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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 11:00 | One Comment
Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In a year woefully short of good news, I got some last week.
Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president and a good friend for some 30 years, said he’s making progress in his battle with cancer.
I’d sent Eddie (“Goose” as he’s been called by friends since he worked in The Tennessean sports [...]

Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 by a narrow margin over Mark Martin, but it will be remembered as the race Juan Pablo Montoya lost.
Taking the lead with an outside pass on the double-file restart, Johnson out-dueled the Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Martin over the final 23 [...]

Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* More on the subject of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and whether or not it is a big, huge, important race.
You can get a sense of the that from the way those who have won the Brickyard talk about it. That’s common [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap

Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win consecutive races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he outdueled Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin for his third Indy win. Hear from both Johnson and Martin and find out where Juan Pablo Montoya finished after a speeding penalty on pit road cost him the [...]

‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 8:17 | Comments Off
‘The Kid’ Turns 50, But Wanted A 49 Flat

By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – When he smiles, Mark Martin’s face has more wrinkles than the NASCAR rulebook.
Known as “The Kid” during his days a teen sensation in the American Speed Association, Martin has come a long way since he raced cars out of barn-like shop in North Liberty, just up the road [...]

Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | 5 Comments
Race Day: ESPN Has Work To Do Starting Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Rich Feinberg has seen the rating numbers for television coverage of the first half of the Sprint Cup season. As vice president for motorsports at ESPN, it is his job to see and study those numbers. And yes, Feinberg says, they are disconcerting.
Beginning this weekend at Indianapolis [...]

Flag to Flag: Brickyard 400
Sunday, 26 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | 34 Comments
Flag to Flag: Brickyard 400

Watching the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here with him as he posts Flag to Flag from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

All New Is Not All Good for RCR’s Bowyer
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 18:02 | Comments Off
All New Is Not All Good for  RCR’s Bowyer

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – It’s a new Clint Bowyer who is turning laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season. New number on his car, new sponsors on the hood and quarterpanels, and new color on the driver suit.
And that’s all cool.
What is not so cool is Bowyer’s new place in the [...]

Martin Takes Pole At Brickyard
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 15:05 | One Comment
Martin Takes Pole At Brickyard

Mark Martin will start from the pole for Sunday’s All State 400 at the Brickyard. At 50 years, 197 days old, Martin became the oldest pole winner of a major event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and he was the only driver to top 182 mph during the rain-delayed qualifying.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won [...]