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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 [...]

NASCAR Penalizes Truex Team
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 15:30 | One Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Truex Team

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NASCAR announced today that Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, crew chief Kevin Manion and car owner Teresa Earnhardt have been fined for rule violations during last weekend’s event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Truex was penalized 25 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver standings. Manion was [...]

On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 11:58 | 3 Comments
On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – With throwing rumors against the wall to see what will stick being standard operating procedure in journalism’s brave new world, there are very few surprises on the sports-writing beat.
But three years ago at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a beauty of a surprise in store for those covering [...]

Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void
Monday, 13 Jul, 2009 – 11:55 | 5 Comments
Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s tragedies have a way of making one wonder how things would be had they not happened. They remind racing folks of the words of the old George Jones song  “Who’s gonna fill their shoes.”
Those thoughts come to mind today, the 16th anniversary of Davey Allison’s death due to a [...]

Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 20:59 | 3 Comments
Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some of the sheen is coming off the new, highly touted, previously praised double-file restart thing and not just because of the of television “talent’s” narcissistic, ad nauseum  “shoooootout staaaal” blitherings.
Drivers, too, seem to be jumping up and down on the use of restarts, where the cars at the front [...]

Martin Wins At Chicagoland
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Martin Wins At Chicagoland

By Nick Bromberg | Special Correspondent
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Mark Martin smoked Jeff Gordon on a green-white-checker restart to win the LifeLock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
“On that restart Mark went a little early and I spun the tires when I tried to get going,” Gordon said.
However, even with his success on that last restart, don’t count Martin as a [...]

Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Race Day: Gordon Committed Serious Error At Chicago in 2005

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Jeff Gordon has something to prove in Chicago. A pride thing. Capital “P”, too. Chicago is the site of one of the biggest mistakes Gordon has made during his racing career and by golly, he wants a chance to make amends.
Unfortunately for the four-time Sprint Cup champion, [...]

Flag to Flag: Chicago
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 15:58 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Chicago

Watching the LifeLock.com 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here as he goes Flag to Flag from Chicago.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 7:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway

RacinToday’s exclusive video of the sights and sounds of Sprint Cup action at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.  (Video by reallyreallybig.com)