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The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:20 | Comments Off
The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – Several of those who took part in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame stood up to remind other voters that what they were doing was nothing less than deciding whose faces will appear on the sport’s Mount Rushmore.
If that’s true then [...]

RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:02 | Comments Off
RacinToday’s Votes Went To…

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Charlotte, N.C. – RacinToday.com was represented in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame by two of its senior writers. Here is how those two staffers voted and why:
Jim Pedley:
Bill France Sr. – Pretty simple. No Bill France Sr., no NASCAR, no NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill France Jr. – France [...]

Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – Being part of the voting panel for the first class to be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was the experience of a lifetime.
Sitting in that meeting room Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was very much like taking a personal tour through NASCAR history.
There were [...]

Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 7:42 | 4 Comments
Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Is the bar about to close in NASCAR?
Jack Daniel’s has announced that it will end its sponsorship of one of Richard Childress Racing’s Sprint Cup cars at the end of the season. Earlier, Jim Beam likewise said it will discontinue its sponsorship of Robby Gordon’s cars.
A couple of years ago Busch [...]

Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 19:25 | 33 Comments
Woody: This Earnhardt Jr. Thing Is A Head-Scratcher

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For awhile I wrote it off as just some sort of weird coincidence.
I don’t any more.
It can’t be mere coincidence that week after week, race after race, three Hendrick Motorsports drivers do so well while a fourth flounders.
It happened again Sunday in California. Jimmie Johnson won the race. One of [...]

Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 19:00 | 2 Comments
Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Charlotte, N.C. – The “Meeting Preparation Materials” packet which the NASCAR Hall of Fame sent out is an inch, inch-and-a quarter thick. It’s filled with names and biographies and info about voting procedures and meeting times.
A friend saw it sitting on the dining room table and remarked that it’s going [...]

Gossage Is Back But With New Priorities
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 13:58 | One Comment
Gossage Is Back But With New Priorities

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Irving, Texas – Despite being outshot by NASCAR star Carl Edwards, happiness is a warm gun – and cancer in remission – for Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage.
“I feel great. The doctor tells me I’m in complete remission – don’t have any sign of the cancer – so it’s [...]

Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 9:05 | One Comment
Ingram: NASCAR Realizes It’s A Fiddle, Not A Violin

By Jonathan Ingram | RacinToday.com
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Is NASCAR a southern sport?
More to the point – is stock car racing a southern sport?
Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by starting times that were all over the TV-land map, these are appropriate questions.
Last week, France and TV executives [...]

Johnson Wins California, Moves To Top Of Chase
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 8:25 | One Comment
Johnson Wins California, Moves To Top Of Chase

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Call Jimmie Johnson “Cream”. It’s Chase time again and, again, Johnson is rising to the top of, well, everything.
Sunday afternoon, in the fourth of 10 playoff races, Johnson moved to the front of the field in the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and won for the second time in the last [...]

NASCAR NEWSCAST Auto Club Recap
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 23:12 | Comments Off
NASCAR NEWSCAST Auto Club Recap

A recap of the action from Sunday’s Auto Club 500 from Fontana. Jimmie Johnson took the win, and with it, the lead in the Chase standings.