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Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb
Friday, 12 Mar, 2010 – 7:21 | 12 Comments
Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb

In Carl Edwards’ world, someone with a bigger stick than NASCAR president Mike Helton and Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush spoke on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, Scotts, which sponsored Edwards’ No. 99 Ford in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, made it very clear that the type of behavior shown by the […]

Minter: Atlanta Was Site Of Another Huge Incident
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 21:37 | 8 Comments
Minter: Atlanta Was Site Of Another Huge Incident

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or because I dwell too much on the past, but I can’t help but think of the ironies in the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski situation at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday.
It seems like just a few races back that Edwards was involved in another late-race […]

Minter: Debris From ‘The Wreck’ Hid Big Stories
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 11:07 | One Comment
Minter: Debris From ‘The Wreck’ Hid Big Stories

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – “The Wreck” at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday wound up overshadowing everything else that happened there that day, which is what is to be expected when wrecks are used as one of the main tools to promote NASCAR racing.
Among the stories that were shuffled aside Sunday night […]

Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 16:34 | One Comment
Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch will spend the first off-weekend of the 2010 Sprint Cup season getting his racing career straightened out.
Busch, winner of Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2004 Cup champion, will revisit his drag racing roots during the 41st annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals beginning Thursday at historic Gainesville (Fla.) […]

Harris: Welcome To The New NASCAR
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 7:28 | 2 Comments
Harris: Welcome To The New NASCAR

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If you were angry with NASCAR before last Sunday’s race at Atlanta, you’re more than likely furious now.
Carl Edwards, whose admitted retaliatory strike against Brad Keselowski late in the race sent Keselowski’s Penske Dodge flying through the air, will be on probation for the next three Sprint Cup races for […]

Minter: NASCAR Plods On With “Have At It, Boys”
Tuesday, 9 Mar, 2010 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Minter: NASCAR Plods On With “Have At It, Boys”

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Unless there’s something going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about, NASCAR president Mike Helton has said “Have at it, boys” a lot louder than his VP Robin Pemberton said it back in January.
By only placing Carl Edwards on a three-race probation for intentionally wrecking Brad Keselowski at […]

Edwards Put on Probation
Tuesday, 9 Mar, 2010 – 12:40 | 10 Comments
Edwards Put on Probation

NASCAR president Mike Helton said Tuesday that Carl Edwards will not be suspended for the on-track incident involving Brad Keselowski during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Helton said Edwards will be put on probation for the next three races.
“We take what Carl did as serious and are reacting to it accordingly,” Helton said.
In […]

Woody: Edwards Just Honoring An Old Code
Tuesday, 9 Mar, 2010 – 7:29 | 13 Comments
Woody: Edwards Just Honoring An Old Code

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Back at the start of the season, NASCAR told drivers to “have at it.”
So last Sunday at Atlanta Carl Edwards had at it.
In case you missed it (and it’s hard to do, because every TV station in the Western Hemisphere has been re-playing it non-stop) Edwards bumped Brad Keselowski and sent […]

Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 14:02 | 12 Comments
Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up

Hampton, Ga. – For the second time in less than a year, I’ve sat in a press box at a high-speed NASCAR track and watched a car be spun around, lift off the ground, turn upside down and slam into a retaining wall and catchfence.
At Talladega Superspeedway last year, it was Carl Edwards flying into […]

Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. –  It might impugn the integrity of Saturday night short tracks to suggest events at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday seemed more minor league than major. But Carl Edwards’ single-minded pursuit of Brad Keselowski was reminiscent of a grudge match at the local […]