Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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US F1 Set To Announce Driver
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US F1 will formally announce Jose Maria Lopez as its driver in Argentina on Monday, a business manager has confirmed. The 26-year-old former Renault test driver has sponsorship in place from the Argentianian government through the Automobile Club of Argentina as well as commercial backing.
Peter Windsor, the sporting director for US F1, has been in […]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 7; Road Warriors
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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, […]

Sat, 01/23/10 – 9:27 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong
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People in the media are dumping all over Jack Roush this week because of something the hyper-blunt team owner said during the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday.
Being a natural contrarian, I hereby do my duty:
There is some truth in what Roush said. He got some details wrong, he clearly does not have a total […]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 17:06 | 17 Comments
Woody: Baker Says Racing Climate Is ‘Brutal”
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Gary Baker has had experience hitting hard walls.
During his driving days he once cracked the concrete at Talladega at over 200 mph.
Now Baker, speaking as a team owner, says stock car racing has hit an equally hard economic wall. He’s not sure when – or if – it […]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
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Concord, N.C. – Michael Waltrip plans to slow down some, but only on the race track.
The owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, which will field NASCAR Sprint Cup cars for David Reutimann and team newcomer Martin Truex Jr. in 2010,  says he is bringing his Cup career to a halt.
“I’m going to run Daytona – the […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 22:18 | Comments Off on Tour Notes: Waltrip Set To Lift
NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Four-wide drag racing will go from the talking stage to the staging lanes in historic fashion during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
For the first time in NHRA national event history, qualifying and eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 15:05 | Comments Off on NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – It seems there is some kind of populist movement under way in NASCAR.
Over the years, the wheels of NASCAR’s hierarchy have tended to turn a lot slower than the wheels on its race cars.
Part of the reason for the sanctioning organization taking its good old time making […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 13:36 | 6 Comments
Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk
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The common theme in the early rounds of NASCAR media and fan events this season has been the sport’s efforts to give the fans what they want. Rules changes are being made in response to fans’ complaints about “boring” races. The very fact that events such as Preseason Thunder at Daytona and Speed and Sound […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 11:13 | One Comment
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea […]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew
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Concord, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. fails to get back into the top echelon of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors in the 2010 season, it won’t be for lack of effort.
The Hendrick Motorsports team, which also fields Chevrolets for four-time Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as well as longtime stock car star […]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 21:29 | One Comment