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Penske Moving From Dodges To Fords
Thursday, 1 Mar, 2012 – 10:55 | One Comment
Penske Moving From Dodges To Fords

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s Penske Racing will switch from racing Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season, Ford Racing and team owner Roger Penske announced today.
The main reason, team owner Roger Penske said during a teleconference on Thursday afternoon, was simple: To help his team’s quest to win a Sprint Cup championship. [...]

Hood: Daytona Bonfire Makes Top-10 List Bid
Thursday, 1 Mar, 2012 – 7:56 | One Comment
Hood: Daytona Bonfire Makes Top-10 List Bid

The 2012 Daytona 500 will forever be remembered for Juan Pablo Motoya’s No. 42 Chevrolet suffering a mechanical failure under caution and slamming into a jet dryer.
The resulting ball of fire and lengthy cleanup that followed dominated Tuesday morning’s headlines. The incident also overshadowed Matt Kenseth’s victory in the Great American Race.
I’ve followed NASCAR closely [...]

NASCAR Suspends Knaus, Docks Johnson
Wednesday, 29 Feb, 2012 – 15:08 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Knaus, Docks Johnson

NASCAR has hit the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team of Jimmie Johnson with a series of major penalties.
Johnson, a five-time Sprint Cup champion, was docked 25 points Wednesday for illegal modifications to the No. 48 Chevrolet before qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500.
NASCAR also suspended crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec for [...]

Could Fun 500 Lead To More Prime Time Racing?
Wednesday, 29 Feb, 2012 – 10:23 | One Comment
Could Fun 500 Lead To More Prime Time Racing?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DALLAS – Fast as he is, Matt Kenseth hasn’t had time to sit back and review his victory in NASCAR’s rain-delayed and incident-marred Daytona 500. But the overnight TV numbers have stamped the 54th edition of “The Great American Race” as “boffo!”
Kenseth’s dramatic win over Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a [...]

Woody: Dissecting Daytona’s Delirium
Wednesday, 29 Feb, 2012 – 8:28 | 2 Comments
Woody: Dissecting Daytona’s Delirium

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Daytona 500 bender is over – soggy, bleary-eyed and smoke-smelly – and it’s time to fold the tents, round up the animals, roust the clowns and head down the road to the next stop.
By the time they get to Phoenix will anybody remember who won?
Mild-mannered Matt Kenseth captured the [...]

Ingram: Chitwood, Daytona Crew Stepped Up
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2012 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Ingram: Chitwood, Daytona Crew Stepped Up

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Some post-race observations at this year’s Daytona 500:
A Daytona 500 that failed to start on Sunday and ended on Tuesday is bound to be memorable. About the only thing missing from an unusual sequence of events was a victory by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who nevertheless ran [...]

Matt Kenseth Wins One Bizarre Daytona 500
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2012 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Matt Kenseth Wins One Bizarre Daytona 500

Matt Kenseth survived floods, fire, a broken two-way radio and a green/white checkered restart to emerge victorious in the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Monday night/Tuesday morning at Daytona International Speedway.
Kenseth, who led 50 of the 202 laps, became a two-time 500 winner with the result.
“It feels good,” he said. “We had a [...]

Montoya, Dryer Driver OK After Explosion
Monday, 27 Feb, 2012 – 23:29 | Comments Off
Montoya, Dryer Driver OK After Explosion

Juan Pablo Montoya has acquired a bit of a reputation as a driver who runs into things on a race track. On Monday night, he broke new ground when, under caution, he slammed into a jet dryer which was cleaning the track during the Daytona 500.
The jet dryer exploded in flames and the ensuing fire [...]

The 2012 Picks: After Casual Consideration…
Monday, 27 Feb, 2012 – 9:39 | Comments Off
The 2012 Picks: After Casual Consideration…

The start of the 2012 Sprint Cup season is at hand. The start of the biggest race in stock car racing is at hand.
And everybody wants to know: Who?
Who will win the Cup title and who will win the Daytona 500? RacinToday.com is here to serve.
The following are the RacinToday.com staff’s picks to win this [...]

Start Pushed Back Again: Teams Ponder Monday 500
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2012 – 20:14 | Comments Off
Start Pushed Back Again: Teams Ponder Monday 500

The start of the 54th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed again due to rain showers.
Originally scheduled to begin on Sunday at noon, it was postponed until Monday, with a noon start again scheduled. But with rain still falling, the start was moved back to 7 [...]