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Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 20:33 | One Comment
Petty’s Perseverance Puts Him Back Onto His Throne

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When it comes to life lessons learned from auto racing, few can compare to the example of Richard Petty’s perseverance.
Yes, he has been and remains the sport’s King when it comes to race wins, championships, career starts, poles, popularity and a lot of other categories.
But since his winning days as [...]

Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s [...]

Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinTodaycom
Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 22:52 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Kasey Kahne survived several double-file restarts, shootout style to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course win and return Richard Petty to Victory Lane. Hear from Kahne and runner-up/points leader Tony Stewart. Plus, find out how Juan Pablo Montoya climbed into the top 12 on the eve of the Race to he Chase. [...]

Tony Stewart’s Relationship With His Father Is A Winner
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart’s Relationship With His Father Is A Winner

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart isn’t exactly the kind of guy who feels comfortable hugging other men or telling them he loves them, even when it comes to his own father, Nelson Stewart.
But the two-time Cup champion, in his own special way, does show his appreciation for his father’s company and for all [...]

Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts
Sunday, 21 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Being a native of Colombia, Juan Pablo Montoya still has a bit of trouble with the English language. And from time to time, that can lead to translation problems and even misunderstandings.
But in talking about restarts under NASCAR’s new double-file procedure during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race on the road course [...]

Pedley: Road Racing Skill Essential For Driver Cred
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 22:39 | Comments Off
Pedley: Road Racing Skill Essential For Driver Cred

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There are a number of things about Sprint Cup road racing which should and will be debated for as long as NASCAR opts to run races at places like Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen International.
Things like, should NASCAR continue to run races at those places? And should a road [...]

Gilliland To Be In Borrowed EGR Car
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Gilliland To Be In Borrowed EGR Car

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TRG Motorsports has leased the No. 1 Chevrolet Impala SS from Earnhardt Ganassi for the Toyota Save Mart 350 to be run at Infineon Raceway Sunday.
In Saturday’s first practice, David Gilliland was involved in an accident exiting pit road when he collided with the No. 34 of John Andretti.
The damage to the No. 71 Adobe [...]

Woods Lend Said Several Hands
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Woods Lend Said Several Hands

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing team won’t have a car in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway, but they will have a crew.
The team has lent its over-the-wall gang to Boris Said, who will start ninth in the race driving the Ford Fusion of No Fear Racing.
“We spoke a few [...]

Woody: Dog Pile On Mayfield!
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 7:30 | 12 Comments
Woody: Dog Pile On Mayfield!

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As the most intriguing mystery in modern NASCAR history drags on – did suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield use a banned substance or did he not? – the piling-on has begun.
More and more bloggers and other ozone-dwellers are suggesting that the evidence against Mayfield is mounting and it is folly for [...]