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Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
Friday, 19 Feb, 2010 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief

Fontana, Calif. – Directing Matt Kenseth to an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500 wasn’t enough for Drew Blickensderfer to retain his job as crew chief of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Ford.
The first shocking personnel move of the young NASCAR season was detailed by team owner Jack Roush during a press conference Friday morning […]

Minter: A Last Look Back At The 2010 500
Friday, 19 Feb, 2010 – 9:21 | One Comment
Minter: A Last Look Back At The 2010 500

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
A few observations from Daytona before moving on to the rest of the NASCAR season:
It was good to see some mention of one of the real culprits in the great pothole controversy. Down at the bottom of a release from Daytona International Speedway on the pothole situation was a sentence […]

Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
Friday, 19 Feb, 2010 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pothole, Schmothole, it’s time to put the Daytona 500 behind us.
With the exception of Daytona winner Jamie McMurray, all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers did that Monday.
Now it’s time to start the real Cup season.
Don’t get me wrong. Daytona is a very important event. It’s called NASCAR’s Super Bowl […]

Daytona Begins Fixing Track
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2010 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Daytona Begins Fixing Track
Daytona Begins Fixing Track

RacinToday.com
Daytona International Speedway has begun installing reinforced concrete in Turn 2 today, Track President Robin Braig announced in a statement to the media on Thursday.
The announcement comes four days after the opening of a pothole in the area forced two long red-flag interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The statement read: Following a comprehensive review of Turn […]

Woody: Pothole Whiners Should Put A Plug In It
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2010 – 7:04 | 11 Comments
Woody: Pothole Whiners Should Put A Plug In It

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
We saw one of the most dramatic Daytona 500s in history last Sunday.
Close racing. A flurry of lead changes. Big pileups. A dramatic late rally by Dale Jr. An emotion-charged victory by charismatic young racer Jamie McMurray. A dramatic finish made possible by a radical new multiple-restart rule that will revolutionize […]

Pedley: McMurray Win Stirs Memories of Legend
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 17:44 | One Comment
Pedley: McMurray Win Stirs Memories of Legend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
One of the first things that flashed through my head after Jamie McMurray took the checkered flag at Daytona on Sunday was a mental image of Larry Phillips. It was an image which evoked both happiness and hollowness.
People who know racing, know of Phillips. Those who don’t know of Phillips, […]

Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?

It seems like every time I turn on the TV there’s Tony Stewart trashing the print media. The other night on Jimmy Spencer’s “What’s the Deal?” there was a clip of Stewart referring to one media member as either the dumbest or one of the dumbest of us for asking a question about the safety […]

Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2010 – 7:31 | One Comment
Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
According to Mr. Nielsen, the TV ratings for last Sunday’s Daytona 500 were down 16 percent, the lowest recorded in 19 years.
At the same time Mr. Nielsen reported that over 3 million more viewers turned into the race, a 14 percent gain over last year’s race.
Ratings were down while viewership was […]

Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s the most significant rule change in NASCAR history.
It will alter outcomes, it will assure last-lap drama and toe-curling excitement.
It will change racing forever.
It’s the new three green-white-checkered rule that NASCAR slipped into the rule book last week at Daytona almost at the last second.
After RacinToday first reported the change at […]

500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 18:36 | Comments Off on 500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, […]