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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Dixon Has New Team At Home To Deal With
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
As a two-time IndyCar Series champion and the most recent Indianapolis 500 winner, Scott Dixon appears to be a man with few worlds to conquer.
So, how about fatherhood…and the joy of changing diapers? That life-altering experience awaits Scott and Emma Dixon, who are expecting their first child in late July. 
“Both […]

Wed, 04/1/09 – 13:25 | One Comment
Wood Brothers Seeking Success with Hyder
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If race fans think it’s good for the Wood Brothers Racing team to still be a viable entity after 59 years in the sport, one of the first people to thank is the Woods’ current crew chief, David Hyder.
 Hyder, who drove his own short track cars before injuries at Myrtle […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:38 | 3 Comments
IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
Vision Racing of the IndyCar series announced Tuesday that it has hired Ryan Hunter-Reay to drive for it in the 2009 season.
Hunter-Reay, 28, joins fellow American, Ed Carpenter, on the team’s driver roster.
Hunter-Reay, who won on the road course at Watkins Glen International last season and claimed IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year honors in […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off on IRL’s Vision Racing hires Hunter-Reay
Sammy Johns is a veteran crew chief who is working this year with a driver who is not all that young, but is newish to NASCAR, A.J. Allmendinger. This week, Johnson answered some questions about himself, Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger, Dodge and racing.
Question: Any relief in moving from the half-mile tracks of Bristol and Martinsville […]

Tue, 03/31/09 – 17:35 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Texas Motor Speedway, one of the sport’s fastest tracks. Hear from David Ragan and Joey Logano, who are attempting to run both races this weekend.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:30 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
She inherited her dad’s corn-silk hair, her mom’s vivaciousness, her folks’ Tennessee twang and her grandparents’ wry sense of humor.
If she also inherited her family’s racing genes, look out – Sutherlin Marlin just could become NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:27 | One Comment
Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talk about your buzz kills.
Yesterday afternoon – and presumably well into the evening – NASCAR team-owner Rick Hendrick and his guys were brows deep in a party mode. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson had won his first Sprint Cup race of the season and the team’s three other […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off on Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
Harvick Wins Delayed Trucks Race
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For the second week in a row, Kevin Harvick wore two hats to a NASCAR Victory Lane.
Monday, week and a couple days after winning a Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a Kevin Harvick Inc. entry, he was back on winner’s turf at Martinsville Speedway in a No. […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Delayed Trucks Race
Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 provided some quick relief for race fans looking for some old-fashioned slam-bang racing.
Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin put on a short-track racing clinic in the closing stages of the race, with Hamlin first taking the lead from Johnson with a bold move into turn […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:35 | Comments Off on Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway’s drive to land a second Sprint Cup date will restart today when track president Jeff Boerger officially submits a bid for construction of a casino and hotel project at his facility.
The new bid will be very similar to one submitted to the Kansas Lottery […]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race