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‘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 [...]

It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 8:20 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Day For Goodyear At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Goodyear officials insisted they were not worried when the Sprint Cup cars were fired up for the first time Friday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but they sure looked relieved when the cars were garaged for the night.
Two one hour-long practices were held at IMS in preparation for [...]

Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 15:42 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before [...]

Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to [...]

Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That [...]

Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there [...]