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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500
Sunday, 17 Feb, 2013 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500

Danica Patrick made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series. And that pole will be for NASCAR’s biggest race – next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Patrick’s fast lap was at 196.434 mph. Her lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval took 45.817 seconds.
Jeff Gordon, also driving [...]

Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited
Sunday, 17 Feb, 2013 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited

Richard Childress Racing’s Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
On the last lap, Harvick blocked both Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win his third career Sprint Unlimited, which was formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout. Harvick’s previous wins came in 2009 and 2010.
“Any time you’re in Victory Lane here [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Stirring Emotions And Hopes In 2013
Saturday, 16 Feb, 2013 – 9:31 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Stirring Emotions And Hopes In 2013

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
MESA, Ariz. – Geordie Wendt braved rush-hour traffic earlier this week for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Minutes before Earnhardt would make an appearance at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill on behalf of Phoenix International Raceway and the upcoming March 3 Subway Fresh Fit [...]

Racing, Not Just Romance, Talked-Up At Daytona
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Racing, Not Just Romance, Talked-Up At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sprint Cup rookie of the year contenders Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick’s romance dominated the conversations during Thursday’s media day at Daytona International Speedway.
But there was plenty of other racing news to come out of the annual gathering that signals the start of the stockcar racing portion of Budweiser Speed [...]

Danica And Ricky Dominate Valentines Day At DIS
Thursday, 14 Feb, 2013 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Danica And Ricky Dominate Valentines Day At DIS

RacinToday.com
Thursday is Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway. It’s also Valentines Day.
One of the first press conferences of the day featured Danica Patrick and there were very few questions about her first season as a full-time Sprint Cup driver. Same thing when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. appeared.  Instead, the topic of the day was [...]

Memo To NASCAR, Sprint: Don’t Go Changin’ So Darn Much
Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2013 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Memo To NASCAR, Sprint: Don’t Go Changin’ So Darn Much

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Change can be a good thing. Especially when there are good reasons for the change. And, as with most things, when the changes are made in thoughtful moderation and are aimed at improving the human condition. Like adding Flamin’ Hot to the Funyuns lineup.
Then there is change for its own [...]

Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’
Saturday, 9 Feb, 2013 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Less than an hour after being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night, an emotional Rusty Wallace admitted the honor made him feel different.
“I feel so happy. I feel like my career finally has a period on the end of it,” the 1989 NASCAR champion said in a very humble [...]