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TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]

Haas F1 Rolls Out Gen 2 Car In Barcelona
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Rolls Out Gen 2 Car In Barcelona
Haas F1 Rolls Out Gen 2 Car In Barcelona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Second-generation car. Revamped international driver lineup. Same “can-do” American attitude.
That was the package Haas F1 Team rolled out Monday at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on the official opening day of testing for the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Kevin Magnussen, who joined the team during the offseason, was the […]

Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race
Rookie Grala Wins Daytona Truck Series Race

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Rookie Kaz Grala guided his truck through, then past a last-lap incident involving 13 trucks to win Friday night’s season-opening Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Grala, 18, started on the pole in the No. 33 Chevrolet, emerged from the backstretch incident that ruined a dominating effort by Grala’s teammate, defending race champion – […]

Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues
Jimmie’s Drive Through History Continues

Jimmie Johnson will be crowned NASCAR’s “Eighth Wonder” with his next championship, the one that will separate the Hendrick Motorsports superstar from Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
The long and grinding Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road moves into full race mode Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers and teams will […]

Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row

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Once again, qualifying day for the Daytona 500 turned into a showcase for NASCAR’s most bankable stars as young Chase Elliott and veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole and P2 respectively in next weekend’s 59th running of stock car racing’s most important event.
Both drivers are members of Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott won the pole […]

Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The race […]

For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2017 – 13:56 | Comments Off on For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.
Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race […]

Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
Monday, 13 Feb, 2017 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]

Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2017 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Californian Leah Pritchett completed her first pass down a drag strip at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in a Jr. Dragster when she was 8-years-old. Twenty years later, Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel pole at her home track as qualifications concluded Saturday afternoon for the 57th annual […]

Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
Friday, 10 Feb, 2017 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]