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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

RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Dillon’s Pole Win Has NASCAR Nation Wondering
Monday, 17 Feb, 2014 – 19:49 | 12 Comments
Dillon’s Pole Win Has NASCAR Nation Wondering

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is considerable belief around NACSCAR Nation today that for the second year in a row, the pole position for the Daytona 500 has somehow been gifted to a competitor. That belief is that pole qualifying for the biggest Sprint Cup race of the year is becoming little more than [...]

Another Rookie Wins The Pole For The Daytona 500
Sunday, 16 Feb, 2014 – 16:58 | 6 Comments
Another Rookie Wins The Pole For The Daytona 500

For the second season in a row, a high profile rookie will start the Daytona 500 from the pole position.
A year after Danica Patrick won the pole for NASCAR’s biggest event in her first full season in Sprint Cup, first-year driver Austin Dillon earned the right to lead the field to the green flag in [...]

Hamlin Survives, Wins Unlimited Race Of Attrition
Sunday, 16 Feb, 2014 – 7:35 | 4 Comments
Hamlin Survives, Wins Unlimited Race Of Attrition

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin, whose 2013 Sprint Cup season was interrupted for six weeks by a back injury, won Saturday night’s Speedweeks-opening Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin not only won the overall race, but also all three segments of the 75-lap exhibition.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was clearly the [...]

Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel
Saturday, 15 Feb, 2014 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart on Friday took laps in a Sprint Cup car for the first time since suffering severe injuries in a sprint car race last year in Iowa.
After taking those laps at Daytona International Speedway in practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited, Stewart discussed, among other things, how [...]

The Unlimited: Democracy In Action Or Confusing Anarchy
Saturday, 15 Feb, 2014 – 10:13 | Comments Off
The Unlimited: Democracy In Action Or Confusing Anarchy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tradition, it appears, will never be a problem for the race which is now known as the Sprint Unlimited. That’s because the event – a kind of non-points-paying all-star race which kicks off the Sprint Cup season – won’t sit still long enough to establish a true tradition.
Every year, additions [...]