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Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 20:24 | Comments Off on Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
Talladega Flag Waves In Texas

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Clad in Crimson Tide apparel, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage raised the Talladega Superspeedway flag over the Texas Speedway Club offices, much to the delight of Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphre
The flag ceremony was a condition the two presidents agreed upon when making a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday night’s BCS Championship […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 14:39 | 6 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 13:40 | 4 Comments
Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel

I’m beginning to think that nobody really retires any more.
Mark Martin came back, not once, but twice from planned retirements. Michael Schumacher is going to drive in Formula One again this year after sitting in a rocking chair for three years.
Now comes the news that the made-for-TV Budweiser Shootout, a staple of the first stock […]

Schrader To Drive in Shootout
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 15:49 | One Comment
Schrader To Drive in Shootout

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Ken Schrader is headed back to Speed Weeks. He will drive the No. 82 Sprint Cup car for Red Bull Racing in the Bud Shootout.
When NASCAR announced a revised format for this season’s race, two-time Shootout winner Schrader came knocking on Red Bull Racing Team’s door. With Schrader’s past winners spot, and a team eager to start […]

Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap

Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice […]

Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs
Superspeedway Title Up For Grabs

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While “friendly wagers” for major college football games usually are reserved for politicians of the states or cities of the respective teams, a few presidents have decided to get involved.
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey have come up with a “friendly wager” between the two distinguished speedways for Thursday evening’s BCS national championship […]

Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2010 – 9:57 | One Comment
Biffle Ready To Drive The Blues Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Greg Biffle on Wednesday, sounded genuinely excited about ending the current NASCAR off season and getting back to work. For a couple of reasons. The usual one about missing the sport he loves. And also to get the dang taste of 2009 out of his and his team’s metaphorical mouths.
Biffle […]

Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker
Wednesday, 6 Jan, 2010 – 17:15 | 4 Comments
Minter: Media Centers Getting Darker

There was a time back in the not-too-distant good ol’ days that a mid-morning call from a fellow writer on the NASCAR trail immediately got the adrenaline flowing. The call most likely meant there was big news afoot. A big-name driver was leaving one team for another. NASCAR was about to make a big rule […]

Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player
Wednesday, 6 Jan, 2010 – 11:47 | One Comment
Memo: Never Place Bet With NBA Player

Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo:
Well, looks like we in auto racing are going to have to change the term we use to describe team sports in this country from stick-and-ball to stick-and-ball-and-9 mm.-semi-automatic-with-a-nine-shot-clip.
The reference here is, of course, to allegations that NBA player Gilbert Arenas got in a squabble with a teammate after […]

Front Row Unveils 2010 Plans
Wednesday, 6 Jan, 2010 – 10:16 | 2 Comments
Front Row Unveils 2010 Plans

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Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that it will add an additional full-time Sprint Cup program in 2010.
Front Row’s teams will use engines from Roush/Yates Racing Engines and get technical support from Ford Racing.
“We’re pleased to have Front Row Motorsports switching to Ford for the 2010 season,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. “We […]