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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 [...]

Flag to Flag: Coca-Cola 600
Sunday, 24 May, 2009 – 10:10 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Coca-Cola 600

Watching the Coca-Cola 600?
Nick Bromberg is doing the double – after the Indy 500, he’s live blogging the Charlotte action.

Woody: Justice Not Served in Long Case
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 16:25 | 9 Comments
Woody: Justice Not Served in Long Case

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
There used to be a joke in college football: Every time Oklahoma got caught cheating the NCAA would put Western Kentucky on probation.
The point being: The NCAA would throw the book at a nobody while letting a big-time (and cash cow) program slide.
Methinks I smell a similar odor wafting from [...]

Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 20:03 | One Comment
Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The other half of Stewart Haas Racing, Gene Haas, met with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned to racing after serving prison time for tax evasion.
Haas, seated on the podium in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center between his partner, Tony Stewart, [...]

Newman On Pole For 600
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Newman On Pole For 600

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The good times continue to roll for Stewart Haas Racing. Four days after team co-owner Tony Stewart gave the team its first win, in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, teammate Ryan Newman returned to the track and won the pole for the 50th running [...]

Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Mooresville, N.C. – Don Miller has gone from working with some of the sport’s fastest cars and most talented current drivers to working with cars and drivers that likely will never race again.
And he absolutely loves it.
As president of Penske Racing South, Miller was the overseer for the preparation of [...]

Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Carl Long is a little guy with a big problem. He’s facing one of the most severe penalties in NASCAR history – 200 points, 12 weeks suspension and a $200,000 fine for his crew chief, Charles Swing. The part-time team was hit after the engine in their [...]

Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
Thursday, 21 May, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After weeks of accusations, denials, rumors, official statements and more denials, all we know for sure – for absolute, positive certainty – about the NASCAR/Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing donnybrook is this:
Somebody’s fibbing.
Mayfield, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after testing positive for a “banned substance” said he has not been [...]

NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 – 17:18 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team

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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 146 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR Officials [...]