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Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick
Friday, 17 Feb, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off on Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick
Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick

Tony Stewart is, right now, just one race victory away from being worthy of election to the NASCAR Hall of Fame the first time he becomes eligible.
And he could get that one victory next Sunday …

Q and A With: Danica Patrick
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012 – 14:37 | One Comment
Q and A With: Danica Patrick

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Not surprisingly, it was a part-time Sprint Cup driver who attracted the biggest crowds during Thursday’s Speedweeks Media Day at Daytona International Speedway.
The driver was Danica Patrick, who will drive a handful of races for …

They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012 – 10:45 | Comments Off on They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Media Day for Speedweeks is off and running in Daytona Beach today. Most of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks series are sitting down …

McDowell To Drive Cup Car For Parsons
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012 – 21:31 | Comments Off on McDowell To Drive Cup Car For Parsons
McDowell To Drive Cup Car For Parsons

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Michael McDowell will drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion for Phil Parsons Racing (PPR) for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup season, it was announced Wednesday by PPR’s Phil Parsons and new partner Mike Curb.
Parsons merged …

Pedley: 12 Topics Which Will Define NASCAR In ’12
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012 – 11:26 | One Comment
Pedley: 12 Topics Which Will Define NASCAR In ’12

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A quick check of the topstoryometer shows that the 2012 NASCAR season should feature a wealth of immenently interesting subplots.
Only a couple are mega and capable of pegging the holygeezometer, …

Waltrip To Drive In 500
Tuesday, 14 Feb, 2012 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Waltrip To Drive In 500
Waltrip To Drive In 500

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Hillman Racing announced that two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 40 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2012 Daytona 500 on Feb. 26.
The race will mark Waltrip’s 75th start at …

Hood: Introducing One Person’s Daytona 43
Monday, 13 Feb, 2012 – 14:53 | 3 Comments
Hood: Introducing One Person’s Daytona 43

With the season-opening Daytona 500 less than two weeks away, my friends at SPEED got me to thinking over the weekend by announcing they will soon reveal their 43-driver “Great American Grid.”
Their grid will consist …

Kahne Has Surgery
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Kahne Has Surgery
Kahne Has Surgery

Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement today that driver Kasey Kahne will be ready for the Feb. 18 Budweiser Shootout, the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and all of Daytona Speedweeks after undergoing successful outpatient knee …

Pedley: Kahne Set To Begin A Season Of Stability
Tuesday, 7 Feb, 2012 – 11:57 | Comments Off on Pedley: Kahne Set To Begin A Season Of Stability
Pedley: Kahne Set To Begin A Season Of Stability

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kasey Kahne is the quiet type.  In tone and in volume. So it can be tough to get a solid read on his exact excitement levels …

Baldwin Hires Pemberton
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Baldwin Hires Pemberton
Baldwin Hires Pemberton

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Tommy Baldwin Racing hired Ryan Pemberton to lead the No. 36 Sprint Cup team as crew chief for Dave Blaney.
Pemberton spent the last three years as screw chief for the No. 83 car at now-defunct …