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Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson came through with a nearly perfect, lead-retaining restart in overtime and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s 76th and it tied him with Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the career-win list. Johnson honored the late seven-time chance by showing three fingers to the crowd on his […]

Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Friday, 26 Feb, 2016 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch seemingly knocked older brother Kurt Busch off the pole with a minute and 20 seconds left in the third and final session of Friday’s qualifying event for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
But after Kyle failed a post race inspection, Kurt was awarded the pole.
“Real […]

Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford

Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500

One year after Kyle Busch lay in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, Fla., wondering if he would ever drive again due to severe foot and leg injuries he suffered in the 2015 Xfinity Series season opener, the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion produced his best-ever finish in the Daytona 500.
Placing third to fellow Toyota drivers […]

Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History

Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]

Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 9:20 | One Comment
Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona

The days are long, the spring-break motels barnyard smelly, the traffic infuriating, the editors clueless, the food unhealthy and the work rooms crowded with flu-ridden and increasingly testy colleagues.
Boy, it’s tough not being in Daytona for Speedweeks this February simply because it’s, well, Daytona with cars on the track. Enough said.
Most memorable Speedweeks moments from […]

Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500
Friday, 19 Feb, 2016 – 15:16 | One Comment
Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Come Sunday in the always intriguing Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon again will have a bird’s-eye view of the starting line, just as he did a year ago when he manned the pole position.
Except this season, Gordon won’t be staring down the green flag from the driver’s seat. Gordon, who retired following […]

Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Friday, 19 Feb, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels
Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch Win Duels

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People’s choice Dale Earnhardt Jr. and defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch collected victories in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel Qualifying Races at Daytona International Speedway.
The results of the two races sets starting grid for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at DIS.
In Duel No. 1, rookie Chase Elliott led the field to green […]

Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Thursday, 18 Feb, 2016 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On
Flat Spot On: The Legend of ‘Ironhead’ Lives On

(Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a book on the HANS Device being written by Senior Writer Jonathan Ingram.)
It takes some looking to find the statue of Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona International Speedway. Standing in front of administrative buildings, it’s well off the main pathways to the massive array of grandstands.
For a man […]