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Minter: Contrariness In The Air
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 10:12 | 3 Comments
Minter: Contrariness In The Air

Daytona Beach, Fla. – I’m not sure why I arrived at the track in a contrary mood this morning. I woke up on the right side of the fold-away bed in the Homewood Suites. I had a nice breakfast and a pleasant drive into the track.
But as the teams are outside the media center preparing […]

Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. –  NASCAR is doing its best to spice up things this season, with new rules, or lack thereof, on aggressive driving and bump drafting. And now there’s a good chance that there will be more than one try at a green-white-checkered-flag finish if the situation warrants.
But will […]

Hamlin Says See Him In September
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 7:32 | One Comment
Hamlin Says See Him In September

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Many of the same media members who picked Carl Edwards as the top challenger to Jimmie Johnson last year are picking Denny Hamlin as the most likely to dethrone this year.
Although the pre-season picks don’t mean much, especially considering Edwards was never a championship threat last year and didn’t even win […]

Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me
Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway this morning, running a bit late due to traffic in Jacksonville, I drove right by the first tunnel to the infield.
I’d rather lose a few minutes than break a decades-long tradition of driving into the track through the old, narrow corrugated-metal tunnel in Turn 4.
Just seeing […]

Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona
Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Gentlemen, start your wrecking.
Practice for the Gatorade Duel 150s began Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway and, suddenly, it was a free-for-all on the 2.5-mile oval.
Before it was all over, six drivers, including four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, had to roll backup cars off […]

NASCAR May Allow Multiple GWC Restarts
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 10:50 | One Comment
NASCAR May Allow Multiple GWC Restarts

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
and Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR officials have confirmed that they may change rules on green-white-checkered finishes and make the changes in time for Thursday’s twin Gatorade 150-mile qualifying races.
The change would allow multiple restart attempts prior to the white flag lap.
The changes, first reported by RacinToday Wednesday […]

TRG, RCR To Hook Up
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 10:29 | Comments Off on TRG, RCR To Hook Up
TRG, RCR To Hook Up

RacinToday.com
TRG Motorsports on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance with Richard Childress Racing for its 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup program.
Under the agreement, RCR will provide cars, chassis repairs and testing resources for TRG’s Sprint Cup Series operations. Also, TRG will team with Stewart-Haas Racing for Pit Crew support to coordinate faster pit stops.
“All of these […]

Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2010 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day
Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Forty years ago when my sports editor told me to go to Daytona and cover the race, my reaction was, “Go where and do what?”
I had absolutely no interest in spending a week with a bunch of sun-burned beach Bubbas.
Then I glanced out the widow of my Nashville newspaper office, saw […]

Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky
Monday, 8 Feb, 2010 – 8:12 | One Comment
Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – A big, round slice of blue sky at the top of the ramp was a welcome sight to those who came into the infield at Daytona through the Turn 4 tunnel on the first day of stock car competition last weekend – […]

Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2010 – 11:21 | Comments Off on Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
Drivers Size Up Super Bowl

It’s the day which the NFL holds its annual Daytona 500 of football games – the Super Bowl.
Here are some driver picks for this afternoon’s game, which is the second biggest sports event in February:
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
“I think the Saints are going to beat the Colts. They […]