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Gilliland Also Provided Some February Warmth
Friday, 25 Feb, 2011 – 16:18 | One Comment
Gilliland Also Provided Some February Warmth

Trevor Bayne and the Wood Brothers were the best of the feel good stories coming out of the Daytona 500 last weekend, but not the only ones.
David Gilliland, a person who has come to be a symbol of the journeyman driver in NASCAR, finished third. He actually had a run at victory and had things […]

Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
Friday, 25 Feb, 2011 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More
Tasca Earned Piece Of Wally; Now Wants More

Long before firing-off what John Force has dubbed “The shot heard ‘round the world,” Bob Tasca III had considered the NHRA Funny Car icon an extended family member.
“I’ve described my relationship with John a number of different ways,” said Tasca, whose paternal Ford Motor Company roots in NHRA Championship Drag Racing run as deep as […]

Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start

Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at […]

NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall

Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will roll into the staging lanes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this afternoon for the first round of professional […]

Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 6:00 | One Comment
Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article

Among the enjoyable things for a reporter to do at a short track is trying to pick out the drivers with the potential to move on to bigger and better things.
Back in 2007, at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Ga., the track now known as Gresham Motorsports Park, a 16-year-old kid was in the grandstands […]

Car Guys Set To Go To War
Wednesday, 23 Feb, 2011 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Car Guys Set To Go To War
Car Guys Set To Go To War

In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden […]

Race Day: Spoiler Alert – Here Are The Winners
Sunday, 20 Feb, 2011 – 8:59 | 3 Comments
Race Day: Spoiler Alert – Here Are The Winners

We at RacinToday.com hate to spoil today’s race and the rest of the season for readers, but we’re going to have to. Sorry.
As a season-opening, special edition of Race Day, the staff is offering its picks for the winner of today’s Daytona 500 and for the 2011 Sprint Cup championship.
We’ve hedged just a bit by […]

Stewart Dances Way To Nationwide Victory At Daytona
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 15:59 | One Comment
Stewart Dances Way To Nationwide Victory At Daytona

Tony Stewart won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon and, of course, it was as a result of another round of Noah’s Ark racing.
Stewart edged Clint Bowyer by inches to get the victory in the Drive4COPD 300.
Landon Cassill, who pushed Stewart from 11th place to the victory over the final laps, […]

Minter: Ah, The Smell Of Bondo In A NASCAR Garage
Saturday, 19 Feb, 2011 – 8:30 | One Comment
Minter: Ah, The Smell Of Bondo In A NASCAR Garage

Daytona Beach, Fla. – A few random observations from a Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
First, it was refreshing to walk through the garage and get a whiff of fresh Bondo being applied to a race car. Donnie Wingo and the crew of Trevor Bayne’s No. 21 Ford were in the far end of the second […]

Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes
Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2011 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes
Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes

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 […]