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Woody: What Race Was TV Watching On Sunday?
Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010 – 7:26 | 5 Comments
Woody: What Race Was TV Watching On Sunday?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’ve gotta get Larry the Cable Guy to come over and take a look at my set. Apparently I’m not picking up the same race telecast that the boys in the booth are watching.
Last week at California they kept raving about the “close racing” and “tight competition.”
Somehow I missed it, just […]

Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate
Woody: Too Early to Panic, Celebrate

What do the first two races tell us about how the rest of the season will go?
Not a lot, frankly.
Remember, last year Matt Kenseth got off to a rousing start by winning the first two races, then faded and didn’t even make the championship Chase.
On the flip side, Mark Martin got off to a stumbling […]

Blue Deuce Could Be Wild Card In The Chase
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010 – 8:40 | One Comment
Blue Deuce Could Be Wild Card In The Chase

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Kyle Busch was still a raw teenager getting his feet wet in NASCAR, older brother Kurt was already a stock car star.
But Kurt was quick to warn anybody who would listen that his kid brother was the real deal.
“If you think I’m pretty good, wait until you see Kyle,’’ […]

Woody: 48 Has Unbeatable Combo of Luck, Talent
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2010 – 7:46 | 2 Comments
Woody: 48 Has Unbeatable Combo of Luck, Talent

Whenever I hear someone mention NASCAR’s Lucky Dog I’m not sure if they’re talking about a freebie pass under caution or Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson seems to race with Lady Luck riding shotgun. Last Sunday at California was a perfect example. A caution came out just as Johnson entered pit road. It couldn’t have been timed more […]

Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2010 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?
Pedley: Bye-Bye To La La Land?

Good advice can come from some pretty unlikely sources. Like, say, the following advice:
“My grandmother had a saying: ‘Go little where wanted, go not at all where little wanted.’ ”
It’s advice that NASCAR might want to consider in the coming months. And for a couple of reasons; because of its high degree of common sense […]

Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’
Monday, 22 Feb, 2010 – 11:16 | One Comment
Pedley: Explaining The ‘Gift’

Monday leftovers following the NASCAR weekend in Southern California:
So there you are, charting the Auto Club 500 from the dip-stained Barcalounger and suddenly something seems amiss. Jimmie Johnson lines up for the final restart on the bumper of the pace car.
But, but, but…Jeff Burton was there a couple minutes before and Johnson was nowhere in […]

Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club

Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson survived a late-race charge by Kevin Harvick and won the Auto Club 500 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday.
The victory was the 48th of Johnson’s career. It tied him with Herb Thomas for 12th place on the all-time win list in Cup.
Johnson, gunning for […]

Flag to Flag: Fontana
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 10:52 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Fontana

Watching the Auto Club 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to join him in a live chat as he blogs the race at Fontana.

Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Momentum is one of the most talked about intangibles in sports. But is it significant or meaningless? That all depends on who you talk to – and whether they have it or not.
It was talked about a lot in the garages at Auto Club Speedway in the days leading up […]

NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2010 – 7:40 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day

Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet […]