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Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 19:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole
Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole

RacinToday.com
Hometown boy Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American Sprint Cup race Friday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It was the first Vegas pole for Busch, who drives the No. 2 Dodge for Penske Racing.
But it was the second in a row for his crew chief, Steve Addington. Addington won the pole and […]

Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes

Las Vegas, Nev. – Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet wound up in the same position Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that it was with just over two laps remaining on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. – in the wall.
After closing onto the rear bumper of eventual race-winner Jimmie Johnson by running […]

Work Routines Being Spoiled
Friday, 26 Feb, 2010 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Work Routines Being Spoiled
Work Routines Being Spoiled

Which team will win the Sprint Cup championship in the coming fall? It just might be the team that is best at multitasking during the current winter.
Teams right now today – the smart ones, at least – are not only working on conquering the challenges at hand, they are also grinding away on a challenge […]

Minter: Hard Work Fizzles
Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010 – 16:35 | One Comment
Minter: Hard Work Fizzles

A few random racing thoughts on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Georgia:
There once was a time when I started my day by picking up the newspaper first thing in the morning and reading a great columnist like the late Lewis Grizzard.
Now, I get my day off to a good start by turning on […]

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 […]