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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 [...]

Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by [...]

Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Currently there are 34 oval-track races on the Sprint Cup schedule and just two road-course races.
Have you ever hit your head so hard, or eaten a sandwich made with mayo that was left out in the sun too long, that your mind began to ponder the question of: What if [...]

Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty
Thursday, 18 Jun, 2009 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When you think about the great road racers in NASCAR, a few names come to mind immediately – Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart for starters. Then there are the ringers like Scott Pruett and Boris Said, and other road-course experts like Robby Gordon and Marcos Ambrose.
But looking [...]

Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 15:57 | 5 Comments
Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports has always had this wonderful assortment of human parts and pieces.
It’s had the type of faces which keep People Magazine in business. It’s had the pit-box geniuses who have propelled crew chiefing – and even tire-changing – to a spectator sport. It’s had the owner for whom every [...]