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Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 10:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Time For Change At Hand For Earnhardt

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
Have you heard the big news out of Hendrick Motorsports regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
Me neither.
Nothing’s happened.
The silence is deafening.
Here it is mid-week, with Dover looming, and so far boss Rick Hendrick has announced no changes, no shakeups, no tweaking on Junior’s team.
That’s incredible no-news. The sport’s biggest star is quickly [...]

Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Eury Jr. Out As Earnhardt’s Crew Chief

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The team of Junior and Junior – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Eury Jr. – has been broken up at Hendrick Motorsports.
Beginning with this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Dover, Earnhardt will have a new crew chief.
Earnhardt and Eury came over to Hendrick Motorsports from Dale Earnhardt Inc. together 48 [...]

NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 14:07 | Comments Off
NASCAR Spanks Robby Gordon

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 7 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules violations committed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The No. 7 car, driven and owned by Robby Gordon, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Woody: Here’s Hoping The Big Meeting Was A Big Success

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’ve seen it happen in every organization of which I’ve been a part: the U.S. Army, a major metropolitan newspaper, a football team. Now I suspect it’s happened in NASCAR:
When all else fails, when the general/boss/coach is at wit’s end and has absolutely no idea what to do next, he [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the Monster Mile this weekend. Kurt Busch talks about mastering the concrete oval while Martin Truex Jr. remembers his first win at the track. Plus, with the top three racers in Driver Rating at Dover International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing is the team to beat.

Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Participants Say NASCAR Meeting Was Needed, Good

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The mood was positive as NASCAR officials, team owners and drivers emerged from a “town hall meeting” Tuesday in Mooresville, N.C.
All seemed to agree that holding the meeting was a good idea and that a lot was accomplished in the two-hour confab which was closed to the media.
NASCAR chairman and [...]

Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Reutimann Awarded Victory At Coca-Cola 600

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With NASCAR battling big issues like a sagging economy and drops in TV ratings and attendance at tracks, the last thing the sport needed was another showcase event cut short by rain.
The premature end of the Daytona 500 this year because of rain has been blamed by many for the [...]

Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: A Race Only Jacques Cousteau Could Love

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
You hate to see a nice guy like David Reutimann, who has worked as long and hard to win a Cup race as he has, apologize when he finally gets one.
But that’s the kind of NASCAR season it’s been.
Reutimann won Monday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened, watered-down Coca-Cola 600 by staying out when [...]

Rain Forces Coca-Cola 600 Delay
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Rain Forces Coca-Cola 600 Delay

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway will have to wait until Memorial Day. The green flag is set to fly at noon, with FOX carrying the broadcast.
Persistent rain throughout the afternoon on Sunday forced officials to make the call at about [...]

Six-hundred, Schmix-Hundred: Drivers Enjoy The Coke
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Six-hundred, Schmix-Hundred: Drivers Enjoy The Coke

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – There was a time when a 600-mile NASCAR race was a grueling test of man and machine.
Now with drivers more fit and cars essentially bullet-proof, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is in some respects just a race with another 100 miles to run.
Yes, most drivers hydrate themselves in the [...]