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Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
Wednesday, 26 Jan, 2011 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems

Charlotte, N.C. – While NASCAR is ready to divulge its reworked points system for the Sprint Cup series, track owner Bruton Smith says money is far more important than points.

Smith, whose SMI owns tracks that will host 12 Sprint Cup races in 2011, said NASCAR needs to increase the winner’s purse to add some needed […]

De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
Wednesday, 26 Jan, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off on De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear

Simona de Silvestro’s future in the IZOD IndyCar Series is set for the next three seasons, theoretically at a pace that promises to be nuclear.
Keith Wiggins’ HVM Racing and Entergy Nuclear have entered into a three-year partnership as primary sponsor for de Silvestro, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
“It’s a really special feeling, and […]

Ganassi Has Tough Act To Follow
Monday, 24 Jan, 2011 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Ganassi Has Tough Act To Follow
Ganassi Has Tough Act To Follow

Charlotte, N.C. – As bright and shining as the possibilities are for the 2011 racing season, Chip Ganassi  grows a little wistful when he thinks about 2010.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I didn’t want the year to end,’’ Ganassi  said Monday during the first event of the 29th annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted […]

Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The NASCAR racing boys got back to work on Thursday, in the garage, on the race track and in the media center at Daytona International Speedway.
The morning was devoted to single-car runs, while the early part of the afternoon session saw drivers running in two-car packs, […]

Three Day Test Begins At DIS
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Three Day Test Begins At DIS
Three Day Test Begins At DIS

The engines of the Sprint Cup cars will fire for the first time in 2011 when  a three-day test gets under way at Daytona International Speedway today. Most of the top drivers will be participating.

The test – scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 22 – runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET […]

Elliott Set To Put On Chevy Bow Tie
Monday, 17 Jan, 2011 – 16:04 | 4 Comments
Elliott Set To Put On Chevy Bow Tie

Bill Elliott’s late father, George Elliott, was as loyal a Ford supporter as they came. His sons went on to carry the banner for Ford Racing in the 1980s, and Bill Elliott spent the last four seasons driving Ford’s most famous car, the No. 21 of the Wood Brothers Race team.
But when testing opens at […]

Hood: Living Rooms Are Full Of Potential Snitches
Sunday, 16 Jan, 2011 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Hood: Living Rooms Are Full Of Potential Snitches

A professional golfer is disqualified from a tournament after a TV viewer notices a rules violation and tips off the PGA.
Could a similar scenario play out during a NASCAR event?
Camilo Villegas received a jolt on his 29th birthday a week ago in Hawaii after learning he had been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. He was told that someone watching […]

Rex White Gets “Another Win”
Thursday, 13 Jan, 2011 – 17:04 | 6 Comments
Rex White Gets “Another Win”

Birmingham, Ala. – Rex White, NASCAR’s oldest living champion of the series now known as Sprint Cup, wasn’t about to let Atlanta’s treacherous, icy roads stop him from making his noontime appointment in Birmingham.
The 80-year-old driver skillfully steered his Mercury across icy patches and through nearly frozen slush and arrived at a Birmingham hotel in […]

Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]

Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Thursday, 6 Jan, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves

In Racin’ news on Thursday:
Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, it was announced Thursday.  Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team which is in the process of switching from Funny Car to Top Fuel.
Husen’s promotion to crew chief on Worsham’s team […]