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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Braun Heads To Cup Series
Braun Racing has announced that it will run a limited Sprint Cup Series program in 2010.
Dollar General, which sponsors the team’s No. 32 entry in the Nationwide Series, will serve as primary sponsor for five races, including Daytona International Speedway (February), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March), Chicagoland Speedway (July), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July) and Charlotte Motor […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Braun Heads To Cup Series
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
| Senior Writer

Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock
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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, […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 17:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
| Senior Writer

Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Video Postcard From Dubai

This week, NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip is in Dubai to drive a Ferrari in the Dubai 24 sports car race.
“I love racing cars,” said Waltrip prior to his trip. “The Daytona 500 is the ultimate race for a NASCAR driver to win. But how cool is it to go to Dubai on the other side of […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Video Postcard From Dubai
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale […]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 7:49 | One Comment

Bechtelsville, PA –  NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be the featured attraction on most Saturday nights during the 2010 auto racing season at Grandview Speedway.
The season will kick off with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 27th at 12 noon. The practice is open to all divisions of competition.
A 40-lap championship event […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 20:12 | Comments Off on More than 40 dates on Grandview Speedway Schedule
Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta
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Hampton, Ga. – There have been times in the past where top-rung Sprint Cup drivers openly admitted they hated testing. But with testing strictly limited nowadays, those sentiments seem to have softened.
The four drivers testing Goodyear tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed happy to be back in the ol’ firesuits and turning […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 15:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, […]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 9:49 | 2 Comments