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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 [...]

Gen 6 Cup Cars Prove Comfy-Cozy For Gen 6 Drivers
Thursday, 13 Dec, 2012 – 11:19 | One Comment
Gen 6 Cup Cars Prove Comfy-Cozy For Gen 6 Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you’re an old-schooler – one who thinks that stock car racing was better back in the day because driving cars that were actually showroom-based offered a better test of men and machine than have modern Sprint Cup cars – the new Gen 6 vehicles tested this week at Charlotte [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Likes Look, Feel Of His New Chevy
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2012 – 17:07 | 2 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Likes Look, Feel Of His New Chevy

CONCORD, N.C. – Some adjustments must still be made on the cars to be raced next year in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but during Tuesday’s test at Charlotte Motor Speedway drivers were giving a nod of approval to the 2013 car nicknamed “Gen 6.”
“The cars drive really good,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., who noted it [...]

Eury Jr. Hired as Crew Chief For Swan’s Stremme
Monday, 10 Dec, 2012 – 14:21 | Comments Off
Eury Jr. Hired as Crew Chief For Swan’s Stremme

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Tony Eury Jr. will return to the pit box next season.
Eury has been hired to be the crew chief for Swan Racing’s No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for the 2013 season the team announced Monday.
“We have a long-term vision for Swan Racing and the addition of Tony Jr. is another step in that [...]