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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model […]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
Hunter-Reay Signed By Andretti
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Andretti Autosport has signed Phillips-Van Heusen and its IZOD brand to team with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The initial focus of Hunter-Reay’s effort in the No. 37 IZOD entry will be the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and will also include a number of other key series events before and after the […]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 17:39 | One Comment
Hood: Loss of Milwaukee Mile Could Mean A Net Gain
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The recent cancellation of a pair of national touring events sanctioned by NASCAR at The Milwaukee Mile presents an opportunity for the sport to give back to fans at the grassroots level.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series was originally scheduled to appear at the historic 1-mile oval in West Allis, Wis. on Saturday June 19. NASCAR’s junior circuit will […]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:54 | 3 Comments
Ingram: The Push Is On To Fix The COTs
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
When Smokey Yunick brought his Chevy to Daytona in 1968, the year after his little ol’ Chevelle beat the mighty factory teams of Chrysler and Ford to the pole for the 500, he ran into some opposition from Bill Gazaway, the director of the NASCAR garage.
After […]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:22 | 4 Comments
Harris: Indy 500 Adapts To Times
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Tradition can be a wonderful thing. But not always.
It has taken officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a long time to figure out that less can be more.
True, for many of the 93 years that the Indianapolis 500 has been run, the month-long schedule every year in May was the right way to go – a celebration […]

Sun, 01/3/10 – 8:42 | 3 Comments
Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the New Year I promise:
* Never again to say Jimmie Johnson can’t win another championship – as I’ve done the past three years.
* Not to grind my teeth so much every time a driver says “awesome.”
* To stop bashing Kyle Busch – until he bashes another guitar.
* To stop saying […]

Sat, 01/2/10 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
The Woods of Virginia – Part 4: Super Speedy
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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, 01/1/10 – 14:23 | 2 Comments
Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember
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(Editor’s note: Nick Bromberg is RacinToday’s race-day blogger. He fixated on more laps last season than anybody should. Here are his picks for the  five best Sprint Cup races of 2009.)
Over the last few seasons, the summer slate of races has been virtually unchanged with the exception of a few moving of race dates.
And usually […]

Fri, 01/1/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off on Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember
Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup
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Well it’s New Year’s Eve. Another year about to end. Time to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” a familiar tune but one that’s sad in a way even as it’s sung at what is otherwise a festive welcome to a new year.
A little research on the Net shows that the old Scottish lyrics talk about raising […]

Thu, 12/31/09 – 15:09 | Comments Off on Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup
Pedley: Story Of Decade Is Not Open To Debate
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With just a couple hours left until the first decade of the 21st Century comes to an end, I thought it might be a good time to think about its defining moment in terms of NASCAR. I keep coming back to the final turn of the final lap of the […]

Thu, 12/31/09 – 9:53 | 9 Comments