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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 [...]

Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead
Friday, 8 Feb, 2013 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Innovator and inventor are two words that can be used to describe Leonard Wood, who was inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with Rusty Wallace, Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas.
However, when it comes to the personable Wood’s close-knit, Stuart, Va., family, they prefer to identify him as [...]

Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems
Tuesday, 29 Jan, 2013 – 9:13 | 5 Comments
Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith told reporters in attendance at last week’s Media Tour that he wanted NASCAR to do something to end the practice of teams starting and parking in races. He also appealed to NASCAR to reduce the top speeds of race cars, using the argument that racing [...]

HMS Hope: New Cars To Produce Old Results
Wednesday, 23 Jan, 2013 – 17:43 | Comments Off
HMS Hope: New Cars To Produce Old Results

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Rick Hendrick believes any of his four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams can win this year’s championship, but his drivers admit they have to figure out how to make the new 2013 Chevrolet SS compatible with their respective driving styles.
“It might not fit my driving style the way [...]

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 [...]