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Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Edwards Holds Court In Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. – When it comes to speaking his mind, there are few NASCAR drivers more candid than Carl Edwards.
On a rainy Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Edwards met with the media twice and touched on a wide range of topics including Sunday’s Daytona 500, Ford’s new engine, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of the […]

Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a rainy Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where the only laps turned on the track were by the jet-drying trucks and other assorted safety vehicles, I began to wonder what memories I would carry home from Speedweeks 2010.
Of course there will be high drama on […]

Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR official Robin Pemberton’s ominous “Boys, have at it’’ announcement a few weeks ago gave media and race fans visions of flying race cars this week at Daytona.
With the well-publicized slump in TV ratings and visibly empty seats at most of its racetracks, NASCAR has come […]

Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 17:11 | One Comment
Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The final obstacle for construction of a casino – and likely, the addition of a second yearly Sprint Cup race – at Kansas Speedway has been cleared.
Kansas Entertainment, LLC, (“Kansas Entertainment”) a 50/50 joint venture of Penn Hollywood Kansas, Inc. and Kansas Speedway Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
Friday, 12 Feb, 2010 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Ford Racing announced Friday that three of its drivers will run the new FR9 engine in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler and Bill Elliott will run the new powerplant while the other 10 Fords in the field will stick with the old 452 model.
“We’re pleased that […]

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 […]