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Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series [...]

Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2009 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races [...]

Bud Moore Heads Hall’s Class of ‘09
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off

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TALLADEGA, Ala.  – You could exactly fill out a 43-car NASCAR field just by using the drivers who raced for car owner Bud Moore over the years. And for the most part, it would be an all-star caliber field.
 During a career that encompassed the entire second half of the 20th century, Moore worked with some of the greatest racers [...]

Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Hit The Road Jack: Bowyer Moves To General Mills

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In the sponsor-driven world of NASCAR, one must be willing to adapt.
For example, Clint Bowyer basically has traded a shot glass for a box of crayons and a sauce pan this season in his role as spokesman for his newest sponsors.
Bowyer spent the first three seasons of his NASCAR Sprint [...]

Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2009 – 15:33 | 3 Comments
Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There’s gotta be some mistake. I didn’t know they raced Pony-acks at Indy.
But I’ve re-read the story – real slow, moving my lips and everything – and that’s what it says: Richard Petty is going to race at Indianapolis.
Well, sorta.
Petty is going to field a car for John Andretti to [...]

Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to [...]

Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 10:14 | 2 Comments
Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Awarding a driver points for winning a pole makes about as much sense as awarding a football team points for field goals made by its kicker during pre-game warm-ups.
Winning a pole is not related to winning the race – no how, no way – so why on earth should it [...]

Gordon Puts Brakes on Two Skids At Texas
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 13:59 | 2 Comments
Gordon Puts Brakes on Two Skids At Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com 
Fort Worth, Texas – Win in Texas? Finally, Jeff Gordon got ‘er done.
Gordon ended a 12-year/16-race run of futility at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon with a textbook NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in the Samsung 500. A four-time series champion and current points leader, Gordon also snapped a career-worst [...]

Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 13:36 | One Comment
Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500

 
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NASCAR legend Richard Petty will field an entry for the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, with John Andretti driving the Window World-sponsored car in the 2009 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 24.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Petty unveiled the No. 43 Window World Dallara/Honda/Firestone for Indy 500 veteran and NASCAR regular [...]

Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 13:38 | Comments Off
Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – With the exit last year of H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler from the employ of Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage has assumed the title of promoter extraordinaire at Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Gossage, president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, has overseen every aspect of “The Great American Speedway!” [...]