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Langdon Ready To Go Back-To-Back In Top Fuel
Thursday, 6 Feb, 2014 – 12:03 | Comments Off on Langdon Ready To Go Back-To-Back In Top Fuel
Langdon Ready To Go Back-To-Back In Top Fuel

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A year ago at this time, Shawn Langdon was a driver with things to prove. Important things. Things like proving he belonged on a Top Fuel team that had a championship-winning past.
This year heading into the coming weekend’s NHRA Mello Yellow drag racing series’ season-opening Winternationals, Langdon again has something […]

NASCAR Unveils Revamped Chase Structure
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 13:40 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Revamped Chase Structure
NASCAR Unveils Revamped Chase Structure

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives confirmed Thursday what had been rumored and speculated on for several weeks – a major change in the Chase format that will emphasize winning throughout the season and make the season finale a winner-take-all event for the championship.
The new format expands the Chase field to […]

Penske Votes Yes On Latest NASCAR Changes
Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014 – 21:26 | One Comment
Penske Votes Yes On Latest NASCAR Changes

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – International businessman Roger Penske’s motorsports involvement has covered all major facets of the sport – driver, team and track owner – and he said Wednesday he believed NASCAR was headed in the right direction with its rule changes for 2014.
“Change is an important evolution. There is no […]

Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex
Friday, 24 Jan, 2014 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex
Flat Spot On: Sunshine And Jaundice at the Rolex

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was the warmest of times and the coldest of times on the day before the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The skies? They were murky and clear.
The warmth emanated from satisfaction that the long-held dream of a single united endurance racing series in North America […]

NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase
Saturday, 18 Jan, 2014 – 9:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase
NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase

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If reports out of North Carolina prove correct, the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship will undergo massive changes.
The Charlotte Observer newspaper ran a story on Friday evening that NASCAR is considering increasing the size of the year-ending playoff Chase field to 16 drivers.
That field of 16 would be whittled down by eliminations and culminate […]

Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014
Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014
Crew Chief Letarte To Switch To TV After 2014

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a surprise announcement, crew chief Steve Letarte, who has been leading Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team at Hendrick Motorsports, is leaving pit road to be a TV analyst for NBC, beginning with the 2015 season when the network returns to the sport.
”I’ve always been impressed with […]

Spirit Is Strong During Final Day Of The Roar
Sunday, 5 Jan, 2014 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Spirit Is Strong During Final Day Of The Roar
Spirit Is Strong During Final Day Of The Roar

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Spirit of Daytona Racing left the November TUDOR United SportsCar Championship open test at Daytona International Speedway with a torn-up race car.
The team returned to Daytona for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a brand-new race car and took the honors of running the fastest lap on Sunday, the final day of the […]

Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar
Saturday, 4 Jan, 2014 – 21:48 | Comments Off on Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar
Cup’s McMurray Fastest On Day 2 Of The Roar

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A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and a Formula One test driver led the respective Prototype classes in the second day of Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing.
Jamie McMurray, winner of the 2010 Daytona 500 Cup race, paced the prototype drivers with a lap of 1:38.980 (129.481 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/Target Ford EcoBoost/Riley. […]

Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Friday, 3 Jan, 2014 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona
Notes: Sports Cars ‘Roar’ To Life At Daytona

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Christian Fittipaldi logged the fastest lap of the day Friday at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The “Roar”, which serves as practice for the upcoming 24, will continue through the weekend.
The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held on Jan. 25-26, opening a new era in North American sports car racing […]

Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013
Wednesday, 25 Dec, 2013 – 10:21 | 3 Comments
Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Colleague/boss Jim Pedley, founder and managing editor of RacinToday.com, emailed me on the morning after the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards telecast to note that he just cannot bear to watch the program anymore.
“Like fingernails on blackboard watching these guys try to be funny,” Jim said. And I bet […]