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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Allison To Head Up Ford Racing
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Ford’s racing operation in the United States has a new boss.
Jamie Allison, a 22-year Ford veteran with experience in engineering, product planning and marketing, has been named director, Ford North America Motorsports, effective January 1, 2010.
Allison, who most recently has been Ford Performance Group Manager, will replace current director Brian Wolfe, who has been named [...]

Fri, 12/18/09 – 10:18 | Comments Off
Kallmann: Sun Sets On The Mile
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Editor’s Note: Dave Kallmann is the long-time auto-racing beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He agreed to write an obit column about the oldest continuously operating track in America for RacinToday.com.

By Dave Kallmann | Guest Columnist
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Milwaukee, Wis. – You can’t feel sad for a racetrack.
It has no heart. It’s really nothing more than asphalt [...]

Fri, 12/18/09 – 8:01 | 6 Comments
The Woods of Virginia – Part 2: DJ Gets 1st Win
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, 12/18/09 – 7:29 | One Comment
Danica To Make NASCAR Debut At Fontana
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Danica Patrick’s NASCAR career will likely begin in California where she is scheduled to race in the Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 30 she announced on Thursday.
She is then scheduled to follow that with a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the following week.
However, the option exists that she may enter [...]

Thu, 12/17/09 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Hood: Take My Crew Chief…Please
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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On a typical weekend, race fans are bombarded with information on NASCAR and its competitors.
Information flows to the public from television, radio, newspapers and websites such as www.racintoday.com.
On most Fridays, NASCAR will allocate time for top drivers to chat with the media. Later in the weekend, the top three drivers in qualifying and the race are required [...]

Thu, 12/17/09 – 9:17 | One Comment
Jimmie Johnson Earns Third DOTY Award
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Panelist
Jimmie Johnson made more history Wednesday when he was named Driver of The Year Award for the third time in his career.
Johnson, who won his fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship in 2009, joins Mario Andretti, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon as three-time winners of the prestigious DOTY award.
Johnson also won [...]

Wed, 12/16/09 – 17:09 | One Comment
Woody: Drivers Should Learn From Tiger Tale
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s always amusing to hear celebrities who earn millions by being famous complain when their fame becomes bothersome and inconvenient.
Tiger Woods, caught with his paw in the cookie jar, is arguably the country’s most recognized sports figure, yet he seems to think that for some reason he’s entitled to absolute privacy [...]

Wed, 12/16/09 – 16:00 | 10 Comments
Memo: Milkamania On Its Way?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Morning Memo:
Is it possible that Danica Patrick could be just the second-highest-finishing female driver in the 2011 Daytona 500? Yes, I do believe it is. Not probable, but definitely possible.
Word came out last week that Milka Duno has signed to drive an ARCA car for established Nationwide Series team-owner, [...]

Wed, 12/16/09 – 10:18 | 12 Comments
Woody: Commentators Must Be Able To Comment
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I once wrote a story in which a prominent NASCAR TV commentator was critical of his network – specifically of some racy ads that it ran during race telecasts.
I called a network executive to get his response to the criticism. Shortly afterwards the commentator called me back and pleaded: please [...]

Tue, 12/15/09 – 8:12 | 9 Comments
Harris: Success Is In The Details
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One big reason for the long-term success of Hendrick Motorsports is the attention that team owner Rick Hendrick pays to detail.
He’s got more than 500 people working for his elite team, and many of them are among the best at what they do. That’s how his team has matched Petty Enterprises with nine championships in [...]

Tue, 12/15/09 – 7:51 | One Comment