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NASCAR Pinning Big Hope On “Gen 6″ Cars
Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2013 – 20:43 | Comments Off
NASCAR Pinning Big Hope On “Gen 6″ Cars

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This year’s car puts the stock back into stock car racing.
It’s a statement continuously heard on this week’s NASCAR Sprint Media Tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway when competitors and officials talk about the 2013 cars known as “Gen 6”.
The manufacturers are happy about the way the [...]

Stewart Leaves Door Open For Future Indy Return
Monday, 21 Jan, 2013 – 17:58 | One Comment
Stewart Leaves Door Open For Future Indy Return

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart may have turned down Roger Penske’s offer to drive for the 15-time Indianapolis 500 winning car owner in this year’s historic Memorial Day weekend open-wheel race, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity is gone forever.
The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion said Monday during the kickoff [...]

Gen 6 Cars: Very Pretty, But Can They Race?
Thursday, 17 Jan, 2013 – 8:51 | One Comment
Gen 6 Cars: Very Pretty, But Can They Race?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The theme which emerged from last weekend’s three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway was impossible to miss or misinterpret: The Gen 6 cars look great.
And in announcing that view loudly and constantly, NASCAR and its teams and its drivers and its manufacturers also were issuing a subtle [...]

Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 14:31 | 4 Comments
Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – Dover Motorsports president and CEO Denis McGlynn says there is no change in the status of Nashville Superspeedway, which means the track is destined for another season of silence.
The track, located 35 miles from Nashville, stopped racing following the 2011 season. Attendance – never robust – had withered away for NASCAR’s Camping [...]

Things Go Bump In The Afternoon At Daytona
Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Things Go Bump In The Afternoon At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
News, notes and quotes from Friday’s second day of Preseason Thunder testing:
Sprint Cup drivers finally got around to serious drafting during Friday’s testing at Daytona International Speedway and the result was a multi-car wreck which took out several of the sport’s top drivers.
Among the drivers involved were Dale Earnhardt Jr., defending [...]

Thunder Claps: Danica Plans And Driver Feuds
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 19:04 | 2 Comments
Thunder Claps: Danica Plans And Driver Feuds

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
News, notes and quotes from Day 1 of the three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway:
Danica Patrick kicked off her first season as a full-time Sprint Cup driver on Thursday. Between practice runs, she shed a bit of light on her racing life in 2013.
First, she said that [...]

Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was one of a handful of drivers who visited the media center at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, the first day of the three-day Preseason Thunder open test.
Keselowski, whose Penske Racing operation has moved from Dodges to Fords for the coming NASCAR season, talked about the past, present and [...]

The 2013 Rolex 24 Will Have Designated Villain
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 10:11 | 5 Comments
The 2013 Rolex 24 Will Have Designated Villain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some random racin’ thoughts:
Juan Pablo Montoya may want to give the safety equipment in his BMW Riley prototype some extra attention before he takes to the track in this year’s Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway.
Montoya, the former Formula 1 bad boy, has morphed neatly into being the Grand-Am [...]

Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip will drive Swan Racing’s No. 30 car in next month’s Daytona 500.
Waltrip will be reunited with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. in the race, which will mark Swan Racing’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut.
The partnering of Waltrip, who is a two-time winner of the 500, with Swan is for just the one [...]

A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves
Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013 – 9:33 | Comments Off
A Cliff-Dweller’s Guide to 2012 Racing Faves

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Awoke on New Year’s Day after dreaming I had driven my Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo off of something called a “Fiscal Cliff.” Actually, that was probably a delayed reaction to my latest repair bill.
As for that cliff, I drove off of that sucker in June of 2008, when I [...]