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Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 14:02 | 12 Comments
Minter: Drivers Need To Speak Up

Hampton, Ga. – For the second time in less than a year, I’ve sat in a press box at a high-speed NASCAR track and watched a car be spun around, lift off the ground, turn upside down and slam into a retaining wall and catchfence.
At Talladega Superspeedway last year, it was Carl Edwards flying into […]

Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon
Ingram: Saturday Night Becomes Sunday Afternoon

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. –  It might impugn the integrity of Saturday night short tracks to suggest events at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday seemed more minor league than major. But Carl Edwards’ single-minded pursuit of Brad Keselowski was reminiscent of a grudge match at the local […]

Cup Notes: A Top Salvage Job
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 6:49 | 2 Comments
Cup Notes: A Top Salvage Job

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Kevin Harvick salvaged his worst run of the young Sprint Cup season by finishing ninth in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500.
Harvick, who ran outside of the top 20 much of the day with an ill-handling car, made up a lot of ground by dodging a Turn 4 wreck […]

Atlanta Wrap Up: Busch Thrills, Feud Sends Chills
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 19:42 | 2 Comments
Atlanta Wrap Up: Busch Thrills, Feud Sends Chills

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Things got upside down and sideways in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta before Kurt Busch finally won a race extended 16 laps by two green-white-checkered finishes.
Brad Keselowski got turned upside down by a payback from Carl Edwards with two laps left in regulation time and then […]

Kurt Busch Wins A Wild One In Atlanta
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins A Wild One In Atlanta
Kurt Busch Wins A Wild One In Atlanta

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Kurt Busch repeated as winner of the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, but he had to survive a wild, two green/white/checkered-restart finish to do it.
The victory was the 21st for Busch, whose last previous victory came at Texas Motor Speedway – like Atlanta, a quadoval – last fall.
Busch took the lead […]

Tebow ‘Steals’ Waltrip’s Car
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 11:09 | One Comment
Tebow ‘Steals’ Waltrip’s Car

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – Fox Sports analyst Darrell Waltrip flew home from calling the recent race at Las Vegas to discover his car missing from the airport’s private parking lot.
Long story short: Tim Tebow, in town for a workout, had parked his car next to DW’s. In the dark lot, Tebow’s party […]

Flag to Flag: Atlanta
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 9:19 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: Atlanta
Flag to Flag: Atlanta

Watching The Kobalt Tools 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Chat with him here live during the race as he blogs the action at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early
Race Day: The Chase To Stop Jimmie Begins Early

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s begun early this spring. Not the sprouting of flowers or the rising of gas prices. Rather, something more gloomy and depressing if you happen to be a NASCAR driver with hopes of winning the Sprint Cup championship.
This spring, Jimmie Johnson has heated up before the daytime temperatures in Georgia. […]

Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole
Friday, 5 Mar, 2010 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole
Earnhardt Earns AMS Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – As temperatures dropped in the fading evening light at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cool with his lap when he climbed out after qualifying. He was neither ecstatic nor nonchalant, instead acting more like a driver who’s been to the top of […]

Full-Time Gig Has Smith Comfy In Furniture Car
Friday, 5 Mar, 2010 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Full-Time Gig Has Smith Comfy In Furniture Car
Full-Time Gig Has Smith Comfy In Furniture Car

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – For most of his Sprint Cup career, Regan Smith has been known for almost winning the October, 2008, Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Some will still argue that he did win since he crossed the finish line first only to be penalized for going below the yellow […]