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In racin’ news today, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kansas Speedway secures sponsorship; Lally to run for rookie award.
Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced today that Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will sponsor the fall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for 10 years beginning with the Oct. 9, 2011 race.
The race will be the Hollywood Casino 400 [...]
In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 16th: Pole-sitter Earnhardt Jr. crashes in practice; New plates mandated; Bill Elliott’s son signs with Hendrick.
A big wreck occurred involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. during Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Both cars were damaged beyond repair. Earnhardt’s car was the one which qualified for the [...]
NASCAR has mandated two changes to the cars during Speedweeks. On Saturday, the sanctioning body requested teams disconnect air hoses to the radiator and air cooler. On Sunday, Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition, said that teams will be required to have a maximum size of 2.5 inches tall by 20 inches wide on the front grille opening and [...]
This weekend at Volusia Speedway Park, Steve Kinser has been both lucky and good. A night after he dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, Steve Kinser was back in victory lane on Saturday.
But to get there, “The King” needed some help in the form [...]
Predictions that the new surface at Daytona International Speedway would produce high speeds proved more than correct on Friday.
Joey Logano was the fastest car in the evening session of Friday’s practice for Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. His top lap was at an impressive 203.087 mph.
In all, 10 drivers posted speeds in [...]
Ty Dillon, an 18-year-old ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie, drove a qualifying lap in 48.509 seconds (185.533 mph) to win the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon was the 10th of 47 drivers to attempt a qualifying lap, and his time is [...]
In racin’ news today, Friday, Feb. 11:
NASCAR announced today a technology partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems to develop and integrate fuel injection systems into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, targeted for the 2012 season.
Freescale will provide the processors for McLaren’s engine control units that will be used to manage the fuel and [...]
Lola-Aston Martin and Corvette dominated this week’s annual Sebring Winter Test.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. The two-day session served as a preview for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented [...]
Danica Patrick, the 28-year-old racer who transitioned into NASCAR Nationwide Series competition last year with JR Motorsports in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, has finalized her 2011 Nationwide Series plans. JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt, on behalf of the team and primary sponsor GoDaddy.com, announced those plans today.
Patrick’s tour will closely resemble her [...]
In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation [...]