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NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview
Wednesday, 2 Sep, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview

NASCAR returns to the South for Labor Day weekend as Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its first Sprint Cup Series night race. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman say racing under the lights will make one of NASCAR’s fastest and most competitive tracks even better. Plus, find out why Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a good chance of [...]

Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 20:26 | 3 Comments
Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout his long and storied career in the circuit now known as Sprint Cup, Richard Petty enjoyed much success in the state of Georgia, where the Cup circuit runs this Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton.
Petty grabbed six of his 200 career wins at [...]

Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski Becomes Penske Material

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Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.
Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.
Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this [...]

Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | 10 Comments
Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing

Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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It was odd to hear Ray Evernham, who started and parked a race team, woofing about start-and-park drivers.

Childress Says Harvick In No. 29 Car Next Year
Monday, 31 Aug, 2009 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Childress Says Harvick In No. 29 Car Next Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Childress on Monday put out a statement about the future of Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing.
Also on Monday, Yates Racing announced it is replacing Bobby Labonte as driver of the No. 96 car for seven races this season. He will be replaced by Erik Darnell.
In the statement, Childress [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Recalls Atlanta Brush With Destiny, Edwards
Monday, 31 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Recalls Atlanta Brush With Destiny, Edwards

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pondering the key moments in his racing career, one that often comes to mind is Lap 312 of the fall race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2004.
At that point in that race, Earnhardt was in the driver’s seat, so to speak, as far as the [...]

Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It’s a rare weekend off in the Sprint Cup series, and Clint Bowyer’s big hope had been that he would play a little golf in his charity tournament back home in Kansas, have a stress-free beer or two with old buds and mentally prep for his [...]

Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The first time I met Bill Elliott was in the early 1970’s as I was speeding down a California turnpike one Sunday morning on my way to cover a race at Riverside Raceway.
Up ahead I noticed a car on the side of the road, hood up, steam spewing out. [...]

Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 15:34 | 8 Comments
Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Free advice and worth every cent:
* Mr. Answer Man: Why can’t somebody can’t tell me, for gosh sakes, what time the dad-gummed race starts? – Teed-Off in Tallahassee.
Dear Teed: NASCAR hopes to be more precise about its starting times when its Research & Development Center completes work on a radical new [...]

Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would [...]