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Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once-respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator.
This week the last solo American racing potentate, Tony George, lost a key seat of power in a sign of the changed times. An internal family boardroom movement separated George [...]

Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 13:15 | 7 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold

Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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After news broke Wednesday about a federal judge lifting NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for alleged drug use, I called a lawyer buddy to ask him what it meant.
He said it means that Mayfield is probably going to be a very wealthy young man.
When the case winds its way to civil [...]

Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Coke Zero 400 Preview
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Coke Zero 400 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series reaches the halfway point of the 2009 season at Daytona International Speedway, and Marcos Ambrose and Clint Bowyer talk about how special it is to run under the lights at the World Center of Racing. Driver Rating says Tony Stewart will win his third July 4th race in five years, [...]

Minter: No Shortage of Worthy Candidates For Hall of Fame
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 17:23 | 3 Comments
Minter: No Shortage of Worthy Candidates For Hall of Fame

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As sports go, NASCAR is still relatively young. The first championship-winning car owner, Raymond Parks, is still making the rounds today. Richard Petty, whose race team won two weeks ago at Infineon Raceway, was on hand in 1949, when the first race of the series now known as Sprint Cup [...]

Woody: Mayfield Wins, But What, Exactly?
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Wins, But What, Exactly?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m no lawyer – haven’t even played one on TV nor stayed at a Holiday Inn – but from a  layman’s vantage point it looks like NASCAR is in trouble.
A federal judge Wednesday lifted NASCAR’s suspension of owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield, brushing aside the contention that Mayfield is a druggie who’s too [...]

Judge Rules In Mayfield’s Favor
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 16:30 | One Comment

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In the wake of a ruling in his favor by a U.S. district judge on Wednesday, NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said he will attempt to compete in the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
His ability to race in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 powered by Coke will be dependent upon him being able [...]

Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List

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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names were released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in Charlotte, N.C.
The [...]

Woody: Weber, What Are You Working On?
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 12:30 | One Comment
Woody: Weber, What Are You Working On?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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* Beamed Up By Aliens?
TNT analyst Bill Weber abruptly vanished from the broadcast booth last Sunday at New Hampshire and the only comment the network made was that it would make no comment.
That’s pretty lame even by TV reporting standards.
There have been lots of rumors floating around but nobody seems to [...]

Minter: Forget Level, Playing Field Has Been Plowed Up
Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2009 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Minter: Forget Level, Playing Field Has Been Plowed Up

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR circuit heads back to Daytona International Speedway for the traditional start of the second half of the season, it’s a good time to look at some of the events that have – or haven’t – transpired in the first half.
For starters, there’s a Who’s Who list of [...]