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Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 – 20:30 | 4 Comments
Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, being the wise observer of all things NASCAR, rarely sides up with losers.
He was an early backer of a rowdy North Carolina short tracker, Dale Earnhardt, and helped steer him into a career in the series now known as Sprint Cup. Over [...]

Martin To Drive Again In 2010
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 – 12:36 | One Comment
Martin To Drive Again In 2010

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Mark Martin will return to drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick.
Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full [...]

Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 17:30 | 4 Comments
Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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As you drive into Darlington, having wound your way through miles of fertile cotton fields and pine forests, up ahead you’ll see a water tower on the horizon. It boasts a simple banner:
NASCAR.
‘Nuff said.
Darlington, S.C., is NASCAR country. Has been since 1950 and continues to be today, an old-fashioned track [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway, and the Southern 500 returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame, celebrating 60 years of racing. Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer talk about the history of the place and how special it would be to win there. Plus, find out who to watch as a [...]

Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than [...]

Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black
Monday, 4 May, 2009 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the 60 years of racing at Darlington Raceway, few events have drawn as much attention to the Lady in Black as the 1985 Southern 500. It was at that race that Bill Elliott secured the Winston Million for winning three of the four major events in a single Cup [...]

Woody: Crashes Not Wrecking Racing
Monday, 4 May, 2009 – 12:33 | One Comment
Woody: Crashes Not Wrecking Racing

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It is race fans’ guilty little secret: We love wrecks.
We crave crashes, we delight in demolitions, we’re wowed by wipeouts. We can’t get enough of that tumbling stuff.
I’ve been covering NASCAR for 40-some odd years (some odder than others) and I continue to be puzzled by why so many race [...]

Kyle Busch Is Also Winning Over The Fans
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 18:35 | 12 Comments
Kyle Busch Is Also Winning Over The Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is a threshold in sports that many of the all-time greats had to cross. Dale Earnhardt Sr. had to cross it, Darrell Waltrip had to cross it, Muhammad Ali had to cross it. It’s the threshold between fans loathing you because of your methods and loving you because of [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Recap
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 23:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Recap

Kyle Busch claimed his third win of the season and joined Cale Yarborough as the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win on their birthday. Busch was also the third driver to sweep a weekend at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Nationwide Series race as well. Hear from Busch and runner-up Tony Stewart and [...]

Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]