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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2016 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround
Biffle And Roush In Need Of The Big Turnaround

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speedweeks is a lot like spring training in baseball in that everybody at Daytona in early February is high on optimism. But, as with baseball, optimism in NASCAR comes a bit easier for some than it does for others.
If one were to go looking for a driver whom, above most […]

Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2016 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning
Kenseth Sounds Ready To Get Back To Winning

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Because he has this refreshing proclivity to ignore the race car-driver code of issuing only sanitized, nicey-nice quotes to the media, Matt Kenseth can be a weird cat to interview. Often, what comes out of his mouth can be downright disarming: Is he pulling your leg or pushing his true […]