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Earnhardt Jr. Recalls Atlanta Brush With Destiny, Edwards
Monday, 31 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Recalls Atlanta Brush With Destiny, Edwards

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pondering the key moments in his racing career, one that often comes to mind is Lap 312 of the fall race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2004.
At that point in that race, Earnhardt was in the driver’s seat, so to speak, as far as the [...]

Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Bowyer’s Car, Back Put Against Wall At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It’s a rare weekend off in the Sprint Cup series, and Clint Bowyer’s big hope had been that he would play a little golf in his charity tournament back home in Kansas, have a stress-free beer or two with old buds and mentally prep for his [...]

Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Elliott An Awesome Ambassador, Too

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville – The first time I met Bill Elliott was in the early 1970’s as I was speeding down a California turnpike one Sunday morning on my way to cover a race at Riverside Raceway.
Up ahead I noticed a car on the side of the road, hood up, steam spewing out. [...]

Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 15:34 | 8 Comments
Woody: Free Answers To Your Toughest Questions

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Free advice and worth every cent:
* Mr. Answer Man: Why can’t somebody can’t tell me, for gosh sakes, what time the dad-gummed race starts? – Teed-Off in Tallahassee.
Dear Teed: NASCAR hopes to be more precise about its starting times when its Research & Development Center completes work on a radical new [...]

Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Tuesday Morning Memo: Keep The Carbs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s just see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* Technical difficulties
Standing near the NASCAR hauler in the infield at Dover several years ago, then head of NASCAR’s research and development department Gary Nelson admitted he was nervous and not just because he was thinking about the post-race traffic he would [...]

Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race
Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Atlanta Has A Shining Reason To Host Labor Day Race

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A week from Sunday, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will return to the South for a Labor Day weekend race. Traditionalists likely will argue that the race should be held at Darlington Raceway, where the Southern 500 was a Southern Labor Day spectacle for decades.
But there are many around Atlanta who [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort
Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: E Is For Effort

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
* There’s no cheering in the press box – even if you’re holding the leader’s number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I spent the telecast of [...]

Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 21:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Busch, Martin Opt To Do It The Right Way At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was lesson night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Kyle Busch showed Mark Martin how to win in the Sharpie 500, and Martin showed Busch how to lose.
And both drivers and the 160,000 fans in the stands came away grateful for those lessons.
Too bad such a large portion of [...]

Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Ambrose’s Career Is Going Around In Circles

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Saturday was a great day for Australian Marcos Ambrose, not just a G’day, mate.
See, there are few things which Ambrose wants more in racing than to be able to ditch the rep of being a road-race guy. And on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Ambrose took a big swing [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2009 – 7:36 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Recap

Kyle Busch held off Mark Martin for the season sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway as both drivers fought for every point available in their quest to make the Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup. Hear from Busch and Martin and find out who is on the Chase bubble with just two races to go.