Tue, 21/10/14 – 8:04 | No Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a [...]

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Hood: Loss of Milwaukee Mile Could Mean A Net Gain
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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The recent cancellation of a pair of national touring events sanctioned by NASCAR at The Milwaukee Mile presents an opportunity for the sport to give back to fans at the grassroots level.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series was originally scheduled to appear at the historic 1-mile oval in West Allis, Wis. on Saturday June 19. NASCAR’s junior circuit will [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:54 | 3 Comments
Ingram: The Push Is On To Fix The COTs
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
When Smokey Yunick brought his Chevy to Daytona in 1968, the year after his little ol’ Chevelle beat the mighty factory teams of Chrysler and Ford to the pole for the 500, he ran into some opposition from Bill Gazaway, the director of the NASCAR garage.
After [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:22 | 4 Comments
Harris: Indy 500 Adapts To Times
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Tradition can be a wonderful thing. But not always.
It has taken officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a long time to figure out that less can be more.
True, for many of the 93 years that the Indianapolis 500 has been run, the month-long schedule every year in May was the right way to go – a celebration [...]

Sun, 01/3/10 – 8:42 | 3 Comments
Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the New Year I promise:
* Never again to say Jimmie Johnson can’t win another championship – as I’ve done the past three years.
* Not to grind my teeth so much every time a driver says “awesome.”
* To stop bashing Kyle Busch – until he bashes another guitar.
* To stop saying [...]

Sat, 01/2/10 – 13:13 | Comments Off
The Woods of Virginia – Part 4: Super Speedy
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Fri, 01/1/10 – 14:23 | 2 Comments
Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: Nick Bromberg is RacinToday’s race-day blogger. He fixated on more laps last season than anybody should. Here are his picks for the  five best Sprint Cup races of 2009.)
Over the last few seasons, the summer slate of races has been virtually unchanged with the exception of a few moving of race dates.
And usually [...]

Fri, 01/1/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Well it’s New Year’s Eve. Another year about to end. Time to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” a familiar tune but one that’s sad in a way even as it’s sung at what is otherwise a festive welcome to a new year.
A little research on the Net shows that the old Scottish lyrics talk about raising [...]

Thu, 12/31/09 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With just a couple hours left until the first decade of the 21st Century comes to an end, I thought it might be a good time to think about its defining moment in terms of NASCAR. I keep coming back to the final turn of the final lap of the [...]

Thu, 12/31/09 – 9:53 | 9 Comments
Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ‘09
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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For those of us still fortunate enough to be involved in this profession, the 2009 motorsports season was not all about Jimmie and Junior and Danica.
For this writer, 2009 was about transitioning from a 35-year career in the daily newspaper industry into the 24/7 world of cyberspace. Away from the [...]

Wed, 12/30/09 – 8:33 | 3 Comments
Woody: Sadler Leaves Big ‘Family’
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When Earl Sadler was considering starting a racing team, he sought advice from legendary owner/driver Junior Johnson. Johnson advised Sadler to run a race team like a business – control costs and make careful, calculated decisions.
Sadler thanked Johnson, went out, and threw the advice to the winds. He raced from the heart. He delighted in [...]

Tue, 12/29/09 – 15:00 | 3 Comments