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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
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 [...]

Woody: New System Has Good Points And Glitches
Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2011 – 14:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: New System Has Good Points And Glitches

NASCAR’s new championship system is set to launch, and since every other life form in the known Solar System has waded in on it, here’s my take:
It’s essentially the same as the old system(s). Drivers are awarded a certain number of points based on their order of finish. That means that the driver who consistently [...]

Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages
Saturday, 12 Feb, 2011 – 14:48 | One Comment
Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages

Let’s see what’s in the old Saturday Memo today:
NASCAR has set itself up for an environmental disaster of major proportions this coming season. It is a disaster the effects of which, I predict, will range from nightmares to temporary blindness.
It is the off-season decree by series officials that fans, and especially media, will be allowed [...]

Johnson’s Crew Will Face Internal Competition, Too
Saturday, 12 Feb, 2011 – 8:15 | 2 Comments
Johnson’s Crew Will Face Internal Competition, Too

The word is out to pit crew members of Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup team: Rest on your laurels and you’ll be resting on your butt.
Chad Knaus, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports crew chief, made that clear Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
Knaus said that crew members on his team who do not perform up to the level which [...]

Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole

Predictions that the new surface at Daytona International Speedway would produce high speeds proved more than correct on Friday.
Joey Logano was the fastest car in the evening session of Friday’s practice for Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. His top lap was at an impressive 203.087 mph.
In all, 10 drivers posted speeds in [...]

Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 12:30 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors

In racin’ news today, Friday, Feb. 11:
NASCAR announced today a technology partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems to develop and integrate fuel injection systems into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, targeted for the 2012 season.
Freescale will provide the processors for McLaren’s engine control units that will be used to manage the fuel and [...]

Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Wednesday, 9 Feb, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation [...]

Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February
Tuesday, 8 Feb, 2011 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
On the cusp of the new season, it’s worthwhile to ask if the changes to the points system and Chase for the Sprint Cup formats were worth the trouble?
There’s not much difference from the preceding systems after there was so much expectation built up last year by a summer-long public [...]