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Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rain and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of several thousand race fans who traveled to the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday to meet their favorite drivers – past and present – at the NASCAR Preview presented by Sprint.
Several people slept on the sidewalk outside the building [...]

Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 8:06 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ROME, N.Y. – There is a James Dean-like fascination with the life and times and death of NASCAR Modified champion Richie Evans here in his hometown, where “The Rapid Roman” is remembered as a complex country boy who was too fast to live, too young to die.
Winner of nine NASCAR [...]

Williams: Glen Wood Hauled Lumber And The Mail
Saturday, 21 Jan, 2012 – 9:56 | One Comment
Williams: Glen Wood Hauled Lumber And The Mail

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a section of Wood family property in Stuart, Va., stands a majestic 153-year-old beech tree. Its sturdiness serves as a tribute to one of the most famous families in NASCAR racing for it was under its leafy branches that Glen Wood and his brothers pulled their [...]

Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame
Friday, 20 Jan, 2012 – 14:30 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When the package of biographical material that NASCAR sends out to those who vote for members of its Hall of Fame arrived last year, I must admit: It was the material on former drivers that got the longest, deepest looks.
Names of former drivers like Cale Yarborough, Fireball Roberts, Darrell Waltrip, [...]

Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved
Friday, 20 Jan, 2012 – 12:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When I first met Darrell Waltrip in the late 1960s his favorite saying was, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
D.W. was definitely a squeaky wheel and he got tons of grease, in the form of media attention and publicity.
It paid off, starting with his record-busting early days at Nashville’s Fairgrounds [...]

Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2012 – 9:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This morning, as seagulls are picking through the infield leftovers at Daytona International Speedway, the rest of us are left to conduct some searches of our own. Not for half-eaten sausages or dried out french fries, but for answers. Answers to questions like: Where are we vis a vis restrictor plate [...]

Williams: Free Speech Curtailed At Daytona
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | One Comment
Williams: Free Speech Curtailed At Daytona

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two adages often heard in motorsports are: “What goes around comes around” and “The more things change the more they stay the same.” Such is the case with NASCAR’s rules governing two-way radio communications this year.
When the green flag waves on Speedweeks, drivers will be allowed to talk only with [...]

David Ragan In Front Row
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 9:22 | Comments Off
David Ragan In Front Row

Front Row Motorsports has signed David Ragan to drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ragan, who drove for Roush Fenway Racing the last five seasons, joins Front Row veteran David Gilliland on the team.
Last season, Ragan won his first Cup race (Daytona in July), two poles, and four top-five and [...]

Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500
Sunday, 15 Jan, 2012 – 9:23 | Comments Off
Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The end of NASCAR’s three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday did not mean the end of testing – for the Sprint Cup teams nor for NASCAR.
Series official John Darby said Saturday afternoon that all involved will continue to search for the combination of rules and equipment which will [...]

Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 2 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
The image, at least, of crew chief Chad Knaus is that of a micro manager. A guy who has to not only put his fingerprints on every aspect of things affecting [...]