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Bud Shootout Revamped
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Bud Shootout Revamped
Bud Shootout Revamped

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NASCAR announced on Wednesday a revision to the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides fans with a strong lineup of drivers highlighted by last year’s top performers and a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most-storied race track.
The 32nd annual season-opening event launches Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. […]

Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I […]

Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 9:52 | Comments Off on Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, […]

Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Tuesday, 22 Dec, 2009 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the […]

Johnson Gets Top AP Award
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 16:52 | One Comment
Johnson Gets Top AP Award

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The post-season honors keep piling up for Jimmie Johnson and once again, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is making history.
Johnson has been named the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press becoming the first race car driver to win this prestigious award in the 78 years it has been […]

Ingram: Ten Worth Mentioning Again
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 7:35 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Worth Mentioning Again

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man’s opinion.
1.  Jimmie Johnson Wins Four Straight – This is the story of the decade. It only changes when Johnson wins a fifth Sprint Cup next year. (You heard it here first.)
2. BMW, Toyota, […]

A Few Words With: Ralph Gilles
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
A Few Words With: Ralph Gilles

Ralph Gilles, the new president and CEO of Chrysler and the company’s former head designer, sat down recently with a small group of media members, including RacinToday.com senior writer Mike Harris, to discuss his background, his new job and Chrysler’s future in racing:
Question: You have an interesting background in grassroots racing and product testing. Could […]

A Few Words With: Lee White
Saturday, 19 Dec, 2009 – 9:19 | 2 Comments
A Few Words With: Lee White

Aside from all things associated with NASCAR lightning rod Kyle Busch, Toyota generated its boldest headline of 2009 when it pulled out of Formula One racing last month.
Toyota Motor Corporation confirmed it was quitting the FIA Formula One World Championship three days after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A statement issued by TMC said […]

Kansas Gearing Up For Second Cup Race
Saturday, 19 Dec, 2009 – 8:46 | 3 Comments
Kansas Gearing Up For Second Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – It appears the wish that Kansas Speedway president Jeff Boerger has been harboring for the last 10 years is about to be granted. It appears that if things go as most people in racing think they will go, Boerger will soon be joining the fraternity of […]

Patrick Takes First Laps
Friday, 18 Dec, 2009 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Patrick Takes First Laps
Patrick Takes First Laps

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Danica Patrick took her first laps in an ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards stock car during a rain-shortened test session at Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Patrick, one of 26 drivers who posted a time during the 35-minute single car run session, was 12th quickest on the charts with a time of […]