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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Jimmie Set To Test Endurance
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Jimmie Johnson’s need to exceed in all manner of race cars has again drawn him to the team that is beginning to feel like Hendrick Motorsports Lite.
Johnson, winner of a record fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, has signed-on for another stint in a Daytona Prototype entered by Bob Stallings Racing for […]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Jimmie Set To Test Endurance
Ingram: Patrick A Threat And An Inspiration
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
I wrote the book on Danica Patrick, or perhaps more accurately, the unauthorized biography. Having watched her race since her earliest days in IndyCar, trust me on this. Once she starts driving NASCAR stockers, Patrick is going to surprise some naysayers.
As an IndyCar rookie, when Patrick […]

Mon, 12/14/09 – 7:43 | 18 Comments
Woody: Hunter Is Simply Irreplaceable
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I doubt that any individual in the history of NASCAR has exerted a more positive influence on the sport than Jim Hunter.
During his decades in racing, from running Darlington Raceway to his current role as a NASCAR executive, Hunter was always a friend of the media.
As a former Atlanta sports writer he was able to […]

Sun, 12/13/09 – 10:42 | 5 Comments
Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Juan Pablo Montoya is not often confused with the game of golf. But according to team co-owner Chip Ganassi, Montoya’s breakout season in 2009 had a lot to do with pitching and putting as well as hitting long drives.
“Juan has learned the game of golf,” said Ganassi, whose driver made […]

Sun, 12/13/09 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top
Hood: The Future Of NASCAR Is Crystal Clear
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
OK, I realize the Daytona 500 is still more than two months away. The first Christmas gift has yet to be opened and we’re still three weeks away from a Dick Clark sighting.
But let’s shake the ol’ crystal ball extra hard and see what outlandish predictions we can deliver well in advance […]

Sat, 12/12/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Duno To Test ARCA Cars
IndyCar driver Milka Duno will make her stock car debut during the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Daytona International Speedway December 18, 19  and 20.
Duno will participate in the test behind the wheel of Braun Racing’s No. 90 Toyota.
It will be Duno’s first opportunity to go around the 2.5-mile […]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 16:44 | Comments Off on Duno To Test ARCA Cars
Kyle Busch Going Trucking
Kyle Busch announced on Friday that he will enter two Toyota Tundras full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning in 2010.
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), which has fielded Late Models for Busch and others the last three years, will step up to the Camping World Truck Series with youth behind the wheel and experience […]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Going Trucking
Woody: Danica Bashing Stinks
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In the aftermath of Danica Patrick’s announced plan to stick her toe into NASCAR’s Nationwide pool next year, I’ve been surprised by the amount of hostile fan response.
Is Danica fiery and temperamental?
Yes she is. Just like A.J. Foyt used to be.
Is she a tough, take-no-prisoners racer?
You bet. Just like The Intimidator was.
Has she proven she […]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 9:40 | 18 Comments
New Crew Chiefs For KHI
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Friday that Dave Fuge and Doug George have joined the organization’s Camping World Truck Series program.
Fuge will lead the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet Silverado driven by four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and George will serve as crew chief of the No. 2 Truck which will feature several NASCAR Sprint […]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft
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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, 12/11/09 – 8:22 | Comments Off on The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft