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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

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Harris: COT Change Has Teams Excited, Concerned
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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. – NASCAR has often been accused of being too slow to react […]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 18:49 | 2 Comments
Dollansky Keeps Winning Down Under
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Notes and Quotes from the World of Outlaws:
Craig Dollansky started 18th on Saturday at Bendigo Bank Arena in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia and charged all the way to the front to pick up his second win of 2010 Down Under in the 30-lap main event. Lucas Wolfe, the 2008 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of […]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Dollansky Keeps Winning Down Under
Woody: Just Let ‘Em Race
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No passing.
No bumping.
No rough racing.
No action.
No fans.
That’s the downhill direction NASCAR has been headed in recent years, especially on the asphalt monster called Talladega. First they painted a yellow line on the track and said nobody could pass there. Next they outlawed bump-drafting in certain areas of the track – the drivers weren’t exactly sure […]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Will The Racing Get Better?
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
At one of the toughest times for motor racing series around the world, it bears asking why some series have continued to sustain their dominant status and others have continued to merely muddle along or in some cases have disappeared.
Exhibit A is NASCAR, where there’s enough […]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 7:34 | 6 Comments
Harris: Tour Tests Truth, Patience
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Every year about this time, I start to get antsy.
I haven’t been to a race since November and I haven’t seen most of my racing friends and colleages since the Sprint Cup awards dinner in early December.
Worse, since most offseason testing has been banned since 2009, the hot stove league that kept the winter days warm […]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 13:57 | One Comment
Kevin Swindell Wins Chili Bowl
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Kevin Swindell won Saturday’s 50-lap Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals main event at the QuikTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Swindell led the final 26 laps and at 20 years old, became the youngest winner in Chili Bowl history.
He is the son of five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell.
Darren Hagen started from the pole. Cory Kruseman spent […]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Thunder Notes: Harvick Won’t Commit To Future
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick, whose driving contract with Richard Childress Racing ends at the conclusion of the 2010 season, shed absolutely no light on his future plans during the media portion of his appearance at Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m not getting in the middle of it,” […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 21:33 | One Comment
Peers Say It’s Junior Time
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR’s “Junior Nation” can take heart in some of the comments coming out of the Preseason Thunder media sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
The general thinking among Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fellow drivers is that his sagging fortunes are headed for a turn-around.
Earnhardt finished 25th in points last year with two top-five and […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 15:00 | 6 Comments
Palin Books Daytona Date
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By Rick Minter
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig saiid Saturday that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has requested credentials for the Daytona 500.
Braig said he ran the request by the France family, which controls the speedway and NASCAR, and got the go-ahead to host Palin, who will be in Daytona […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 14:32 | 7 Comments
Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Midway through the first flush of the fan and media appearances that signal the start of another Sprint Cup season, there seems to be one small group that isn’t quite ready to concede a fifth straight championship to Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team.
That group […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 12:41 | One Comment