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Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an [...]

Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
They are usually dull and always predictable, but people who have the chance to somehow work their way into a pre-race Sprint Cup drivers meeting usually grin like children all the way through them.
There are probably a variety of reasons for that – the chance to see drivers and crew [...]

Pedley: There Were Few Losers In This Deal
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 13:48 | 2 Comments
Pedley: There Were Few Losers In This Deal

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Rick Hendrick can drive a hard bargain. Hey, the guy owns car dealerships, like, coast to coast, so he’s been doing sell jobs for decades. But perhaps his biggest sales pitch came just a couple months ago. It was used against a reluctant mark named Mark Martin.
The pitch was long [...]

Woody: Mayfield Case Doesn’t Make Sense
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 8:00 | 7 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Case Doesn’t Make Sense

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
RacinToday.com
I became acquainted with Jeremy Mayfield when he moved from Owensboro, Ky., to Nashville as a teenager, following the career path of his hometown hero Darrell Waltrip.
Mayfield, like Waltrip, began racing at historical old Fairgrounds Speedway while working at Sadler Racing. He swept floors, did body work, handled odd jobs around [...]

Ryan Newman on 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman on 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week

Ryan Newman talks about his hopes for his team during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge Presented by Craftsman.

Showing Up For The Showdown Can Be A Good Career Move
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Showing Up For The Showdown Can Be A Good Career Move

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Showdown, the opening event of the night for NASCAR’s All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next Saturday, has become a preview of things to come – for that night and for the future in the Sprint Cup Series.
In the Showdown, and in the Sprint All-Star Challenge all-star race [...]

Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Racing Dreams Come True Down On The Farm

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 In the movie “Field of Dreams” the baseball greats who show up to play ball in an Iowa farmer’s field aren’t exactly real. But when the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association holds its annual picnic on the old Minter family farm in Inman, Ga., the racing greats who [...]

Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 18:32 | One Comment
Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR drivers usually honor their moms at Darlington Raceway because the Southern 500 is run on the night before Mother’s Day.
For the past five years, mothers of Sprint Cup drivers have served as Grand Marshals for the Saturday night race.
Like Carl Edwards’ mom, Nancy Sterling.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to [...]

Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – The Sprint Cup Series’ oldest driver won on NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway the old-fashioned way. The remarkable Mark Martin lurked at the front of the field all night at the Darlington oval while dodging a record 17 cautions. He took the victory from Hendrick Motorsports Chevy teammate Jimmie [...]

NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 18:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means [...]