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Minter: Talladega Was ‘Exceptional”
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Minter: Talladega Was ‘Exceptional”

It seems that the way Sprint Cup races are going these days, it takes a night or two of sleeping on it to decide what one really thinks about the outcome.
Listening to some, including the TV talkers, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega two weeks ago was NASCAR’s best race ever.
Even without a night or two […]

Gordon Taking Different Approach This Season
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 6:36 | One Comment
Gordon Taking Different Approach This Season

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon has a lot to be proud of. Four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and 82 race wins in a career that began nearly two decades ago are nothing to sneeze at.
But Gordon is 38 years old now, and he’s been overshadowed in recent years by teammate Jimmie Johnson, who […]

No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
Monday, 3 May, 2010 – 7:11 | Comments Off on No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient
No Longer Green ‘Shrub’ Is Growing More Patient

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Motor racing, as the saying goes, is a fast-moving sport. In recent days, the “new Kyle Busch” has emerged a winner at Richmond, the contentious anti-trust law suit at the Kentucky Motor Speedway has been settled, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon stopped fuming (if not feuding) and […]

Kyle Busch Resurfaces Late To Win Richmond
Saturday, 1 May, 2010 – 21:55 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Resurfaces Late To Win Richmond
Kyle Busch Resurfaces Late To Win Richmond

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch took another bow on the eve of his birthday Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where the then soon-to-be 21-year-old snapped a 21-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winless streak with a victory in the Heath Calhoun 400.
Busch moved around Jeff Gordon on a restart with five laps to […]

Flag to Flag: Richmond
Saturday, 1 May, 2010 – 14:32 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Richmond
Flag to Flag: Richmond

Watching the Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow along with him as he blogs the action Flag to Flag at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Busch Goes Pole Crazy

RacinToday.com
Just a few hours after earning the pole for tonight’s Nationwide race, Kyle Busch won the pole Friday for the Sprint Cup Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch turned a lap of 127.077 mph, beating David Reutimann, who will start second with a lap of 126.618. However, the big story will be Jimmie Johnson […]

Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 17:55 | One Comment
Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In

Richmond, Va. – Rick Hendrick attempted to defuse the potential feud between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson earlier this week when he spoke with his two drivers on a conference call.
Gordon was still stewing over a late-race move at Talladega on Sunday when Johnson pulled in front of him forcing the driver of […]

Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight
Friday, 30 Apr, 2010 – 15:09 | 2 Comments
Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – There was lots of pushing and shoving at Richmond International Raceway Friday morning.
And that was before the first Sprint Cup car hit the track.
Each week, NASCAR makes the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings and other drivers of note available to the assembled media.
These gatherings […]

Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 9:53 | 2 Comments
Woody: Queen Lynda Is A Racing Heroine

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR has had lots of heroes over the years. It has also had lots of heroines – we just don’t hear as much about them. They’re silent and unseen for the most part.
Another word for racing’s heroines is “wives.”
None is more respected and admired than Lynda Petty, Richard Petty’s bride of […]

The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 7:27 | One Comment
The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds

Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test […]