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Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Andy Lally has it all backwards.
When a road racing driver moves to the Sprint Cup, it’s usually from a car with a big V-8 in the front. Before they became the Sprint Cup’s favorite road course ringers, Ron Fellows and Boris Said raced Camaros and Mustangs in the Trans-Am Series. [...]

Minter: The Drive To Diversify Began Many Years Ago
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Minter: The Drive To Diversify Began Many Years Ago

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program has plugged along for several years, with some positive results. Still the sport’s participants and fans remain predominately white.
Black Americans have played roles in NASCAR over the years, but rarely in starring spots.
Wendell Scott, the long-time Cup campaigner from Danville, Va., is the name that [...]

Woody: Nothing Funny About Racing Humor
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 6:45 | 10 Comments
Woody: Nothing Funny About Racing Humor

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I knew I was in trouble when I got an angry e-mail from Friends of Commodes complaining about a tongue-in-cheek column I wrote about the ongoing NASCAR-Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing soap opera (As the Urinal Turns).
“Dear Dumbo,” it read, “so you think there’s something funny about going to the bathroom? What a [...]

Park Returns To Roots In Hope Of Returning To Top
Wednesday, 5 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Park Returns To Roots In Hope Of Returning To Top

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Veteran driver Steve Park hopes success in a NASCAR series designed to showcase up-and-coming talent will resurrect his racing career.
The 41-year-old Park took a step in that direction Saturday night when he passed Jody Lavender for the lead with five laps remaining then pulled away from Ryan Truex. to win the [...]

Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne
Wednesday, 5 Aug, 2009 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s NASCAR teleconference was livelier than usual. Kasey Kahne was the featured speaker, and some interesting subjects, some on-track and some off, were discussed. Here’s a look at a few of them.
* Points racing:
One of the most interesting topics was the importance of race wins versus making the cut [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Preview
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 18:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Preview

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the road for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Kasey Kahne talks about going for the road-course season sweep, but Kurt Busch cautions Watkins Glen International is nothing like Infineon Raceway. Plus, find out why Tony Stewart is the driver to pick at The Glen.

Woody: Mayfield Stars In ‘As The Urinal Turns’
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 10:04 | 11 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Stars In ‘As The Urinal Turns’

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I know we shouldn’t be too flippant about a story that has riveted nationwide attention and is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture: “Jeremy Mayfield Goes to the Bathroom.”
But you have to admit, this opera has too much soap to ignore. 
For those who haven’t followed developments, here’s the timeline [...]

Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win [...]

Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 15:24 | One Comment
Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin bumped his way past Clint Bowyer to grab the lead with 10 laps to go in the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon and then held off Juan Pablo Montoya to get his first victory of the season.
Montoya hung on to finish second and make up [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 15:23 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap

Only days removed from losing his biggest fan, his grandmother, an emotional Denny Hamlin claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and third at Pocono Raceway. Juan Pablo Montoya earned a runner-up finish, his best result of the season. Hear from both Hamlin and Montoya, and find out how Tony Stewart [...]