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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 [...]

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 [...]