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Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad [...]

NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap

Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 8:41 | One Comment
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Flag to Flag: Michigan
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Michigan

Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes

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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 19:16 | One Comment
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when [...]

Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 13:21 | 17 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Atlanta this week, promoting the upcoming Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s part of the obligations that fall on recent race winners in NASCAR. Each track gets a day’s time from recent winners to use to promote upcoming races. As bad as [...]

Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off
Thursday, 13 Aug, 2009 – 14:00 | 4 Comments
Wood Brothers Cautious Approach Paying Off

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During the annual NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., last January, officials from the Wood Brothers Racing team and Ford Racing took to a dais and explained how they were returning to the past in order to improve the future.
Reaction from reporters gathered in the hotel ballroom varied.
Body language, in [...]

Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 8:01 | One Comment
Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Consider the IndyCar Series’ decision to return Texas Motor Speedway to its “traditional” spot as first race after the Indianapolis 500 in 2010 as an extra round of therapy for track president Eddie Gossage.
Widely acknowledged as the country’s premier motorsports promoter, Gossage continues to recover at [...]