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Atlanta Night Race Could Lessen Drivers’ Outside Chances
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 9:18 | One Comment
Atlanta Night Race Could Lessen Drivers’ Outside Chances

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There’s lots of excitement around Atlanta and throughout NASCAR over the prospect of running a nighttime Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on a holiday weekend.
Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 could provide the kind of boost the track needs to increase attendance and quell the talk of the speedway [...]

Dirt Bike Crash Knocks Elliott Out of Race at Home Track
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 12:10 | One Comment
Dirt Bike Crash Knocks Elliott Out of Race at Home Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This is becoming the week of living dangerously for Sprint Cup drivers. First Carl Edwards broke his foot playing Frisbee and now Bill Elliott has cracked three ribs riding his dirt bike.
“It was just a freak deal,” Elliott said. He said although he probably could have raced in pain, he [...]

Woody: The Chase Is A NASCAR Success Story
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 18:55 | 3 Comments
Woody: The Chase Is A NASCAR Success Story

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR does something dumb it gets hammered, and when NASCAR does something smart – well, it often also gets hammered.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup is a case in point. Implemented in 2004 under the reign of youthful NASCAR boss Brian France, the Chase was a brilliant idea that has [...]

Edwards Steps Wrong, Breaks Right Foot
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 18:50 | One Comment
Edwards Steps Wrong, Breaks Right Foot

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Carl Edwards still plans to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR doubleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite fracturing his right foot earlier this week.
The Roush Fenway Racing driver experienced a freak accident near his home in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday.
“I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot [...]

Minter: The No. 3 Is Making News Once Again
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 3 Comments
Minter: The No. 3 Is Making News Once Again

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday Observations:
* The news this week about Austin Dillon entering the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in a No. 3 Chevy brought to mind a visit to 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., a few years back.
Then, as now, there was great interest in what it would [...]

Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race
Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2009 – 9:56 | One Comment
Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The NASCAR circuit is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, so that means the home folks have to brace for another round of stories questioning whether the track should lose one of its Cup dates.
The talk doesn’t make sense to them for a variety of reasons. Even with the [...]

Morning Memo: Your Thoughts On Cooling Down?
Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2009 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
Morning Memo: Your Thoughts On Cooling Down?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s just see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* I’ve always been torn by the media interview procedure in racing.
As a journalist, I like the fact that you are allowed to walk up to a driver who has just climbed out of his car after a wreck or after [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview
Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview

NASCAR returns to the South for Labor Day weekend as Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its first Sprint Cup Series night race. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman say racing under the lights will make one of NASCAR’s fastest and most competitive tracks even better. Plus, find out why Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a good chance of [...]

Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 20:26 | 3 Comments
Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout his long and storied career in the circuit now known as Sprint Cup, Richard Petty enjoyed much success in the state of Georgia, where the Cup circuit runs this Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton.
Petty grabbed six of his 200 career wins at [...]

Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski Becomes Penske Material

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Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.
Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.
Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this [...]