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Flat Spot On: Daytona Bound
Monday, 20 Feb, 2012 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Bound

It’s the time of year when the crisp, dry air seems to make the stars sparkle like the Hope Diamond.
Maybe it’s misbegotten optimism, but he’s up there as usual, marching low on the horizon from east to west with broad sword in hand. To much of the world, it’s Orion with his three-star belt and [...]

Carl Edwards To Start The 500 From The Pole
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2012 – 15:36 | One Comment
Carl Edwards To Start The 500 From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards went out early in Sunday’s qualifying session for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 and he went out fast. So fast that none of the 44 drivers who followed him onto the track at Daytona International Speedway could better his speed.
As a result, Edwards will start NASCAR’s biggest race from [...]

2013 Shootout Rules Revealed
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2012 – 15:28 | Comments Off
2013 Shootout Rules Revealed

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NASCAR on Sunday released eligibility requirements for the 2013 Shootout at Daytona.
Next season’s field will consist of 2012 pole winners and past Shootout winners who have attempted to qualify for at least one race during the 2012 season.
Eligibility rules for next season’s annual non-points race mirror those from 1979-2008, and puts greater emphasis on each [...]

Kyle Busch, Tandem Haters Win Bud Shootout
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2012 – 10:34 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch, Tandem Haters Win Bud Shootout

Kyle Busch passed Tony Stewart heading to the finish line on the final lap and went on to win the Budweiser Shootout exhibition race for Sprint Cup cars at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
The margin of victory was the narrowest in Shootout history – .013 seconds.
It was Busch’s first Shootout win and it came [...]

Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Shootout Should Be Informative, Entertaining

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Budweiser Shootout is not really one of those events that prompts people to hold watch parties. It’s main allure has been that it kind of, sort of kicks off the new NASCAR season.
It’s been kind of a meet-and-greet from afar for fans and competitors.
It’s featured confusing, revolving entry criteria, [...]

BK Unveils New Cup Team
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 10:58 | Comments Off
BK Unveils New Cup Team

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BK Racing today officially announced plans to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time beginning at Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
The team will enter two Toyota Camrys, numbered 93and 83, out of its headquarters in Statesville, N.C.
Those cars will be driven by veteran David Reutimann and Landon Cassill respectively.
The team is led by an [...]

Truex Gains Random Access To Shootout Pole
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Truex Gains Random Access To Shootout Pole

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Martin Truex Jr. will lead the 25-car field to the green flag for the 34th annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.
Truex Jr. secured P1 through a random selection process Friday night at the Budweiser Shootout Draw Party, during which participating drivers selected a Bud bottle featuring a number behind [...]

Speedweeks Notes: 48 Cup Car Fails Inspection
Friday, 17 Feb, 2012 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Speedweeks Notes: 48 Cup Car Fails Inspection

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The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports car was found to be illegal during inspection Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR confiscated the “C” posts from the Chevrolet that Jimmie Johnson will drive in the Feb. 26 Daytona 500.
“The 48 car had a body modification on it that was outside of what our tolerances are, what the original [...]

Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick
Friday, 17 Feb, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: A 500 Win Makes Stewart A First-Ballot Pick

Tony Stewart is, right now, just one race victory away from being worthy of election to the NASCAR Hall of Fame the first time he becomes eligible.
And he could get that one victory next Sunday in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Stewart’s NASCAR resume is eerily quiet for a guy who can be so [...]

Q and A With: Danica Patrick
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012 – 14:37 | One Comment
Q and A With: Danica Patrick

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Not surprisingly, it was a part-time Sprint Cup driver who attracted the biggest crowds during Thursday’s Speedweeks Media Day at Daytona International Speedway.
The driver was Danica Patrick, who will drive a handful of races for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Cup series, and a full season for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series.
Because SHR was able [...]