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NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Says Hendrick Cars Were Legal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – NASCAR officials said Friday that they had indeed warned Hendrick Motorsports officials that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin were close to exceeding legal tolerances, but that the cars were not illegal.
“It was just an informal warning,” NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said at Kansas [...]

Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:26 | One Comment
Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the [...]

Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Price Chopper 400 Chase Race 3 Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series one and only visit to the track this season. Jeff Gordon says his mile-and-a-half program could earn him a third victory at the facility while Carl Edwards says nothing would be bigger than a win at his home [...]

Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]

Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports
Tuesday, 29 Sep, 2009 – 11:08 | 4 Comments
Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There are those who automatically believe that drivers who work for Hendrick Motorsports have a built-in advantage.
No question the Hendrick entries have the best of everything – great cars, powerful engines, top-notch engineering, the best personnel available.
But that’s not the only reason that Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion, Jimmie Johnson [...]

Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up
Tuesday, 29 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’m not sure who’s in charge of accounting at NASCAR, but they might want to change the batteries in their calculator. I’m not sure it’s calculating.
NASCAR, which at the end of last season curtailed (but not entirely eliminated) testing as a cost-cutting measure, has announced that it will be permitted next [...]

Knaus Is Hearing The Sounds Of Success In Cup Garages
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Knaus Is Hearing The Sounds Of Success In Cup Garages

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chad Knaus is beginning to hear exactly what he wants to hear at Sprint Cup tracks and it is not just the sound of well-tuned Hendrick Motorsport engines. Knaus is hearing the sound of fear in his opponents.
He heard it before Sunday’s victory at Dover International Speedway and he heard [...]

Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 15:00 | 10 Comments
Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With the growing “cooperation” between racing teammates, you knew it was bound to happen:
A driver deliberately crashed in order to bring out a caution that helped his teammate win.
It happened in Formula One. Could it happen in NASCAR?
We know there’s a definite trend toward teammates helping teammates. That’s troubling, and if [...]