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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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RacinToday’s Pedley To Vote On NASCAR Hall of Fame Panel
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The letters have been mailed, with the invitations extended.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France has sent letters of invitation to 50 people – including RacinToday.com Managing Editor Jim Pedley – asking them to serve on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominating Committee and/or Voting Panel.
The hall’s inaugural class, consisting of five [...]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 12:42 | 2 Comments
Gordon Earns First Quarter DOTY Award
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Jeff Gordon’s fast start, and return to victory lane, turned the tide as he was voted first quarter Driver of the Year 2009.
Gordon, a four-time NASCAR champion and the only four-time winner of the Driver of the Year Award, led the Sprint Cup standings as of the date of this year’s first ballot.
Although he won [...]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 8:25 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents 400 Preview
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Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth say Richmond International Raceway is a favorite for fans and drivers alike. Plus, find out which former Richmond winner tops …

Tue, 04/28/09 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
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Talladega Superspeedway, with its skyscraper banking, oxygen-sucking speeds and 200-mph traffic jams, has always been a beast of a different breed.
It’s the one track that keeps drivers awake the night before a race.
At 2.66 miles Talladega the biggest, baddest slab of asphalt in NASCAR. Predictably, after last Sunday’s wild crash-o-rama, [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 18:10 | 3 Comments
Woody: David Poole Was Good Man, Journalist
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I was sitting at my desk working on a racing story awhile ago when I got a call that David Poole had just suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 50 years old.
Ironically the story I was writing was in response to David’s column about Sunday’s crash-fest at Talladega. He [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Minter: Auto Racing Loses A Great One
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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 For the past 10 years or so, anytime big news broke on the NASCAR scene, it wouldn’t be long before I got a phone call from David Poole. Sometimes I was already onto the story, sometimes not.
Poole knew how important is was for beat reporters to be on top of [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 18:06 | One Comment
Journalist David Poole Dies At 50
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David Poole, whom is considered by his peers as the top motor sports writer in America, died Tuesday.
Poole, who worked for the Charlotte Observer, was 50.
Poole had just returned from last week’s race at Talladega, Ala. He was at his Stanfield home when the heart attack occurred. His daughter called 911. Emergency crews rushed him [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 16:40 | 5 Comments
Sturbin: “Leisure” Not in Jerry Cook’s Vocabulary
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Looking back at that slice of life in my hometown, it was a time of firsts.
First job. First apartment. First leisure suit.
Would you believe chocolate brown with printed shirt? Have mercy. We’re time-warping here from May 1973 to September 1978 and my tenure as sports writer/editor [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Schumacher Collects More Hardware
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U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher received his 2008 Driver of the Year trophy here Thursday night during the annual International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Last December, an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists named Schumacher the 2008 Driver of the Year after the Chicago-area resident posted a record fifth [...]

Tue, 04/28/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Minter: Talladega Scene Won’t Be Forgotten
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Reporters are probably the least qualified of anyone involved to solve the problems that come with racing today’s NASCAR cars at Talladega Superspeedway.
So the best approach for scribes to take is to observe, report what they see and let the readers decide what they think.
That being said, [...]

Mon, 04/27/09 – 16:50 | 2 Comments