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Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 12:41 | One Comment
Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Midway through the first flush of the fan and media appearances that signal the start of another Sprint Cup season, there seems to be one small group that isn’t quite ready to concede a fifth straight championship to Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team.
That group […]

Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 8:14 | One Comment
Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Sprint Cup racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009 produced two significant talking points:
Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 in April, ending a maddening streak that had seen the four-time series champion go 0-for-16 (with two last-place finishes) dating to the track’s debut in 1997. And an early-race crash involving points-leader […]

Drivers Say It’s A Good Idea To Clip The Wings
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 20:03 | 3 Comments
Drivers Say It’s A Good Idea To Clip The Wings

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – With NASCAR having informed race teams that a test would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 23 and 24 to test a rear spoiler in place of the current wing, drivers at a Daytona International Speedway media event on Friday weighed in on the […]

Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 19:40 | Comments Off on Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers

Daytona Beach, Fla. – If you think a race track is just another piece of real estate that can be molded into whatever the current market demands, you don’t understand them like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart do.
For Stewart, there are few places on earth as hallowed and sacred as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In […]

Braun Heads To Cup Series
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Braun Heads To Cup Series
Braun Heads To Cup Series

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Braun Racing has announced that it will run a limited Sprint Cup Series program in 2010.
Dollar General, which sponsors the team’s No. 32 entry in the Nationwide Series, will serve as primary sponsor for five races, including Daytona International Speedway (February), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March), Chicagoland Speedway (July), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July) and Charlotte Motor […]

Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 8:59 | One Comment
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute

Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 – 8:15 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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, […]

Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will […]

Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans

Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away […]

Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 7:49 | One Comment
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale […]