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Minter: Does NASCAR Need A Southern Accent?
Thursday, 8 Oct, 2009 – 10:50 | One Comment
Minter: Does NASCAR Need A Southern Accent?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
NASCAR chairman Brian France and executives of the networks that broadcast its races were remarkably candid in Wednesday’s press conference announcing more – and earlier – starting times for races next season. They openly admitted that tinkering with traditions in NASCAR, something that’s been done on a fairly [...]

Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Starting Times For 2010 Cup Races Will Be Pushed Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR chairman Brian France announced Wednesday that starting times for Sprint Cup races in 2010 will be more standardized, with 28 of the 36 events beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
France, during a teleconference which also featured officials from all three of NASCAR’s “broadcast partners”, said the decision was based on [...]

Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 6 Comments
Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR Chairman Brian France scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a shift to more consistent starting times.
I wasn’t sure if the 3 p.m. start was Central, Eastern or Mountain Time, or if 3 p.m. was when the “pre-press conference” began or if it was when the starting [...]

Woody: The Poor Get Poorer And The Rich Get Warned
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 9:21 | 8 Comments
Woody: The Poor Get Poorer And The Rich Get Warned

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I still don’t understand exactly what went down last week when NASCAR warned a couple of championship contenders that they were about to step out of bounds.
But I’ve got a sneaking suspicion.
I think what we saw was yet another case of NASCAR looking out for the rich & famous – the [...]

Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Morning Memo: Danica Ready To Bring It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Back during the days when the only thing I used glasses for was drinking domestic beer, I absolutely loved Formula One. Loved every noun-related aspect of it; it’s people, places and things.
But about the time I began to use glasses in order [...]

Minter: Mistakes Mean One And Done in Chase
Tuesday, 6 Oct, 2009 – 15:00 | One Comment
Minter: Mistakes Mean One And Done in Chase

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some random observations heading into Week Four of the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup:
The old saying that one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch may be true for fruit, but it’s not the case when it comes to drivers in the Chase. Just ask Brian Vickers and Kasey [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 18:15 | 2 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: JPM Stirring Things Up Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver’s mood. He’s been more regal of late, after the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team’s advancement into the Chase and the ongoing stellar performance in the first three races of the “post season.”
The [...]

Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Drama Survives A Weekend In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – At mid afternoon on Sunday, it was all turning into a droner. The race, the season and the mood. It was not what the full house at Kansas Speedway wanted and it was certainly not what NASCAR and ESPN wanted. Drama was headed for the airport.
But [...]

Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas
Monday, 5 Oct, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Stewart Wins: It’s A Case Of Smoke And Tires At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart did not need to be reminded during the week leading up to Sunday’s Sprint Cup race Kansas Speedway that he and his team were in a bit of a slump. Plain and simple, he wasn’t crazy about being reminded that he’d had just one [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 3 Kansas Recap
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 3 Kansas Recap

Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart held off four-time champ Jeff Gordon for his second Kansas Speedway win. Both drivers moved up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings while Mark Martin extended his lead over Jimmie Johnson.