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Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 15:31 | 3 Comments
Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer thought it hilarious that the great blackjack hands he was pulling at a Kansas City casino last Thursday were somehow succumbing to even better hands on the part of the dealer. He did, after all, walk away from the table at the end of the day with a nifty [...]

Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 8:27 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500

In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say that I’m glad Danica Patrick will be racing in this month’s Daytona 500.
I’ve always admired Danica’s sass, spunk and spirit, and following her endeavors will make the races she runs considerably more interesting.
Having said that, however, the way she got an automatic starting spot without having [...]

Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 17:24 | One Comment
Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field

Stewart-Haas Racing on Tuesday announced it has taken steps to ensure that Danica Patrick will race in next month’s Daytona 500.
SHR has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing  where TBR will field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2012.
The alliance [...]

Barrichello Testing Indycar
Monday, 30 Jan, 2012 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Barrichello Testing Indycar

Formula 1 veteran Rubens Barrichello drove an Indycar on Monday and said afterward that he is unsure if the drive would lead him to a job in 2012 with the Indianapolis-based series.
“We’ll see,” said Barrichello, who drove a second car prepared by KV Racing Technology at Sebring International Raceway in Florida when asked if fans [...]

It Was A Week Of Loss For Racing
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 9:37 | Comments Off
It Was A Week Of Loss For Racing

It’s been a tough week for old motorsports writers. Not only did we lose two of our longtime colleagues, Harold Pearson and Benny Phillips, but now comes word of the passing of Joseph “Doc’’ Mattioli.
All three of these men played important roles in my auto racing education and all three became friends.
Harold Pearson was part of the “in crowd’’ [...]

Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark

As daylight began returning to Central Florida on Saturday, it showed that Ford’s and Riley’s  impressive showings in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International werecontinuing.
In the lead in the Daytona Prototype class at the 16-hour mark was the No. 60 Ford Riley of Michael Shank Racing. Behind the wheel was Justin Wilson.
Second was the [...]

Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to its status as the first major circuit race on the calendar each year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been a calling card to the rest of the world for American road racing for 50 years. What a ride it’s been since Dan Gurney waited on the banking and [...]

Kauffman Proudly Blood-Redded
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 4:43 | Comments Off
Kauffman Proudly Blood-Redded

Rob Kauffman’s romance with Ferrari began the same way a lot of romances with the carmaker’s products began: as a youngster tacking up a poster of one of the iconic Italian beauties on his bedroom wall. Amore.
This weekend, Kauffman will take his relationship with Ferrari to a new, historic height as he will help usher [...]

Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit
Friday, 27 Jan, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Foyt’s Knee Surgery Prevents Daytona Visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A.J. Foyt, the Grand Marshall of the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, cancelled his appearance at the event due to illness. Foyt had complications from recent knee surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery.
“I am really sorry that I can’t be there this weekend,” said Foyt [...]

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. [...]