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Logano Is Gaining Acceptance Into Frat Party
Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014 – 8:05 | One Comment
Logano Is Gaining Acceptance Into Frat Party

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Joey Logano.
Who?
Logano.
Until last season, when he made the NASCAR Chase playoff for the first time following four so-so seasons, Logano had been on the outside looking in, someone trying to knock down the door and gain entry into a small fraternity of Sprint Cup racing’s elite.
To be truthful, Logano still [...]

Junior’s Victory Tour Takes Him To F1 Country
Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Junior’s Victory Tour Takes Him To F1 Country

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Victory Tour Across America includes a stop Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Texas Motor Speedway in Austin.
That’s neither a typo nor a geographical gaffe. And worry not, loyal TMS season ticket-holders – O. Bruton Smith’s “Great American Speedway” has not magically been relocated [...]

Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race
Monday, 24 Feb, 2014 – 10:39 | 2 Comments
Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the past several years, the Daytona 500 had truly become “NASCAR’s Super Bowl”. That is, more about the pomp than the circumstance.
As with the NFL’s annual biggest game of the year, after which people spend more time talking about commercials and halftime shows than football, NASCAR fans have spent [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500
Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014 – 23:24 | 4 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off a large pack of the biggest stars in Sprint Cup in a sprint to the checkered flag and won the rain-hammered Daytona 500 Sunday evening.
The victory, which ended with the field frozen because of a last-lap wreck, was a popular one with a big Daytona [...]

For Hamlin, The Battle Will Be Vs. Inner Demons
Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014 – 9:31 | Comments Off
For Hamlin, The Battle Will Be Vs. Inner Demons

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When Denny Hamlin won last year’s season-ending Sprint Cup race in South Florida, it seemed at the time to be just a warm ending to a cold season. Now it appears that last November’s victory could have been the start of something big.
Hamlin, whose victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway at the [...]

Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
Saturday, 22 Feb, 2014 – 14:28 | Comments Off
Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500

What would a Daytona 500 be like without NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood on the scene? Thankfully, nobody will know for another year at least.
Wood, leading member of the iconic Wood Brother Racing team, had his streak of attending every, single, solitary Daytona 500 put in jeopardy earlier this week.
A dislike of flying and [...]

Nominees For NASCAR Class Of 2015 Announced
Friday, 21 Feb, 2014 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Nominees For NASCAR Class Of 2015 Announced

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NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sixth induction class, as well as the five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Among the nominees are two-time NASCAR premier series champion Terry Labonte; 1988 NASCAR premier series champion and 16-time Most Popular Driver Bill Elliott; nine-time [...]

Kenseth Wins First Duel At Daytona; Hamlin Wins Second
Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 – 20:12 | One Comment
Kenseth Wins First Duel At Daytona; Hamlin Wins Second

Denny Hamlin followed up his victory in last weekend’s Sprint Unlimited with a victory in the second of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels 150-mile qualifying races for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
“Once that snowball starts to roll it’s hard to stop it and right now we’re just on a heck of a run,” Hamlin [...]

Lame Duck ESPN Promises To Give Full Effort
Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 – 18:44 | 3 Comments
Lame Duck ESPN Promises To Give Full Effort

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the green flag waves over Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, ESPN’s coverage of the sport officially goes into lame duck status.
For the final time in the foreseeable future, the “Worldwide Leader” will broadcast 17 races of this year’s Sprint Cup season and [...]

Furniture Row Intent On Maintaining Top-Tier Status
Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2014 – 20:08 | Comments Off
Furniture Row Intent On Maintaining Top-Tier Status

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch’s fascinating run for a Sprint Cup championship a season ago prompted one of 2013’s biggest bench-racing debates: Was it car or driver? The likely best answer, of course, is both.
But you just have to believe that both the Furniture Row Racing team that built the cars, and [...]