Sat, 28/02/15 – 18:39 | No Comment

A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the [...]

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Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People in the media are dumping all over Jack Roush this week because of something the hyper-blunt team owner said during the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday.
Being a natural contrarian, I hereby do my duty:
There is some truth in what Roush said. He got some details wrong, he clearly does not have a total [...]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 17:06 | 17 Comments
Woody: Baker Says Racing Climate Is ‘Brutal”
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Gary Baker has had experience hitting hard walls.
During his driving days he once cracked the concrete at Talladega at over 200 mph.
Now Baker, speaking as a team owner, says stock car racing has hit an equally hard economic wall. He’s not sure when – or if – it [...]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Michael Waltrip plans to slow down some, but only on the race track.
The owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, which will field NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for David Reutimann and team newcomer Martin Truex Jr. in 2010,  says he is bringing his Cup career to a halt.
“I’m going to run Daytona – the [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 22:18 | Comments Off
NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Four-wide drag racing will go from the talking stage to the staging lanes in historic fashion during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
For the first time in NHRA national event history, qualifying and eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 15:05 | Comments Off
Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – It seems there is some kind of populist movement under way in NASCAR.
Over the years, the wheels of NASCAR’s hierarchy have tended to turn a lot slower than the wheels on its race cars.
Part of the reason for the sanctioning organization taking its good old time making [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 13:36 | 6 Comments
Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The common theme in the early rounds of NASCAR media and fan events this season has been the sport’s efforts to give the fans what they want. Rules changes are being made in response to fans’ complaints about “boring” races. The very fact that events such as Preseason Thunder at Daytona and Speed and Sound [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 11:13 | One Comment
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. fails to get back into the top echelon of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors in the 2010 season, it won’t be for lack of effort.
The Hendrick Motorsports team, which also fields Chevrolets for four-time Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as well as longtime stock car star [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 21:29 | One Comment
Hall Has Major Wow Factor
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Charlotte, N.C. – Scheduled to open on May 11, the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte will combine new methods of presentation with over 60 years of the sanctioning body’s history. The facility in downtown is still under construction, but a tour given to media equipped with souvenir hard hats revealed a state-of-the-art [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 19:04 | One Comment
Harris: Jimmie Drives Competitors To Distraction
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Mel Brooks once played Louis XVI in one of his zany [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 18:19 | One Comment