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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

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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 [...]

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 [...]