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Happy Max Lives Daytona Dream
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 16:14 | One Comment
Happy Max Lives Daytona Dream

Daytona Beach, Fla. – It has sometimes been hard for people to take Max Papis seriously.
The bubbly, sometimes outrageous Italian does not often act like a 40-year-old husband and father.
“Sometimes, I like to be silly,’’ Max says with that omnipresent grin. “I like to have fun and get people a little stirred up.’’
But racing is […]

The Woods Of Virginia – Part 10; ‘He Hit Me’
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 8:00 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 10; ‘He Hit Me’

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Waltrip Spends Day On Roller Coaster
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Waltrip Spends Day On Roller Coaster
Waltrip Spends Day On Roller Coaster

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Michael Waltrip can be kind of goofy at times, clowning for the cameras in commercials and on TV broadcasts of races and on televised racing shows.
But at the core, he’s a serious racer, and that side of him showed on Thursday as he failed to earn […]

Duel Notes: Rave Reviews
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Duel Notes: Rave Reviews
Duel Notes: Rave Reviews

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – There weren’t many wrecks in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels, but they still were considered exciting races by most of those who really watched it.
From the top of a transporter in the garage area, it was readily apparent that once the tires became worn, drivers were really struggling […]

McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 17:54 | Comments Off on McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Michael McDowell became an instant classic on Youtube following his vicious wreck during Sprint Cup qualifying in April 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway.

On Thursday, the Phoenix native took a major step toward shedding the label of a driver best-known for a horrifying, barrel-roll crash.
He drove an unsponsored […]

Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Wow! Give these guys a little extra horsepower and look what you get:
Victories by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne by margins totaling 0.019-seconds in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels.
And the battles for the transfer spots – the two Daytona 500 starting positions up for grabs in each of the 150-mile qualifying races – […]

NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 12:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule

RacinToday.com
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the white flag under NASCAR’s green-white-checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the white flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and […]

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 […]