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They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona
Thursday, 16 Feb, 2012 – 10:45 | Comments Off
They’re Talking Racin’ Today Down In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Media Day for Speedweeks is off and running in Daytona Beach today. Most of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks series are sitting down for, and putting up with, questions from media members.
Here are some questions and answers from the interview sessions:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., [...]

McDowell To Drive Cup Car For Parsons
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012 – 21:31 | Comments Off
McDowell To Drive Cup Car For Parsons

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Michael McDowell will drive the No. 98 Ford Fusion for Phil Parsons Racing (PPR) for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup season, it was announced Wednesday by PPR’s Phil Parsons and new partner Mike Curb.
Parsons merged the assets of his PPR team with Whitney Motorsports during the offseason in an effort to bolster his 2012 Sprint [...]

Pedley: 12 Topics Which Will Define NASCAR In ‘12
Wednesday, 15 Feb, 2012 – 11:26 | One Comment
Pedley: 12 Topics Which Will Define NASCAR In ‘12

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinTdoay.com
A quick check of the topstoryometer shows that the 2012 NASCAR season should feature a wealth of immenently interesting subplots.
Only a couple are mega and capable of pegging the holygeezometer, but quantity promises to make up for a dearth of quality.
Here is a rough list of sidebar offerings that will [...]

Waltrip To Drive In 500
Tuesday, 14 Feb, 2012 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Waltrip To Drive In 500

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Hillman Racing announced that two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 40 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2012 Daytona 500 on Feb. 26.
The race will mark Waltrip’s 75th start at Daytona in one of NASCAR’s top three touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World trucks) – the most of [...]

Hood: Introducing One Person’s Daytona 43
Monday, 13 Feb, 2012 – 14:53 | 3 Comments
Hood: Introducing One Person’s Daytona 43

With the season-opening Daytona 500 less than two weeks away, my friends at SPEED got me to thinking over the weekend by announcing they will soon reveal their 43-driver “Great American Grid.”
Their grid will consist of the greatest drivers who have competed in the Daytona 500, all the way back to the inaugural running of [...]

Kahne Has Surgery
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2012 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Kahne Has Surgery

Hendrick Motorsports said in a statement today that driver Kasey Kahne will be ready for the Feb. 18 Budweiser Shootout, the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and all of Daytona Speedweeks after undergoing successful outpatient knee surgery this morning.
Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolets, had an MRI Thursday after experiencing swelling in his left knee. [...]

Pedley: Kahne Set To Begin A Season Of Stability
Tuesday, 7 Feb, 2012 – 11:57 | Comments Off
Pedley: Kahne Set To Begin A Season Of Stability

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kasey Kahne is the quiet type.  In tone and in volume. So it can be tough to get a solid read on his exact excitement levels when it comes to, well, basically, anything. It was that way a couple of days ago as he stood in [...]

Baldwin Hires Pemberton
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 16:03 | Comments Off
Baldwin Hires Pemberton

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Tommy Baldwin Racing hired Ryan Pemberton to lead the No. 36 Sprint Cup team as crew chief for Dave Blaney.
Pemberton spent the last three years as screw chief for the No. 83 car at now-defunct Red Bull Racing. He has been a crew chief since 1997.
The No. 36 team’s 2012 schedule is still being finalized [...]

Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 15:31 | 3 Comments
Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer thought it hilarious that the great blackjack hands he was pulling at a Kansas City casino last Thursday were somehow succumbing to even better hands on the part of the dealer. He did, after all, walk away from the table at the end of the day with a nifty [...]

Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 8:27 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500

In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say that I’m glad Danica Patrick will be racing in this month’s Daytona 500.
I’ve always admired Danica’s sass, spunk and spirit, and following her endeavors will make the races she runs considerably more interesting.
Having said that, however, the way she got an automatic starting spot without having [...]