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Woody: Dog Pile On Mayfield!
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2009 – 7:30 | 12 Comments
Woody: Dog Pile On Mayfield!

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As the most intriguing mystery in modern NASCAR history drags on – did suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield use a banned substance or did he not? – the piling-on has begun.
More and more bloggers and other ozone-dwellers are suggesting that the evidence against Mayfield is mounting and it is folly for [...]

Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Vickers Earns Pole at Infineon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Let’s see; Wednesday, Thursday, Vickers day.
For the fourth time this season and for the second week in a row, Brian Vickers has earned the pole position for a Sprint Cup race.
This week’s pole came Friday at the road course of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Vickers got the pole by [...]

Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters
Friday, 19 Jun, 2009 – 7:54 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Things Could Have Been Worse, Road-Race Haters

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Currently there are 34 oval-track races on the Sprint Cup schedule and just two road-course races.
Have you ever hit your head so hard, or eaten a sandwich made with mayo that was left out in the sun too long, that your mind began to ponder the question of: What if [...]

Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty
Thursday, 18 Jun, 2009 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman Is Proving To Be Quite Shifty

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When you think about the great road racers in NASCAR, a few names come to mind immediately – Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart for starters. Then there are the ringers like Scott Pruett and Boris Said, and other road-course experts like Robby Gordon and Marcos Ambrose.
But looking [...]

Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 15:57 | 5 Comments
Pedley: You’ve Got To Have Heart And Hendrick Has It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports has always had this wonderful assortment of human parts and pieces.
It’s had the type of faces which keep People Magazine in business. It’s had the pit-box geniuses who have propelled crew chiefing – and even tire-changing – to a spectator sport. It’s had the owner for whom every [...]

Woody: On Road Racing, Put Me Down For A No
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 15:55 | 5 Comments
Woody: On Road Racing, Put Me Down For A No

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Well, they’re off to Snore-noma this weekend for a road race.
Time to catch up on watching the grass grow.
If I could figure out what time the race is over – which is impossible because I can’t even figure out what time it starts – I’d leave a wakeup call.
I think [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 10:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma, Calif. for the first road course race of the season. Jeff Gordon talks about why it’s a special weekend for him on and off the track while Scott Speed says he’s got a shot at a win. Find out why the Busch brothers like Infineon in this [...]

Drivers Say Indy Tires Fixed, Fans To Be Spared Repeat Disaster
Wednesday, 17 Jun, 2009 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
Drivers Say Indy Tires Fixed, Fans To Be Spared Repeat Disaster

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The word Tuesday from Sprint Cup drivers taking part in the latest tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was mission accomplished. All agreed that they now have a tire from Goodyear which will allow them to avoid the type of race-day embarrassment the sport suffered a year ago in the [...]

Woody: Restart of Tomorrow Is A Winner
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Restart of Tomorrow Is A Winner

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The National Football League just announced that midway through the upcoming season it’s going to shorten the field to 90 yards, give each offense five downs instead of four, and limit the defense to nine men on the field.
And one other thing – all field-goal kickers have to wear pink [...]

Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
Monday, 15 Jun, 2009 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* It was a sight that few would have imagined a couple years ago: large chunks of empty grandstands at Michigan International Speedway on Sprint Cup race day. At Michigan, for gosh sakes, there in world capital of all things automobile. There, where the [...]