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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Bromberg: Five Drives To Remember
| Senior Writer

(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 […]

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Minter: Let’s Raise A Cup to Cup
| Senior Writer

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
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
Sturbin: Here Are 10 To Remember from ’09
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
For those of us still fortunate enough to be involved in this profession, the 2009 motorsports season was not all about Jimmie and Junior and Danica.
For this writer, 2009 was about transitioning from a 35-year career in the daily newspaper industry into the 24/7 world of cyberspace. Away from the […]

Wed, 12/30/09 – 8:33 | 3 Comments
Woody: Sadler Leaves Big ‘Family’
| Senior Writer

When Earl Sadler was considering starting a racing team, he sought advice from legendary owner/driver Junior Johnson. Johnson advised Sadler to run a race team like a business – control costs and make careful, calculated decisions.
Sadler thanked Johnson, went out, and threw the advice to the winds. He raced from the heart. He delighted in […]

Tue, 12/29/09 – 15:00 | 3 Comments
Minter: Trips To Tracks Produce Loads Of Winners
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When my RacinToday boss man Jim Pedley wrote recently about Road America and smelly feet, he accomplished what all columnists set out to do in the beginning – he got people to thinking. At least that’s the effect it had on me.
As I read about Pedley and his pals piling […]

Tue, 12/29/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Minter: Trips To Tracks Produce Loads Of Winners
Woody: Jimmie Wins Award, Debate
| Senior Writer

The argument began about the time the caveman invented the wheel and he and a buddy loaded up their coolers and took it for a spin:
Are race drivers athletes?
There was a time when much of the media ignored auto racing because subjective sports editors didn’t think it belonged in the sports section. Even during NASCAR’s […]

Mon, 12/28/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Woody: Jimmie Wins Award, Debate
Ingram: USF1 Won’t Make Grid in Bahrain?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This just in from Europe: America’s new Formula One team may not make it to the grid in Bahrain next March to open the 2010 season.
There never seems to be enough of the usual scandal, Machiavellian machinations, Flavio factoids and Bernie bits to fulfill the demands […]

Mon, 12/28/09 – 7:35 | 5 Comments
Time Machine: The Yates Head Bows Out – Finally
| Senior Writer

(Editor’s note: Time Machine is a semi-regular feature from RacinToday which looks back at important moments in auto racing history.)
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When Speed Weeks begin in Daytona Beach next February, it will mark the beginning of the first full season for the Ford FR9 engine. It will also mark the end of the Robert […]

Mon, 12/28/09 – 6:30 | One Comment
The Woods of Virginia – Part 3: Glen Grabs The Wheel
| 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, one of the second-generation members […]

Sun, 12/27/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments