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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. said Friday that sponsorship was the key to his remaining at Furniture Row Racing in 2019.
5-hour ENERGY, a co-primary sponsor on Truex’s Toyota with Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats for 30 Cup races this year, announced last month it was leaving the […]

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Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – From the quiet, comfortable air-conditioned safety of his transporter, Ricky Carmichael pointed first to his wrist, then to his shoulder and then his collar bone.  All, he said, were objects of massive attention from doctors during his days as the main guy in motocross racing.
It was […]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure
Graham Rahal aboard the USS Ronald Regan
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Graham’s recent trip to the USS Ronald Reagan Naval aircraft carrier for Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization which provides emergency assistance and morale to our troups, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home.

Wed, 04/29/09 – 20:26 | One Comment
Armijo: David, Thanks For Everything
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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I don’t have nearly as many stories to share as my RacinToday.com colleagues Rick Minter and Larry Woody wrote in their wonderful tributes to David Poole. I didn’t know David nearly as long and rarely saw him more than once or twice a year when we crossed paths either at […]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Armijo: David, Thanks For Everything
Minter: They’re Going 200 mph Again At Talladega
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In his final column, David Poole called for changes to the race track at Talladega Superspeedway to prevent a disaster from happening in light of the Carl Edwards crash at the end of Sunday’s Aaron’s 499.
 Poole pointed out that changes to the cars, restrictor plates, yellow line rules and other […]

Wed, 04/29/09 – 15:33 | 8 Comments
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 on Gordon Earns First Quarter DOTY Award
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 on NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents 400 Preview
Woody: On Sunday, The Beast Struck Again
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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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 on Woody: David Poole Was Good Man, Journalist
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