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There Was No MarioMania At Daytona In ‘67
Tuesday, 5 Mar, 2013 – 12:56 | 3 Comments
There Was No MarioMania At Daytona In ‘67

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In an era in which the entire sport of NASCAR seems to roll out the red carpet, so to speak, for cross-over open-wheel drivers like Danica Patrick and Juan Pablo Montoya, it’s hard to imagine that it wasn’t always that way.
Among the career accomplishments of the great Mario Andretti is a [...]

Carl Edwards Gets His First Victory Since 2011
Sunday, 3 Mar, 2013 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Gets His First Victory Since 2011

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Carl Edwards held off five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, defending champion Brad Keselowski and an emptying fuel cell to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory broke a 70-race winless drought for the Roush Fenway Racing driver.
“One of the coolest wins of my life,” Edwards said in Victory Lane.
Edwards appeared headed to [...]

Martin On Pole At PIR
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At PIR

Mark Martin won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin, 54, was the only driver in time trials for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 to top 138 mph. Martin’s lap at 138.074 mph, a record for the spring event at PIR, was good enough to edge Kasey Kahne (137.862 mph) [...]

Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together
Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Twenty years ago Tony Gibson was a fabricator and the gasman for Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Cup championship team. Danica Patrick was 10 years old.
Neither person knew the other existed and until last fall, it never seemed probable their career paths would cross. Yet, last October Stewart-Haas Racing decided Gibson [...]

Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500
Sunday, 24 Feb, 2013 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500

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Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the five-time Sprint Cup champion’s second in the big race as he did it in 2006.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was second and Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing was third.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was fourth and Ryan [...]

McKim’s Had Lot Of Brushes With NASCAR History
Sunday, 24 Feb, 2013 – 7:30 | Comments Off
McKim’s Had Lot Of Brushes With NASCAR History

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sitting on a carpet of grass, barely 100 yards from Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, is a replica of the 1963 Ford Galaxie that Tiny Lund drove to victory in the Daytona 500 on a Sunday afternoon 50 years ago to the day from this [...]

Flat Spot On: More Changes at Daytona Are Coming
Friday, 22 Feb, 2013 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: More Changes at Daytona Are Coming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Once upon a time, along about Gen-2, drivers quit teams at the drop of a hat. Sometimes they got fired on Monday after a car owner felt his prized, potent entry had been balloon-footed around on Sunday. Even the great David Pearson was cut loose by the [...]

A Favorite To Win The Daytona 500 Has Emerged
Friday, 22 Feb, 2013 – 18:53 | One Comment
A Favorite To Win The Daytona 500 Has Emerged

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lame-duck driver Kevin Harvick’s performance during Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway has been anything but lame.
After announcing last fall that his tenure of more than a decade with Richard Childress Racing will be coming to an end following the 2013 season, Harvick has suddenly become [...]

Sparks Don’t Fly After Uninspiring Duels At Daytona
Thursday, 21 Feb, 2013 – 18:41 | One Comment
Sparks Don’t Fly After Uninspiring Duels At Daytona

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Budweiser Duels at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday are in the books. Two relatively uneventful finishes, two predictable victory interview sessions from Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
Where’s Mike Stefanik when you need him?
For anyone who might have missed it, Stefanik, the seven-time NASCAR Modified series [...]

Patrick’s Pole Victory Was Timed Perfectly
Wednesday, 20 Feb, 2013 – 15:39 | 2 Comments
Patrick’s Pole Victory Was Timed Perfectly

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the last several days, it has become obvious that times have changed in NASCAR and not just because Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a Sprint Cup pole. The bigger change may be in the way that that pole victory has been greeted.
Early last decade, NASCAR was [...]