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Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
“Surprise! Surprise!”
And:
“Gawleeeeeee!”
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top [...]

Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
RacinToday.com
It’s one for NASCAR’s Lowlights Film:
At one point during last Sunday’s race at Dover, leader Jimmie Johnson deliberately slowed down and allowed teammate Mark Martin to pass him.
Martin led the lap, “earning” five bonus points.
Then Johnson zipped back around him, reassumed the lead, and sped off to victory.
A charity pass [...]

Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude

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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied

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The National Stock Car Racing Commission announced Tuesday that the major penalties levied by NASCAR on the Sprint Cup team of Carl Long would stand.
Those penalties included:
* A loss of 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points; suspension from 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 18, 2009; [...]

Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]

Woody: Stewart Is Top Driver, Top Story Right Now
Monday, 1 Jun, 2009 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Woody: Stewart Is Top Driver, Top Story Right Now

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A lot of us thought Tony Stewart was making a big mistake when he weaned himself from Joe Gibbs and threw away the security blanket in which he’d wrapped himself for his entire NASCAR career.
We weren’t convinced he had made a wise career move by starting his own team (well, [...]

Pedley: Hendrick Mojo Strikes Again
Monday, 1 Jun, 2009 – 17:20 | One Comment
Pedley: Hendrick Mojo Strikes Again

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week was a tester for Hendrick Motorsports. It was a week during which NASCAR’s premier team would be assaulted from all imaginable sides. It was a week during which HMS would be scrubbed, sudsed and pounded on the rocks by anybody and everybody who has an opinion and you [...]

Monday Memo: A Slow Start for Jeffrey
Monday, 1 Jun, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Monday Memo: A Slow Start for Jeffrey

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Memo we find:
* A lot of race fans had been wringing their hands purple as they awaited the NASCAR debut of Jeffrey Earnhardt.
The word on Earnhardt – who is the son of Kerry Earnhardt and grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and nephew of Dale Earnhardt [...]

Jimmie Johnson Wins Dover Race
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 19:50 | One Comment
Jimmie Johnson Wins Dover Race

By Nick Bromberg
RacinToday.com Special Correspondent
Jimmie Johnson dominated the Autism Speaks 400, but needed a spectacular late-race drive to win the race.
When a caution flag flew with 38 laps to go, Johnson was leading, but took four tires and had a slow pit stop and fell all the way to ninth.
Greg Biffle inherited the lead with [...]