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Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 8:29 | 3 Comments
Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I was flipping though a magazine the other day and came across a 2010 Sprint Cup pre-season driver ranking.
I looked for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
And looked.
And looked.
I finally found him, buried somewhere down around 20th.
Meanwhile his Hendrick teammates, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin all were ranked in the top 10, […]

Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage […]

TMS Granted Time Change
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 14:28 | Comments Off on TMS Granted Time Change

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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has received approval from NASCAR to move the start times of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season to be consistent with “Western Region” times.
The Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18 and the Lone Star 500 on Nov. 7 will now have 2 p.m., Central Time, […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 8:14 | Comments Off on The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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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, […]

Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Juan Pablo Montoya said numerous times last season that his primary focus was qualifying for the Sprint Cup Chase and winning the championship.
Those goals will remain the same in 2010 for the popular driver from Colombia, who came under fire at times last year for points racing.
Montoya, who failed to win an event in 2009, […]

Edwards Savors Bud Draw
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Edwards Savors Bud Draw
Edwards Savors Bud Draw

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Carl Edwards had the lucky hand at Thursday night’s draw party and pulled the pole position for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout at historic Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s the first race of the season and it will be nice to be up front,” said Edwards, who drives the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford. “It’s been a while since […]

NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2010 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule

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Telecast times for the 2010 NASCAR season have been released, and as previously announced, the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule features earlier, consistent start times throughout the year.
Points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET, West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and […]

Keselowski Is Ready To Rumble In Cup
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2010 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Keselowski Is Ready To Rumble In Cup
Keselowski Is Ready To Rumble In Cup

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – It’s no secret that NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski is rarely shy when it comes to using the front bumper.
The Michigan native’s aggressive nature was on display for all to see last season during his much-publicized on-track feud with Denny Hamlin.
So when NASCAR announced last month they are encouraging drivers […]

Media Day: They’re Talking Racing
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2010 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Media Day: They’re Talking Racing
Media Day: They’re Talking Racing

They won’t be racin’ until Saturday but on Thursday, they were talkin’. It’s Media Day at Daytona and that means the top drivers will be dispensing information – or not – from early in the morning until early in the evening. RacinToday will keep track of the top drivers’ top quotes and update them […]

Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
Thursday, 4 Feb, 2010 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The economy is bad, there’s no doubt, and it seems to be as hard on NASCAR as any other industry. But some things about a bad economy can bring about a breath of fresh air.
For instance, this year’s Raybestos Rookie of the Year battle in the […]