Thu, 18/09/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

Read the full story »
Info Manager |
RacinToday.com

Brooklyn, Mich.  ­— A holiday shopping strategy is not complete without a plan for that hard-to-shop for race fan.
With that said, Michigan International Speedway is offering gift certificates just in time for the holidays.
With the lowest prices of the season still available for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010, now is a great opportunity [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Hight Reappears As A Champion
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
People suddenly and unexplainably disappear in sports all the time. Not back-of-milk-carton disappear, but they fade from sight and disappear. Sometimes, forever. It’s a great fear among athletes and in late summer of the 2009 NHRA drag racing season, Robert Hight was terrified.
Winning Funny Car events? Hight was having trouble [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Hood: Nationwide Drivers Reap Their Awards
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I wound up attending 33 of this year’s 35 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
A brief back injury forced me to skip the circuit’s lone stop in, of all places, Las Vegas in February.
I intentionally passed on going across the border later in the year for the road course race in Montreal. I had a [...]

Sat, 11/28/09 – 8:29 | One Comment
Pedley: Black Friday’s Come
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

Black Friday. It’s not just for shoppers anymore.
Maybe it’s the perfect day to look back and remember things we hate to remember but can’t forget. Insane things that we wish never would have happened and now hope will never happen again.
So in the spirit of awards weeks in NASCAR, here goes.
The Black Friday Awards go [...]

Fri, 11/27/09 – 10:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Thanks For The Memories
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

It’s Thanksgiving and time to think about why we should be thankful having a sport like motor racing to enjoy.
Let’s reflect a bit on the past, the present and the future as 2009 nears its final laps.
We saw some veteran racers find renewed life this season:
* Fifty-year-old Mark Martin  joined Hendrick Motorsports after two years [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: It’s A Day Of Racing Thanks!
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s Thanksgiving Day 2009 and time to think about all the racing things to be thankful for as the turkey is served and the family gathers around the table.
I’m thankful that the almost completed racing season was a relatively safe one, and a special thanks for all those who have [...]

Thu, 11/26/09 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Woody: Where’s The Help For Nationwide?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This is getting ridiculous.
No, it’s been ridiculous for years; now it’s getting absurd.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A full-time Sprint Cup driver won the championship in NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series.
Kyle Busch not only won the title, he made a shambles of the race. He won nine races and [...]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:21 | 6 Comments
Memo: It’s Just Plain Jimmie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

Let’s see what’s in today’s Morning Memo:
He has now earned the highest of all honors that can be bestowed upon those who spend their lives in the public eye.
More-so than a private jet or his photo on the cover “People Magazine” or his police mugshot on the internet, this honor is a symbol of heaven-high [...]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Pedley: Little Help Over Here, Please
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Five things I don’t understand about what happened over the past 10 months in NASCAR:
First. How in the world can Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus continue run bare foot through thousands of miles of mine fields and come out the other side with every hair still in place?
The fast cars, [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 11:05 | 2 Comments
Armijo: Jimmie Is No. 1
Contributing Writer |
RacinToday.com

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?
At least, who was the greatest in 2009? Which driver impressed me most, drove the best and ultimately deserves my vote for Driver of the Year?
The envelope, please….
Yes, Jimmie Johnson.
How can you pick against him? Johnson did something no driver [...]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off