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Woody: Danica Would Look Good In Fenders
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 18:04 | 6 Comments
Woody: Danica Would Look Good In Fenders

 
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Question: could a driver who is described as being “sexy and sculpted” find happiness in NASCAR?
I never heard Junior Johnson described that way.
But that’s how Danica Patrick is depicted in the current edition of SHAPE Magazine, drawing attention to herself as rumors ripple once again about the possibility of a [...]

Yarborough To Pace Field at Darlington
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 16:40 | Comments Off
Yarborough To Pace Field at Darlington

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As part of the celebration of 60 Years of Racing at Darlington Raceway, Cale Yarborough will serve as the honorary pace car driver to start the 2009 Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com announced track President Chris Browning.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Cale pace the field for the Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com,” said [...]

Childress To Swap Cup Crew Chiefs
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 14:34 | Comments Off
Childress To Swap Cup Crew Chiefs

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Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 Jack Daniel’s crew  will become the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew, and vice versa,  immediately following this weekend’s race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
 Crew chief Gil Martin and his crew will move to the No. 29 team with driver Kevin Harvick while Todd Berrier and his crew will take over the No. [...]

Hybrid To Take To Track At Lowe’s
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 7:58 | Comments Off

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NASCAR’s thundering herd of carbureted V-8s will get a lesson in hybrid technology at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next month.  
A Toyota Camry Hybrid will become the first such vehicle to serve as “official” pace car for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when it leads the 43-car field to the green flag for the 50th [...]

Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation

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NASCAR announced that it has placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR put both drivers on probation for the next six races. No [...]

For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right
Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2009 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Loves the fans. Loves the layout. Loves how he’s won five races at the circuit’s largest racetrack.
What Earnhardt doesn’t love is the schedule. At least, he doesn’t love it as much as he loved the shortened [...]

Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, [...]

Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run [...]

NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 22:44 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500

With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:58 | One Comment
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]