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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 [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway, a driver’s race track according to points leader Tony Stewart. Clint Bowyer says there’s always strong racing at the facility. Plus, Driver Rating predicts Carl Edwards should defend last year’s win on the fifth anniversary of his first series start at the facility.

Humpy Wheeler Offers Up Some Cures
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 16:50 | 4 Comments
Humpy Wheeler Offers Up Some Cures

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler is as far from a gloom-and-doom guy as you can find in racing. Anyone who saw his innovative promotions during his 33 years as president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway knows that Wheeler likes to have fun.
So when Wheeler sees attendance significantly off  for [...]

Where There’s Heat, There’s Smoke: Stewart Wins at The Glen
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 8:03 | 2 Comments
Where There’s Heat, There’s Smoke: Stewart Wins at The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Tony Stewart’s grip on a third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship got a little tighter Monday afternoon at Watkins Glen International.
A day after rain washed-out the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Stewart turned the sticky summertime conditions in the Finger Lakes Region to [...]

Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* You think some NASCAR team owner out there ought to be scrambling right now to come up with the telephone number of Mark Skaife? Think that owner should have the check book out and the seat-fitting department on high alert?
Perhaps, because judging [...]

Vicious Wreck Leaves Gordon Hurting
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 7:02 | 6 Comments
Vicious Wreck Leaves Gordon Hurting

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There was a moment Monday afternoon when Jeff Gordon, a bonafide NASCAR road-racing ace, admitted he was glad the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup is an all-oval affair.
Gordon and his tender lower back took the physical brunt of a vicious six-car accident on Lap 64 [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Review
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 19:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Review

With his fifth win at Watkins Glen International, Tony Stewart set a record at the historic track and extended his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead. In Monday’s rain-delayed race, Stewart outdueled Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Marcos Ambrose. Hear from Stewart, Ambrose and more with four races remaining until the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint [...]

Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Stewart Rolls To Third Victory Of Season

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Tony Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose and an shrinking fuel supply to win Monday’s rain-delayed Heluva Good! Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
Carls Edwards finished third.
Kyle Busch was fourth.
Stewart, the series points leader, will be able to clinch a berth in the Chase with a good run next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 11:22 | 6 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Recalling The Original Ringer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
“Road course ringers” became a hotter-than-usual topic at Watkins Glen this weekend. When Marcos Ambrose put a surprising but incredibly clean move on Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race, the offended driver and other veterans cried foul in unison.
Next thing you [...]