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Starworks, Brumos Win Rolex Poles
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Starworks, Brumos Win Rolex Poles

Qualifying for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona produced an upset Thursday, with the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford Riley capturing the Daytona Prototype pole for the twice-around-the-clock classic at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Dalziel of Orlando turned a fast lap of 1 minute, 41.119-seconds and 126.741 mph on the 3.56-mile, 12-turn road-course. [...]

Elliott To Drive in Coke Zero 400
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2012 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Elliott To Drive in Coke Zero 400

Notes and quotes from the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway:
CONCORD, N.C. – Bill Elliott will return to Sprint Cup driving duty in 2012 for, as it stands right now, just one race.
During the morning session of the annual Sprint NASCAR Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, it was announced [...]

Tour Notes: Kentucky Says No Clogs; Kahne In Court
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Tour Notes: Kentucky Says No Clogs; Kahne In Court

Notes and quotes from Day 3 Wednesday of the annual NASCAR Media Tour:
One of the biggest stories of the 2011 Spring Cup season will not be a big story in 2012, officials at Kentucky Speedway said.
During a morning stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, those officials promised that [...]

Ford Rolls Out Its 2013 “Driveway” Fusion
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2012 – 19:05 | One Comment
Ford Rolls Out Its 2013 “Driveway” Fusion

News and notes from Tueday’s Day 2 of the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour:
NASCAR officials and Ford officials took the opportunity of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour to roll out the new Ford Fusion which will compete in the Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2013.
And in introducing the car, all said they [...]

Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 12:49 | 2 Comments
Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500

CONCORD, N. C. – Danica Patrick announced Monday that she will not drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Instead, she will race in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
Patrick made the announcement during the first day of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in North Carolina.
“I hope [...]

Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rain and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of several thousand race fans who traveled to the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday to meet their favorite drivers – past and present – at the NASCAR Preview presented by Sprint.
Several people slept on the sidewalk outside the building [...]

David Ragan In Front Row
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 9:22 | Comments Off
David Ragan In Front Row

Front Row Motorsports has signed David Ragan to drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ragan, who drove for Roush Fenway Racing the last five seasons, joins Front Row veteran David Gilliland on the team.
Last season, Ragan won his first Cup race (Daytona in July), two poles, and four top-five and [...]

Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?
Friday, 13 Jan, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The big experiment continued on Friday at Daytona International Speedway as drivers took to the track in a relatively big pack for the first time under the current rules package, which includes a larger restrictor plate as of Friday morning.
Speeds were considerably faster than before, with Kurt Busch setting the early [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Is Proud Of His Star-Making Role
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Is Proud Of His Star-Making Role

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is probably still a little young to be considering what will eventually be his legacy in NASCAR. But a big part of it undoubtedly will involve his role as a car owner who was passionate about giving young drivers a chance at stardom.
Earnhardt’s latest pick to drive his [...]

Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 10:18 | Comments Off
Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions

The 2012 Sprint Cup season starts today. It starts with three days of testing at Daytona International Speedway. It starts with a whole bunch of questions wandering the garages looking for answers.
Here are some of those questions. The answers will take months to locate, but that does not prevent us from making guesses.
So…
– Danica Patrick; [...]