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Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The irony is dripping and delicious. Kyle Busch, who showed such disdain for the trophy Gibson guitar he got for a June Nationwide win in Nashville (he smashed it to pieces) needs to win another guitar Saturday night at Richmond or his slim Chase hopes are likely dead.
Busch is 14th in [...]

Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a [...]

Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 6:27 | Comments Off
Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart may have a hard time getting his fellow Sprint Cup drivers to keep coming to the Prelude to the Dream.
After all, why would they want to come to Eldora Speedway and get their butts kicked by the track owner?
“Home track advantage,” second-place finisher Clint Bowyer said Wednesday night [...]

Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular [...]

Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines

Larry Wood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
THE CHASE RENDERS THE FIRST 26 RACES MEANINGLESS.
Just the opposite [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 6:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview

Richmond International Raceway hosts the last chance qualifier to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Take a look at the 11 drivers fighting for the final eight Chase positions, and listen to Kyle Busch’s strategy for racing his way into the top 12. Plus, find out why Driver Rating provides hope for both [...]

Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 13:22 | Comments Off
Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards has to be wondering what happened to the magic.
A year ago, Edwards was winning races in bunches and throwing  a real scare into Jimmie Johnson, who, at the time, likely saw Cousin Carl as the biggest roadblock to his historic third straight title.
Nine wins – six of them [...]

Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys
Tuesday, 8 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Vickers Racing, Chasing For The Little Guys

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers is making a habit this season of proving wrong the conventional racing wisdom.
First he got in a crash with Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver, during the season-opening Daytona 500, but wound up getting broad support from fans across the board, including a good many members [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]