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France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 19:09 | One Comment
France: No Big Changes For NASCAR in 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR is so strong, and on such an upswing after the 2011 season, that no major changes will be implemented for the 2012 season.
That was the gist of NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s state of the union-like message during his annual address to the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour presented [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Says He Likes Being On The Hook
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012 – 19:16 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Says He Likes Being On The Hook

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR champion team owner Rick Hendrick really didn’t know if pairing crew chief Steve Letarte with Dale Earnhardt Jr. last year would work, but it did and Wednesday the third-generation driver said he doesn’t want Letarte to change anything for the 2012 season.
“I told him during the [...]

Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart couldn’t resist the temptation Monday to casually remark that his new crew chief, Steve Addington, felt like he was on vacation at Stewart-Haas Racing.
After all, Addington’s previous two drivers were the Busch brothers – Kurt at Penske Racing and Kyle [...]

Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 8:06 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ROME, N.Y. – There is a James Dean-like fascination with the life and times and death of NASCAR Modified champion Richie Evans here in his hometown, where “The Rapid Roman” is remembered as a complex country boy who was too fast to live, too young to die.
Winner of nine NASCAR [...]

Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500
Sunday, 15 Jan, 2012 – 9:23 | Comments Off
Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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The end of NASCAR’s three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday did not mean the end of testing – for the Sprint Cup teams nor for NASCAR.
Series official John Darby said Saturday afternoon that all involved will continue to search for the combination of rules and equipment which will [...]

Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 2 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
The image, at least, of crew chief Chad Knaus is that of a micro manager. A guy who has to not only put his fingerprints on every aspect of things affecting [...]

Courtney Force Moves Up To Nitro Funny Car
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Moves Up To Nitro Funny Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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John Force Racing announced Tuesday that Courtney Force, youngest daughter of team owner John Force, will drive a fuel Funny Car for the team during the upcoming NHRA season.
She will drive a Ford Mustang tuned by veteran Ron Douglas. It will be sponsored by Traxxas, a Texas company which got [...]

Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Corvettes Roar Loudest At Testing For Daytona 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Max Angelelli ran the fastest lap of the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session on Sunday morning with a lap of 126.712 mph in the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP co-driven by Ricky Taylor and Ryan Briscoe.
The new Corvette DPs took the top five places at the test, [...]

Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 17:14 | One Comment
Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The National Football League fires up its version of the Chase for the Championship this week, with every team dreaming about winning the Super Bowl – pro football’s Daytona 500.
NASCAR, you might have noticed, has already completed its playoffs in what was the closest, most dramatic championship battle in the sport’s [...]

Pedley: Montoya To Be On Watch List At Rolex
Wednesday, 28 Dec, 2011 – 12:03 | One Comment
Pedley: Montoya To Be On Watch List At Rolex

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After climbing out of his BMW Riley for the final time at last year’s Rolex 24, Juan Pablo Montoya cut loose with jokes. Jokes about his aggressive driving style and on-track tactics. Jokes that produced more innovative curse words than laughs in the paddock at Daytona International Speedway.
Jokes whose punchlines, [...]