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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ […]

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Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(This is the fifth and final installment on the early days of RacinToday’s NASCAR and stock car racing.)
Beyond the competitive elements of honor and defiance plus the inherent violence of motor racing, why was stock car racing so popular in the Southeast and its predominant populations of Scot-Irish, English […]

Fri, 05/14/10 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 5 – Take The Car, Keep The Mule
Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Denny Hamlin feels like he’s finally making up for lost time.
The rising NASCAR Sprint Cup star grabbed three of his four 2009 wins in the last 11 races and spent the winter months listening to people say he was the favorite to end Jimmie Johnson’s record string of four straight […]

Thu, 05/13/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Harris: Hamlin Focused On Chase
Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a five-part RacinToday series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
If the initial stock car racing epidemic had a specific carrier in the 1930s, it was the prototypical promoter. This was the type who usually wore a suit jacket and a fedora […]

Thu, 05/13/10 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 4 – ‘Big Bill’ Tackles Bruton, NSCRA
Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
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As soon as it happened I thought to myself: this could be a seminal moment in Jimmie Johnson’s amazing four-year run.
Johnson was cruising around Darlington Raceway last Saturday night, minding his own business and staying out of trouble – as he usually does – when suddenly A. J. Allmendinger lost control, zinged up the track, […]

Wed, 05/12/10 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Woody: Has Jimmie’s Magic Ride Ended?
Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a five-part series on the earliest days of stock car racing.)
The late Tim Flock, a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driving champion from Atlanta and a former whiskey tripper, always said stock car racing was born in nearby Dawsonville. “Some bootleggers got together […]

Wed, 05/12/10 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 3 – Whiskey Trippers And Flatheads
NHRA Tests New Fuel Pump
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Upon conclusion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals recently, the NHRA in cooperation with Tim Wilkerson Racing and John Force Racing tested a 60-gallon per minute fuel pump as part of its ongoing power reduction program.
The test was designed to reduce the volume of fuel that can be delivered to the engine in the […]

Tue, 05/11/10 – 15:56 | Comments Off on NHRA Tests New Fuel Pump
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Vision Racing announced that Indiana golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller’s will support of the No.20 Dallara/ Honda/ Firestone entry, driven by Ed Carpenter for Panther Racing, by introducing Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka as primary sponsor for the 2010 Indianapolis 500.
Fuzzy Zoeller entered into the spirits business in July 2009, launching his own ultra premium vodka which […]

Tue, 05/11/10 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Carpenter’s Future Is Fuzzy
Woody: Knee Jerk Reaction To Injury
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Any time now I expect a flood of aspiring young racers to rush into operating rooms demanding knee surgery.
Just like kids used to (and maybe still do) wear those obscenely-priced shoes endorsed by Michael Jordon to try to Be Like Mike, I figure young racing wannabes will want to Drive […]

Tue, 05/11/10 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Woody: Knee Jerk Reaction To Injury
Origins, Part 2 – LA Runs First Big Stock Car Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a RacinToday five-part series on the earliest days of stock car racing in America and how the sport first evolved into a national phenomenon.)
Prior to the first outbreak of stock car racing in the 1930’s, America’s driving heroes raced open-wheeled cars built […]

Tue, 05/11/10 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Origins, Part 2 – LA Runs First Big Stock Car Race
Origins, Part 1 – Petty’s 1st Race Was Family Affair
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: In recognition of the opening of the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, this is the first story in a five-part series by RacinToday Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram. The series examines the evolution of stock car racing in all regions of the country as well as the […]

Mon, 05/10/10 – 9:26 | 2 Comments