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Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Thursday, 9 Jul, 2009 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row [...]

Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
Thursday, 9 Jul, 2009 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the [...]

Woody: Waltrip Had The Sizzle and the Steak As Driver
Wednesday, 8 Jul, 2009 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Waltrip Had The Sizzle and the Steak As Driver

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Darrell Waltrip has been – and continues to be – one of the most influential individuals in NASCAR history.
Likewise, there’s no argument that Waltrip deserves to be in the new NASCAR Hall Fame.
The only question is, when?
Waltrip is one of 25 nominees for the HOF, whose inaugural class will be [...]

Minter: Racing No Longer Family-Sized?
Wednesday, 8 Jul, 2009 – 6:52 | 6 Comments
Minter: Racing No Longer Family-Sized?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Wednesday  observations:
* In the past three weeks, racing duties have carried me to two Georgia dirt tracks, Dixie Speedway and West Georgia Speedway, and to Daytona International Speedway.
At Dixie Speedway, I had barely gotten inside the gate when track owner Mickey Swims pulled up in an old water truck and [...]

Minter: Sprint Cup Racing Is Speeding Toward Trouble
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 12:11 | 7 Comments
Minter: Sprint Cup Racing Is Speeding Toward Trouble

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Among the many empty seats in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway last week was the one usually occupied by David Poole.
Poole wasn’t there because he died on April 28, just two days after covering the race at Talladega Superspeedway in which Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards wrecked [...]

Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com 
Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive [...]

NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock.com 400 Preview
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock.com 400 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway, where Marcos Ambrose says he has a shot at a top-10 finish. On the outside of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Clint Bowyer plans to use Saturday night’s race to make up ground. Plus, the top five in Driver Rating predicts Matt Kenseth could [...]

Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart
Monday, 6 Jul, 2009 – 10:50 | 2 Comments
Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* I don’t know whom that was that crawled out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Chevrolet following Saturday night’s Coke Zero, but somebody needed to ask him for an ID and then what he has done with Tony Stewart.
Because the Tony Stewart [...]

Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona
Sunday, 5 Jul, 2009 – 11:07 | One Comment
Chaotic Finish Gives Stewart The Victory At Daytona

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com 
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Restrictor plate racing at its hotly contested best – or worst – broke out again at the checkered flag at Daytona. By time the race ground to a halt, Kyle Busch’s car looked like it had been to the junkyard crusher after losing a duel [...]

Woody: Pass The Butter, Earnhardt Is Toast
Sunday, 5 Jul, 2009 – 11:00 | 12 Comments
Woody: Pass The Butter, Earnhardt Is Toast

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
NASCAR’s most popular driver appears destined to be a spectator in this fall’s championship playoffs.
If Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to make the 12-man championship field, he needed to make a major move Saturday night at Daytona.
But he moved in the wrong direction, dropping from 19th to 21st in the standings [...]