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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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The Woods of Virginia – Part 3: Glen Grabs The Wheel
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, one of the second-generation members [...]

Sun, 12/27/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Lizards To Descend On Daytona
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The defending GT2 class championship team from the American Le Mans Series will contest the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
In a cooperative effort with TRG Motorsports, the Flying Lizard Motorsports team’s factory drivers and key crew members will man the No. 66 Porsche entry of TRG in the GT class.
For drivers Jorg Bergmeister and [...]

Fri, 12/25/09 – 8:12 | One Comment
Hood: These Holiday Wishes Smell Like Gasoline
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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My two children put together their Christmas wish lists a few weeks ago. Not surprisingly, they are very interested in expensive, high-tech gadgets.
My holiday wishes are a bit more complicated for the fellow from the North Pole to deliver. These items can’t be acquired at a local retail store. And they’re all NASCAR-related.
A NASCAR Christmas wish list?
My wife says I’ve lost my mind [...]

Fri, 12/25/09 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Duno Following Heart, Not Danica
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a pretty-fair-sized list of reasons why Milka Duno has opted to give driving stock cars a whirl. Not on that list, she stresses, is the desire to do it simply because Danica Patrick is doing it.
In fact, it might not be wise to even bring up the subject [...]

Thu, 12/24/09 – 10:04 | 9 Comments
Woody: Asterisks For Jimmie? That’s Asinine
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The only thing more predictable than Jimmie Johnson’s championship stretch run was the afterburner whine of a certain segment of fans who continue to chastise the Chase.
Some even suggest putting an asterisk beside each of Johnson’s four titles, as well as the championships won by Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart under [...]

Thu, 12/24/09 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Bud Shootout Revamped
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NASCAR announced on Wednesday a revision to the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides fans with a strong lineup of drivers highlighted by last year’s top performers and a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most-storied race track.
The 32nd annual season-opening event launches Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of my most vivid memories of going to races at Road America is the smell of feet. Specifically, the smell of my college roommate’s feet. And I’m sure the owner of those feet – Frank is his name – probably has a vivid memory of mine. See, we hadn’t discovered Odor Eaters back in [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 9:23 | 4 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 7:23 | 7 Comments