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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 [...]

Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally
Friday, 20 Dec, 2013 – 9:42 | Comments Off
Dario On The Mend Physically, Emotionally

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The pain started for Dario Franchitti in his ankle. Then it moved to his head.  Not long after that, it had spread to his entire body. Perhaps the worst part came when it reached his psyche and the three-time Indy 500 winner suddenly realized that his competitive driving career was [...]

Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season
Wednesday, 18 Dec, 2013 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Sato Returns To Foyt Racing For 2014 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Takuma Sato will begin his second IndyCar Series season with A.J. Foyt Racing today with a test session at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway. The team confirmed Tuesday that Sato, 36, will continue to drive Foyt’s No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda in 2014, the native of Japan’s fifth season in the [...]