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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 […]

Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2010 – 0:13 | Comments Off on Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first in his Richard Childress Racing Chevy, but a faster, braver NASCAR appeared to be the winner in the season-opening Budweiser Shootout.
An off-season decision by NASCAR officials to turn NASCAR racing back into a contact sport and a larger carburetor […]

Harvick Wins Shootout
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 22:14 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Shootout
Harvick Wins Shootout

Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night to make it two in a row in the annual all-star event which kicks off Speedweeks.
His victory came as a result of passing for the lead just prior to a wreck that ended the race less than a lap into a green-white-checkered restart.
The […]

Flag to Flag: Bud Shootout
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 19:09 | 40 Comments
Flag to Flag: Bud Shootout

Watching the Budweiser Shootout?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Daytona.

Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 18:57 | 3 Comments
Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Mania arrived at Daytona during the ARCA 200. Although difficult to pinpoint the exact time of its arrival, it began aproximately on lap 53. That’s when stock car rookie Danica Patrick saved her Chevy after getting knocked into the tri-oval grass and began a comeback through the pack.
In a race […]

Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 15:49 | Comments Off on Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole

Apparently Mark Martin’s wonderful 2009 story was not a fluke, apparently Dale Earnhardt’s Jr.’s horrible 2009 story was and apparently Hendrick Motorsports will again be the team to beat in Sprint Cup this season.
All of that being apparent, that is, if qualifying for the 2010 Daytona 500 means anything.
Martin, who turned 51 in last month, […]

Race Day: The Bud Shootout
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 9:16 | 4 Comments
Race Day: The Bud Shootout

To most of the racing world, the Budweiser Shootout is an all-star race. It’s a largely ceremonial event that kicks off the Sprint Cup season and pits the top drivers in the series against each other for a for-fun-only race that is more about pride than money.
But racing being a big business and NASCAR being […]

Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 8:29 | 3 Comments
Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I was flipping though a magazine the other day and came across a 2010 Sprint Cup pre-season driver ranking.
I looked for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
And looked.
And looked.
I finally found him, buried somewhere down around 20th.
Meanwhile his Hendrick teammates, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin all were ranked in the top 10, […]

Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage […]