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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 [...]

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 [...]