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Bruton Smith Humbled By Call From Texas Hall
Thursday, 2 Apr, 2009 – 21:18 | One Comment
Bruton Smith Humbled By Call From Texas Hall

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Marcus Smith says the people who know his father best swear that motorsports mogul O. Bruton Smith is “a teddy bear” of a man.
“He is really the picture of the American dream,” Marcus Smith said his dad, who as chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. [...]

Bill Elliott’s Son Fast Tracking At Age 13
Thursday, 2 Apr, 2009 – 14:35 | 4 Comments
Bill Elliott’s Son Fast Tracking At Age 13

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
 The voice on the phone was strong and clear, confident yet pleasant and conversational. It was hard to imagine it coming from a 13-year-old seventh grader.
 “Hi, this is Chase Elliott,” he said. “I hear you want to interview me.”
 Elliott, the son of Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, has gotten lots [...]

Ownership Tempering Stewart – So Far
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Ownership Tempering Stewart – So Far

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The fireworks that some folks expected from Tony Stewart this season have fizzled like a wet sparkler. Six races into his first Sprint Cup season as both driver and car owner, Stewart is sailing along free of controversy, even without a strong boss to ride herd on him.
Granted there haven’t [...]

Wood Brothers Seeking Success with Hyder
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 17:38 | 3 Comments
Wood Brothers Seeking Success with Hyder

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If race fans think it’s good for the Wood Brothers Racing team to still be a viable entity after 59 years in the sport, one of the first people to thank is the Woods’ current crew chief, David Hyder.
 Hyder, who drove his own short track cars before injuries at Myrtle [...]

A Few Words With: Sammy Johns
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 17:35 | One Comment

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Sammy Johns is a veteran crew chief who is working this year with a driver who is not all that young, but is newish to NASCAR, A.J. Allmendinger. This week, Johnson answered some questions about himself, Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger, Dodge and racing.
Question: Any relief in moving from the half-mile tracks of Bristol and Martinsville [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 11:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Texas Motor Speedway, one of the sport’s fastest tracks. Hear from David Ragan and Joey Logano, who are attempting to run both races this weekend.

Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM

  

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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talk about your buzz kills.
Yesterday afternoon – and presumably well into the evening – NASCAR team-owner Rick Hendrick and his guys were brows deep in a party mode. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson had won his first Sprint Cup race of the season and the team’s three other [...]

Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 – 6:35 | Comments Off
Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 provided some quick relief for race fans looking for some old-fashioned slam-bang racing.
Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin put on a short-track racing clinic in the closing stages of the race, with Hamlin first taking the lead from Johnson with a bold move into turn [...]

Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race
Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 – 6:29 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
 
Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway’s drive to land a second Sprint Cup date will restart today when track president Jeff Boerger officially submits a bid for construction of a casino and hotel project at his facility.
 
The new bid will be very similar to one submitted to the Kansas Lottery [...]

NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
Sunday, 29 Mar, 2009 – 18:24 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap

Three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Prerace Driver Rating favorite Jimmie Johnson claimed his first win of the season with a late-race pass of Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway. It was Johnson’s fifth win in the last six starts at the track. Hear from Johnson and Hamlin as both moved into the top [...]