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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 [...]

Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Tim Richmond To Be Saluted In Home State

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tim Richmond’s colorful playboy lifestyle and off-track controversies tended to overshadow his immense talent on the track.
Some believe that Richmond, who died of AIDS on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most talented racers ever to compete in NASCAR. One of those believers is acclaimed team-owner Rick Hendrick, for [...]

Woody: Some Simple Fixes To Get Fans To Watch Racing Again
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 – 12:51 | 6 Comments
Woody: Some Simple Fixes To Get Fans To Watch Racing Again

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I see that NASCAR on FOX TV ratings are down. They’re trying to figure out why, and how they can be improved.
Here’s some suggestions from one Frustrated Viewer:
For starters, shoot the gopher.
There may have been more annoying animations in the long history of TV-dom but I can’t recall one off-hand.
Having [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 – 12:45 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to run its longest race of the season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch talk about what a victory would mean to win the 50th running of America’s most popular Memorial Day Weekend race. But NASCAR’s Driver Rating says they’ll have to get by the winners of five [...]

Minter: American Racing Loses Another Pioneer
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 – 8:45 | 2 Comments
Minter: American Racing Loses Another Pioneer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The life and times of the flashy Frank Mundy came to a sad end last week at an Atlanta nursing home. Mundy died at age 90 from complications from a fall.
Reporters who found their way to Mundy’s home in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood, always got a great interview from a [...]

Woody: Mr. Hyde Has Gone Into Hiding
Monday, 18 May, 2009 – 14:15 | One Comment
Woody: Mr. Hyde Has Gone Into Hiding

By Larry Woody | Senor Writer
RacinToday.com
I used to consider Tony Stewart NASCAR’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
You never knew which would show up. Over the years I experienced both ends of Tony’s split personality.
One summer night following a victory at Bristol, Tony and I went nose-to-nose in the press box after he took offense over [...]