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Minter: Junior Should Go Backward to Go Forward
Friday, 26 Mar, 2010 – 6:42 | 3 Comments
Minter: Junior Should Go Backward to Go Forward

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I read with great interest an article on the ‘Net the other day in which Darrell Waltrip told the Virginian Pilot that he believes Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs to go run some Camping World Truck Series races.
“He needs to get somewhere where he can win, and I’d get him in […]

Gordon on Racing: ‘I’m Shocked We’re 11th’
Thursday, 25 Mar, 2010 – 6:45 | 2 Comments
Gordon on Racing: ‘I’m Shocked We’re 11th’

Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from racing cars to rearing children. Today, Gordon weighs in on the […]

Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
Wednesday, 24 Mar, 2010 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
Woody: End Of The Wing Fling

When I heard that NASCAR plans to clip Jimmie Johnson’s wings this week at Martinsville, I thought, “About time.”
Maybe the rest of the field will have a chance.
But it turns out that everybody else’s wings are getting clipped, too.
NASCAR has decided to do away with the wing on the back of its cars and return […]

Gordon On Racing: I Just Want A Championship
Wednesday, 24 Mar, 2010 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Gordon On Racing: I Just Want A Championship

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from racing cars to rearing children. Today Gordon discusses rivalries, Hendrick Motorsports […]

Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It doesn’t appear that the big questions surrounding the replacing of wings with spoilers on Sprint Cup cars will be answered until the series hits the tracks for real racing in coming weeks.
So said drivers and crew chiefs after the first day of a two-day test of the spoiler-bedecked cars […]

Woody: Now We Know Why There’s No Geezer Tour
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 7:19 | 5 Comments
Woody: Now We Know Why There’s No Geezer Tour

A Seniors Tour is fine in golf. But not in racing.
In golf when an old dude hits one out of bounds he simply mutters, drops another ball and keeps playing.
In racing when they hit one out of bounds they go to the hospital.
That’s what happened last Saturday at Bristol when Larry Pearson and Charlie Glotzbach […]

Gordon On Racing: Everything’s So Different Today
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 6:58 | 6 Comments
Gordon On Racing: Everything’s So Different Today

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from having at it to rearing children. Parts two and three of the […]

Hall of Fame Countdown Begins
Monday, 22 Mar, 2010 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Hall of Fame Countdown Begins
Hall of Fame Countdown Begins

RacinToday.com
To mark the final days before the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, fans are invited to participate in a 50-day countdown on Twitter and watch www.NASCARHall.com for 50 days of news about the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Beginning Monday and running through May 11, a trivia question will be posted each morning on the […]

Ingram: Hello Spoiler, Good-bye Rear Wing
Monday, 22 Mar, 2010 – 12:08 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Hello Spoiler, Good-bye Rear Wing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The switch to a spoiler on the COT chassis, which will help make it more of the car of yesteryear as well as the car of tomorrow, is a bit like team owners changing crew chiefs when things aren’t working right for one of their drivers. […]

Pedley: 48 Has Won The Head Game
Monday, 22 Mar, 2010 – 7:50 | 2 Comments
Pedley: 48 Has Won The Head Game

For Chad Knaus, it seems to be mission accomplished. It seems that his oft-stated goal of not just winning the mechanical battles against other Sprint Cup teams, but also prevailing in the psychological war, is all but won.
At least that was sure the way it sounded late Sunday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway as contender-who-fell-short […]