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Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?

It seems like every time I turn on the TV there’s Tony Stewart trashing the print media. The other night on Jimmy Spencer’s “What’s the Deal?” there was a clip of Stewart referring to one media member as either the dumbest or one of the dumbest of us for asking a question about the safety […]

Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 7:31 | One Comment
Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
According to Mr. Nielsen, the TV ratings for last Sunday’s Daytona 500 were down 16 percent, the lowest recorded in 19 years.
At the same time Mr. Nielsen reported that over 3 million more viewers turned into the race, a 14 percent gain over last year’s race.
Ratings were down while viewership was […]

Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s the most significant rule change in NASCAR history.
It will alter outcomes, it will assure last-lap drama and toe-curling excitement.
It will change racing forever.
It’s the new three green-white-checkered rule that NASCAR slipped into the rule book last week at Daytona almost at the last second.
After RacinToday first reported the change at […]

500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 18:36 | Comments Off on 500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, […]

Another of Mittler’s Boys Wins Big
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 15:16 | One Comment
Another of Mittler’s Boys Wins Big

When Mike Mittler awoke this morning and picked up his phone, there was a text message waiting. It was sent at 4:38 a.m. Central Time. It was from Jamie McMurray. Mittler said that, as much as anything that has been spoken or written about McMurray, says it all about the kind of person McMurray really […]

Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 8:48 | One Comment
Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just when it appeared NASCAR had patched up the Sprint Cup’s appeal, a patch was needed in Turn 2 to repair the asphalt prior to the finish of the Daytona 500. Oh well. After a splendid finish won by the rejuvenated Jamie McMurray, including the new […]

Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Robin Braig, president of Daytona International Speedway, has no immediate explanation for the pothole on the track that caused two long interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“As we do for every event, we inspected the track this morning and there were no concerns,’’ Braig said in a […]

McMurray Plates Up A Winner In Daytona
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 22:31 | One Comment
McMurray Plates Up A Winner In Daytona

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The finish of the race that seemed to take forever was worth the wait.
Jamie McMurray, NASCAR’s newest restrictor plate ace, held off Greg Biffle to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 in the second overtime period while comeback-minded Dale Earnhardt thrilled the crowd by charging from 10th to […]

Junior Gives Crowd A Thrill
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 22:01 | 8 Comments
Junior Gives Crowd A Thrill

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. discovered some of his old plate racing magic Sunday in the Daytona 500.
The crowd favorite charged from 10th to second place on the final lap of the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup race – it was probably the most important runner-up finish of his career.
Earnhardt, the son of a […]

There’s Artwork To Racing Cup Cars
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
There’s Artwork To Racing Cup Cars

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Daytona Speedweeks is my favorite part of every NASCAR season. The cars are on the track for the first time in race trim, all the changes that have been speculated upon and talked about for the previous six months are finally official and every team has a sense that this […]