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Woody: NASCAR Decisions Prove Puzzling
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 13:25 | 7 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Decisions Prove Puzzling

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
I’ve been writing about cars running in circles for 40 years and in that entire span I’ve never come across two more puzzling stories than the back-to-back mysteries of recent weeks.
One is Jeremy Mayfield’s ongoing drug case. The other is Carl Long’s record-breaking penalties for a trivial infraction.
First, Mayfield:
Last week [...]

McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover
Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2009 – 13:25 | Comments Off
McGlynn Thinks Betting To Put Dover In Clover

By Bill Fleischman
Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dover, Del. – With no major league sports teams, Delaware doesn’t create much national news other than NASCAR racing at Dover International Speedway.
Stop the presses! The First State’s sports landscape is about to change dramatically.
The state legislature has passed a sports-betting bill, making Delaware the only state in the East where wagering [...]

NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock 400 Preview
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 17:29 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock 400 Preview

A week after a runner-up finish at Pocono, Carl Edwards seeks some medicine at Michigan International Speedway. The top-ranked NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer in Driver Rating at the track, Edwards says it’s a fun place for both drivers and fans. Plus, Kasey Kahne talks about what it takes to win at MIS, and Dale [...]

Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?
Monday, 8 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
Introducing The No. 77 Penske Saturn?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo, we find:
* I have followed Roger Penske for decades. From afar as a race fan growing up, and face to face through meeting and dealing with him as a auto-racing beat writer.
The thing that strikes you first about him upon meeting him is how his [...]

Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory

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Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps [...]

Pocono Qualifying Rained Out
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Pocono Qualifying Rained Out

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Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole for the race as the cars will line up based on owner points.
Starting next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row will consist of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt [...]

Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story [...]

NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 15:05 | Comments Off
NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules

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NASCAR Thursday announced a change to its race format with the addition of “Double-File Restarts – Shootout Style” throughout each race.
Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear: ‘double-file restarts – shootout style’ [...]

Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
“Surprise! Surprise!”
And:
“Gawleeeeeee!”
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top [...]