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Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona

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Hendrick Motorsports continues to motor right along in Speedweeks.
With Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson having already claimed the pole and outside-pole starting spots for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Johnson added a victory in one of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel qualifying races and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. the other.
Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting […]

Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2015 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Strong men still are moved to tears at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18, the day in 2001 when we lost Dale Earnhardt.
Fourteen years after “Black Sunday,” Wednesday of Speedweeks 2015 was filled with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice laps, a press conference and all the things that are part-and-parcel […]

‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015 – 7:49 | Comments Off on ‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s revised group qualifying format for the 57th annual Daytona 500 produced a timely pole-winner in Jeff Gordon Sunday amid controversy and questions about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.
The sanctioning body ditched its traditional albeit time-consuming single-car qualifying format for restrictor plate racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile […]

Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Sunday, 15 Feb, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles

Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from […]

Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Sunday, 15 Feb, 2015 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the […]

Keselowski Revs Up The Jaws On Eve Of The 500
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015 – 17:59 | One Comment
Keselowski Revs Up The Jaws On Eve Of The 500

If former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski isn’t the Smartest Guy In The Room, he’s willing to debate anyone who thinks he is, 24/7.
Stock-car racing’s reigning poster boy for social media, Brad K. is hell-bent on returning the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion fielded by team-owner Roger Penske to its title-winning form […]

The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015 – 9:24 | Comments Off on The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put […]

Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Friday, 13 Feb, 2015 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 20:49 | Comments Off on Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he […]

Pearson On The Mend
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Pearson On The Mend
Pearson On The Mend

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side […]