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Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club
Johnson Holds Off Harvick To Win At Auto Club

Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson survived a late-race charge by Kevin Harvick and won the Auto Club 500 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday.
The victory was the 48th of Johnson’s career. It tied him with Herb Thomas for 12th place on the all-time win list in Cup.
Johnson, gunning for […]

Flag to Flag: Fontana
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 10:52 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Fontana

Watching the Auto Club 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to join him in a live chat as he blogs the race at Fontana.

Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2010 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today
Race Day: Teams Looking To Do ‘Mo’ Better Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Momentum is one of the most talked about intangibles in sports. But is it significant or meaningless? That all depends on who you talk to – and whether they have it or not.
It was talked about a lot in the garages at Auto Club Speedway in the days leading up […]

NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2010 – 7:40 | One Comment
NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day

Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet […]

McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
Friday, 19 Feb, 2010 – 20:31 | Comments Off on McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole

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Jamie McMurray followed up his victory in last Sunday’s Daytona by winning the pole for the Auto Club 500 on Friday.
McMurray, a native of Joplin, Mo., posted a lap at 183.744 mph.
McMurray will share the front row for Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.
“I think this says […]

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

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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 […]