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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Autism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese Recap
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 19:48 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Autism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese Recap

With a perfect Driver Rating, Jimmie Johnson dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway but needed a furious finish to catch Tony Stewart. Hear from Johnson and Stewart, who becomes the first driver-owner to lead the points standings since Alan Kulwicki won the 1992 title.

Flag to Flag: Dover
Sunday, 31 May, 2009 – 10:29 | 49 Comments
Flag to Flag: Dover

Watching the  Autism Speaks 400 Presented by Heluva Good! from Dover?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow the action here as he posts Flag to Flag.

New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 19:23 | Comments Off
New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]

Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
Saturday, 30 May, 2009 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]

Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words

By Nick Bromberg
RacinToday.com Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]