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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 [...]

Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2009 – 22:28 | One Comment
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no [...]

Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer
Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2009 – 22:20 | One Comment
Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shakes hand with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, widely acknowledged as the premier promoter in domestic motorsports, is being treated for cancer.
Gossage’s condition [...]

Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
Wednesday, 22 Jul, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be [...]

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 [...]