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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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The Woods of Virginia – Part 2: DJ Gets 1st Win
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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 on Danica To Make NASCAR Debut At Fontana
Hood: Take My Crew Chief…Please
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
Pagenaud Jumps To Highcroft
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud, the brilliant young French sports car driver, has joined Patron Highcroft Racing as co-driver to David Brabham in the team’s Acura ARX-01c for 2010.
Pagenaud, 25, won three poles, five races and set six fastest race laps during this year’s 10-race American Le Mans Series season with the Acura team […]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 9:30 | One Comment
Jimmie Set To Test Endurance
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Jimmie Johnson’s need to exceed in all manner of race cars has again drawn him to the team that is beginning to feel like Hendrick Motorsports Lite.
Johnson, winner of a record fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, has signed-on for another stint in a Daytona Prototype entered by Bob Stallings Racing for […]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Jimmie Set To Test Endurance