vehement support of one of the best road racers of all time, Juan Pablo Montoya.
Those [...]

Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2009 – 18:29 | 2 Comments
Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Martin’s conscience will not allow him to tell a lie. Not even to himself.
And so, maybe it is true that Martin – second in Chase points to Jimmie Johnson – is just not good enough to become NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
“Obviously, the performance of the [...]

Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 21:22 | One Comment
Gordon Exploring Ownership Of Land In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Jeff Gordon’s comfort level has grown exponentially during the last calendar year at Texas Motor Speedway, a personal purgatory for much of his stellar Sprint Cup Series career.
Gordon qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Dickies 500, extending a streak that has seen him claim at least one [...]

Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 19:38 | One Comment
Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – If you are already weary of keeping up with the latest Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR buzz, imagine how an established Sprint Cup Series star feels.
For instance, Carl Edwards, who didn’t sugar-coat his opinion about Danica’s reported contract negotiations with JR Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team owned by Cup [...]

Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Despite being caught on ABC’s coverage of the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway telling his team he was having trouble staying awake during Sunday’s race as the field ran in single-file formation, Tony Stewart contends that last weekend’s restrictor plate event was entertaining.
“It wasn’t a boring [...]

Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy

Fort Worth, Texas – Ryan Newman’s continued concern over his latest wild ride at Talladega Superspeedway has been mitigated by Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army base with ties to Newman’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team…and his heartstrings.
Newman is nearing completion of his first year as driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation [...]

Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in [...]

Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko
Friday, 6 Nov, 2009 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Beating NASCAR Is Bittersweet For Ferko

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas. – It’s officially known as the Dickies 500.
But to Francis Ferko’s ex-wife, it will always be “Frank’s race.”
When the green flag waves at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the person who was instrumental in bringing NASCAR to the Lone Star state each November will be watching ABC’s [...]

Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot
Thursday, 5 Nov, 2009 – 11:09 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sorry, Talladega Was A Hoot

According to legend, when the Native Americans cursed the land where the Talladega Superspeedway was built, they turned and walked away without ever Tweeting or looking back . Well, perhaps it’s part of the curse they left behind that now you can’t leave the place without looking back.
So here I am looking back on Sunday’s [...]