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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Woody: Cowboy Hats To Have Their Day at Indy 500
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s gotta be some mistake. I didn’t know they raced Pony-acks at Indy.
But I’ve re-read the story – real slow, moving my lips and everything – and that’s what it says: Richard Petty is going to race at Indianapolis.
Well, sorta.
Petty is going to field a car for John Andretti to […]

Wed, 04/8/09 – 15:33 | 3 Comments
Andretti Lures Petty To The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Andretti is about as diverse as race-car drivers get. He’s driven everything from dragsters to Sprint Cup cars and all manner of vehicle betwixt. It turns out that he is also pretty good at being devious.
So good at being devious that he got the King of stock-car racing to […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 14:54 | 2 Comments
Keller Likes Racing, Loves Winning
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – Jason Keller has made more starts than any other driver in the history of the Busch/Nationwide Series.
Big deal, he says.
“I don’t want to be known as just the guy who started the most races,” Keller says. “I want to win races and compete for championships.”
But to win he […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Keller Likes Racing, Loves Winning
Woody: Points For Poles Is Preposterous
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Awarding a driver points for winning a pole makes about as much sense as awarding a football team points for field goals made by its kicker during pre-game warm-ups.
Winning a pole is not related to winning the race – no how, no way – so why on earth should it […]

Tue, 04/7/09 – 10:14 | 2 Comments
2009 St Pete Race Highlights

Watch the Race highlights from the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Mon, 04/6/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off on 2009 St Pete Race Highlights
Gordon Puts Brakes on Two Skids At Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer 
Fort Worth, Texas – Win in Texas? Finally, Jeff Gordon got ‘er done.
Gordon ended a 12-year/16-race run of futility at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon with a textbook NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in the Samsung 500. A four-time series champion and current points leader, Gordon also snapped a career-worst […]

Mon, 04/6/09 – 13:59 | 2 Comments
Richard Petty Will Enter Indy 500
NASCAR legend Richard Petty will field an entry for the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, with John Andretti driving the Window World-sponsored car in the 2009 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 24.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Petty unveiled the No. 43 Window World Dallara/Honda/Firestone for Indy 500 veteran and NASCAR regular […]

Mon, 04/6/09 – 13:36 | One Comment
Schumacher Wins Second Straight
Tony Schumacher made it two in a row Sunday as he won the NHRA Top Fuel event at the Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.
Ron Capps was the winner in Funny Car and Jeg Coughlin won in Pro Stock.
Schumacher beat Brandon Bernstein in the Top Fuel finals with a 3.874-second, 311.77 mph-run over […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Schumacher Wins Second Straight
Briscoe Wins IndyCar Season-Opener
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A lot of uncertainty occupied the thoughts of those at Team Penske during the IndyCar Series’  off season. Not least among the unncertainty being: Would marquee driver Helio Castroneves be in the car or in jail because of tax problems when the 2009 season started?
But on Sunday, on the bumpy-bouncy […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – With the exit last year of H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler from the employ of Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage has assumed the title of promoter extraordinaire at Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Gossage, president and general manager of Texas Motor Speedway, has overseen every aspect of “The Great American Speedway!” […]

Sun, 04/5/09 – 13:38 | Comments Off on Texas Motor Speedway Boss Busts His Humpy For Fans