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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 [...]

Woody: Let It Rain And Let Them Race
Monday, 10 Aug, 2009 – 11:15 | One Comment
Woody: Let It Rain And Let Them Race

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
And now for those most famous words in auto racing:
“Gentlemen, start your umbrellas!”
After back-to-back rainouts at Pocono and Watkins Glen, word is that NASCAR has begun work at its R&D facility on a new AOT (Ark of Tomorrow.)
It’s been so rainy that the AFLAC duck caught a cold.
For two weeks in [...]

Stewart Spends Rainy Weekend Thinking About The Future
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2009 – 17:46 | One Comment
Stewart Spends Rainy Weekend Thinking About The Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Rookie NASCAR team-owner/driver Tony Stewart is mulling the addition of a third team to his Sprint Cup Series stable in 2010. And Stewart, the series points-leader, had plenty of time to consider his options Sunday evening after rain forced postponement of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream [...]

Johnson Ready To Stage A Successful Road Show
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2009 – 15:02 | One Comment
Johnson Ready To Stage A Successful Road Show

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There aren’t many holes the size of a pin in the racing resume of Jimmie Johnson, the three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.
Forty-three victories, 19 poles , 110 top-five and 170 top-10 finishes in 276 career starts qualifies as enough said.
Still, Johnson’s failure to [...]

Race Day: This Isn’t California
Sunday, 9 Aug, 2009 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Race Day: This Isn’t California

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Heavy rains  in Upstate New York have forced postponement of the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
The revised schedule calls for the race to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.  There is, however, a chance for more rain in the area on Monday.
When the race does resume, it will [...]

Drivers Offer To Help NASCAR With 2010 Scheduling
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 16:05 | 5 Comments
Drivers Offer To Help NASCAR With 2010 Scheduling

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Less than a week after enduring Monday’s four-hour marathon at Pocono Raceway, NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman was more than happy on Friday to chime in on how the 2010 Sprint Cup schedule should take shape.
It starts with reducing the length of races.
“Realistically from an excitement standpoint, all [...]

Green Means Danger At The Glen
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Green Means Danger At The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There’s more than meets the eye for a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver barreling into Turn 1 at Watkins Glen International.
Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson has the option of gridding from either the inside or outside at the start of Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. [...]

Johnson Updates His Road Course Resume at The Glen
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 21:14 | Comments Off
Johnson Updates His Road Course Resume at The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Jimmie Johnson walked into the garage area at Watkins Glen International Friday morning without either a road-course pole or victory to his name.
Scratch the former. Johnson, the three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, staked his first claim as a road-racing ace by qualifying on-pole [...]

Minter: In NASCAR, Parkers Keep Cash And Clunkers
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 16:38 | One Comment
Minter: In NASCAR, Parkers Keep Cash And Clunkers

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When it comes to personal vehicles, I’ve always tended to adopt the same philosophy as the start-and-park teams in NASCAR. The goal is to try to remain in the transportation game but have as many dollars as possible left over at the end of the day.
My cars won’t ever win [...]

Boris Says: Cup Drivers Now Road Savvy
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Boris Says: Cup Drivers Now Road Savvy

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – When it comes to turning left and right, road racing ace Boris Said believes there’s no comparison between today’s Sprint Cup competitors and the drivers that competed in NASCAR’s premier series just over a decade ago.
“It’s night and day,” the 46-year old Said said. “Ten years [...]