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Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 10:13 | 2 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Two Indiana drivers and former Brickyard winners, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, talk about what it means to win at their home track and why Goodyear Tires are ready to go. Stewart tops the Driver Rating list, and see who else to pick [...]

Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 9:45 | One Comment
Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – A dozen NASCAR haulers rolled into Road Atlanta early today as preparations began in earnest for next month’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series stops at Watkins Glen International.
Drivers from Roush Fenway Racing, Penske Racing, Robby Gordon Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and RAB [...]

Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back
Monday, 20 Jul, 2009 – 12:15 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Mayfield Keeps Firing Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A colleague of mine is having a real hard time negotiating his way through this whole Jeremy Mayfield thing. How in the world, this colleague wonders, can a person as guilty as NASCAR says Mayfield is, go to such extreme lengths to defend himself?
My answer to this anonymous colleague (let’s [...]

Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Friday, 17 Jul, 2009 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Atlanta, Ga. – NASCAR driver David Ragan went back to his roots Thursday night – racing Legends cars on the quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the same piece of asphalt where he drove his very first race at age 12.
He went not as a visiting Cup start but as [...]

Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
Thursday, 16 Jul, 2009 – 17:06 | One Comment
Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a [...]

Woody: Something Is Wrong With This Picture
Thursday, 16 Jul, 2009 – 17:00 | 19 Comments
Woody: Something Is Wrong With This Picture

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
That hammering we heard earlier this week was said to be the final nails in Jeremy Mayfield’s coffin.
Well, maybe.
Even though NASCAR has produced another alleged positive drug test, along with an eye-witness who has sworn to Mayfield’s past drug use, I’ve still got some nagging questions.
For starters, how plausible is this [...]

Woody: Marty Robbins Loved Racing As Much As Singing
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2009 – 19:50 | 4 Comments
Woody: Marty Robbins Loved Racing As Much As Singing

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Nashville, Tenn. – Marty Robbins used to race at the Fairgrounds, then rush downtown to the Ryman in time to take the stage – sometimes still bearing the sweat and grime of the track – for the final set on the Grand Ole Opry.
“The only thing my dad loved more [...]

NASCAR Says Stepmother Saw Mayfield Use Meth
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2009 – 19:45 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Says Stepmother Saw Mayfield Use Meth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR on Wednesday filed documents asking that the U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, vacate the recent ruling by Judge Graham C. Mullen which had lifted the suspension of driver/owner Jeremy Mayfield for violating the organization’s substance abuse policy.
The filing came after Mayfield allegedly tested positive [...]

Hamlin Playing Lead Role With Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kiddy Corps
Wednesday, 15 Jul, 2009 – 7:52 | One Comment
Hamlin Playing Lead Role With Joe Gibbs Racing’s  Kiddy Corps

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Atlanta – Denny Hamlin’s expression could best be described as a cold stare as he walked into the media room at Atlanta Motor Speedway Tuesday during a break in a Goodyear tire test.
But initial looks were deceiving. When it came time to meet with the media, Hamlin smiled broadly and [...]