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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
 RacinToday.com
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!” [...]

Gordon On A Slump-Busting Mission in Texas
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Gordon On A Slump-Busting Mission in Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – His mounting frustration at Texas Motor Speedway has been compounded by a  career-long  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winless streak. Believe it when Jeff Gordon says he is aware of the numbing numbers: 0-for-16 at TMS; 0-for-47 since his most recent Cup victory.
“I’m aware of it because [...]

Flag to Flag: Samsung 500
Sunday, 5 Apr, 2009 – 11:39 | 5 Comments
Flag to Flag:  Samsung 500

Watching the Samsung 500 today?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join RacinToday.com’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Texas Cup race.
Nick has written for The Kansas City Star and The Big Lead, as well as the Columbia Missourian. Nick graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism [...]

Edwards Fires Back: Everything is Fine
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Edwards Fires Back: Everything is Fine

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards briefly bared his fangs Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he is poised to rewrite the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record book a second time.
Edwards became the first Cup driver to sweep both races on the 1.5-mile quadoval last year, part of his series-leading [...]

GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 18:45 | Comments Off
GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – President Barack Obama lowered the broom earlier this week on General Motors chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner,  forcing him out of his high-profile role in a “restructuring” that has not fully caught up with NASCAR.
Perhaps it never will. The effect the government’s intervention into the private sector might [...]

Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The [...]

Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a [...]