Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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Harvick Not Happy About Slow Start To Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Kevin Harvick has not gotten off to the kind of start he and his Richard Childress Racing team hoped for.
After four NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Harvick is 15th in the standings and full of mixed feelings.
On one hand, he’s delighted with the way the No. 29 Chevrolet team is working […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 6:50 | One Comment
Woody: Was Bristol Half Empty Or Half Full?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Like everybody else, I was surprised by the vacant seats at Bristol Motor Speedway last Sunday – gaps as glaring as missing front teeth in a smiling beauty-queen contestant.
Some estimates place the attendance at around 130,000 — 30,000 below capacity.
Since then all the talk has been how the empties are […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 13:08 | 12 Comments
KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
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With the addition of Tony Kanaan to his IZOD IndyCar Series roster, Jimmy Vasser believes KV Racing Technology has signed “the sport’s best teammate” – and the driver who can break the Ganassi-Penske open-wheel monopoly in 2011.
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, saw a tumultuous offseason end on Monday when he was introduced as driver […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t […]

Wed, 03/23/11 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Woody: Does Daytona Dazzle Haunt Bayne?
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Trevor Bayne’s amazing victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 has its downside.
The just-turned-20 driver left himself a hard – no, an impossible – act to follow.
When you start the season on top of the world, there’s only one way to go from there. Since capturing Daytona, Bayne has had his struggles.
He is sixth in points […]

Wed, 03/23/11 – 6:52 | One Comment
Minter: Empty Bristol Seats Signal A Cultural Shift
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People in and around NASCAR have spent a good bit of the past few days pondering the stunning number of empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway.
My first hint about the situation came on the trip into Bristol.  In the past, the road was full of campers of all sizes and conditions. Pickup trucks loaded for […]

Tue, 03/22/11 – 6:59 | 6 Comments
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If you were up before dawn on Sunday to catch a plane, as I was, in hopes of seeing the green flag fall at the Bristol Motor Speedway’s Sprint Cup event on TV at home, the idea of watching races live via a computer bears some thought.
On Saturday, the day […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 16:12 | Comments Off on Ingram: A Racing Revolution Begins At
Surviving 12 Hours Of Racing Was A Breeze
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Some cold, soggy un-refridgerated Monday morning leftovers:
Somebody once asked me: How in the heck can race fans stay entertained during 12-hour, 24-hour endurance races?
The answer, which was underlined Saturday at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, is: No problemo.
You don’t have to be an avid race fan, or even […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 10:33 | One Comment
Race Notes: Tickets Go Unused
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – It wasn’t a good day to be a ticket scalper outside of Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Folks hoping to peddle grandstand tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Jeff Byrd 500 were spotted up to 10 miles from the .533-mile oval less than an hour before the start […]

Sun, 03/20/11 – 18:53 | 6 Comments