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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 [...]

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 [...]