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For Miss Sprint Cup, Mugging Is Working
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 16:22 | 4 Comments
For Miss Sprint Cup, Mugging Is Working

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Surely you have seen her on the TV, jockeying for position during the typical NASCAR Victory Lane celebration scrum.
Lurking. Miss Sprint Cup always is lurking…albeit with a perpetual smile, augmented by the occasional shuffle and the well-timed head-nod.
Don’t try these subtle moves while standing atop your [...]

Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 8:31 | Comments Off
Minter: NASCAR Needs To Start Showing Blind Data

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Thursday Observations:
* In recent years NASCAR has begun making all sorts of on-track data available to teams, media and fans. There are all sorts of “loop data” numbers available, made possible by the latest electronic scoring loops that have been placed at every track.
But the one bit of information not [...]

Wood Brothers Turning Fewer Laps, More Heads
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 14:15 | 4 Comments
Wood Brothers Turning Fewer Laps, More Heads

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Bill Elliott decided part of the way into the 2007 Sprint Cup season that he was coming out of semi-retirement to drive the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford, he made it clear that it wouldn’t be one of those deals where he rested on his laurels and cashed in [...]

Ford Boss Says New Engine On Track Soon
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 14:10 | Comments Off
Ford Boss Says New Engine On Track Soon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Brian Wolfe looks very much like the engineer that he is, except maybe for the nice haircut. So when Wolfe, the director of Ford Racing Technology, talks about his company and NASCAR, you get the feeling that here is a guy who knows his product and is not [...]

Hamlin Says The Fight Is For Hendrick’s Scraps
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says The Fight Is For Hendrick’s Scraps

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Joe Gibbs Racing has staked a claim to best in class in Sprint Cup, or at least that’s the way Denny Hamlin sized it up on this week’s NASCAR teleconference.
Hamlin said the three-team JGR outfit is the best of the non-Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated teams.
“Week in, week out, it’s a Hendrick [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Preview
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 1:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono Raceway as Tony Stewart goes for the season sweep. Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. talk about the challenges presented by the unique three-turn track. Denny Hamlin tops the Driver Rating list at the Tricky Triangle, but find out who else is a good pick this weekend. [...]

A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 15:33 | One Comment
A.J. Allmendinger Enjoys Riding With The King

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – A.J. Allmendinger didn’t give Richard Petty Motorsports its historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Kasey Kahne delivered that feel-good moment to King Richard and partners-via-merger George N. Gillett Jr. and Ray Evernham at Infineon Raceway last month.
But as a driver who knows he easily could [...]

McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 15:30 | Comments Off
McMurray Won’t Be Back At Roush In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roush Fenway Racing on Tuesday announced its 2010 Sprint Cup driver lineup and that Jamie McMurray will not be back as part of the lineup.
Instead, Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said that the hope is that McMurray and his team will be absorbed by Yates Racing, which is affiliated with [...]

Woody: Five Not Enough For Hall’s Walls
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
Woody: Five Not Enough For Hall’s Walls

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I know exactly which of the 25 nominees should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.
All of ‘em.
Nobody can dispute that every one of the 25 is deserving, so why not open the Hall with a bang and induct all of them in one banner class?
There’s no future shortage [...]

Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship

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Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the [...]