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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Rain Forces Coca-Cola 600 Delay
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway will have to wait until Memorial Day. The green flag is set to fly at noon, with FOX carrying the broadcast.
Persistent rain throughout the afternoon on Sunday forced officials to make the call at about [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Six-hundred, Schmix-Hundred: Drivers Enjoy The Coke
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – There was a time when a 600-mile NASCAR race was a grueling test of man and machine.
Now with drivers more fit and cars essentially bullet-proof, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is in some respects just a race with another 100 miles to run.
Yes, most drivers hydrate themselves in the [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Sturbin:  Top 5 Indy Memories
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – The first book I checked out of the public library in my hometown was a history of the Indianapolis 500.
And one of these days, I’m going to bring it back.
Actually, I’m sure that book was returned to the Jervis Public Library in Rome, N.Y., shortly after I devoured every [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 11:20 | One Comment
Indianapolis 500 Shapes Up As A Penske Vs. Ganassi Affair
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – From team owners to team gophers, the employees of Team Penske and Target Chip Ganassi Racing wake up every morning intent on beating the corporate snot out of their IndyCar Series rivals.
Race day takes it to another level.  Penske mainstays Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe know at some [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Race Morning At 2009 Indy500
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RacinToday.com brings you into the garages and gasoline alley on the morning of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 mile race.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Coca-Cola 600
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Coca-Cola 600?
Nick Bromberg is doing the double – after the Indy 500, he’s live blogging the Charlotte action.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 10:10 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Indy 500
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Watching the Indy 500 today?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he live blogs the race Flag to Flag.

Sun, 05/24/09 – 8:00 | 55 Comments
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Joey Saldana won the Paul Sawyer Memorial at Virginia Motor Speedway to break into the Top-10 on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series all-time win list. The $10,000 victory was the 46th of his career and places him in a tie with former series champion Bobby Davis Jr. for 10th all time.
Saldana started on [...]

Sun, 05/24/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Bliss Wins Rain-Shortened Nationwide Race
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Yellow flags and rain fell at just the right times for Mike Bliss Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the result was his first Nationwide Series victory in 83 races.
The final batch of rain began to fall with 32 laps to go in the race. Two laps later, NASCAR officials brought the field into [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 22:40 | Comments Off
Tracy Going For First/Second Victory At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Paul Tracy has been promised a trip to West Allis, Wis., next weekend, and another open-wheel race start, if he can win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Which begs this carrot question…if PT does win the 93rd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” will he hold up one finger or [...]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 20:45 | Comments Off