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Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 17:14 | One Comment
Woody: The NFL Is Set To Begin Its ‘Chase’

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The National Football League fires up its version of the Chase for the Championship this week, with every team dreaming about winning the Super Bowl – pro football’s Daytona 500.
NASCAR, you might have noticed, has already completed its playoffs in what was the closest, most dramatic championship battle in the sport’s [...]

Bayne, Wood Brothers To Defend At Daytona
Thursday, 5 Jan, 2012 – 18:12 | One Comment
Bayne, Wood Brothers To Defend At Daytona

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With sponsorship in place, the Wood Brothers Racing team and driver Trevor Bayne will return to Daytona International Speedway next month to defend the Daytona 500 championship they won last year.
Ford Customer Service Division and brands Motorcraft and Quick Lane  announced Thursday that it will continue to sponsor the No. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series [...]

Petty Hires Almirola Top Drive The No. 43 Ford
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012 – 20:30 | 2 Comments
Petty Hires Almirola Top Drive The No. 43 Ford

Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Aric Almirola will drive the legendary No. 43 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2012.
Almirola has made 35 starts in the Sprint Cup Series, his most recent stint coming in 2010 when he finished the last five races of the season in the No. 9 Ford. [...]

Reutimann To Drive For Baldwin
Tuesday, 3 Jan, 2012 – 10:34 | One Comment
Reutimann To Drive For Baldwin

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Tommy Baldwin Racing added David Reutimann to the team’s 2012 driver Sprint Cup lineup alongside Dave Blaney. Still seeking sponsorship for both Reutimann and Blaney, details regarding car number, sponsors and team members will follow in the upcoming weeks.
Reutimann, a Zephyrhills, Fla., native, made his first NSCS start in 2005. He competed in four full [...]

Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team
Monday, 2 Jan, 2012 – 13:12 | One Comment
Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It wasn’t so much that Tony Stewart won the 2011 Sprint Cup championship which made his season so remarkable. It was how he did it – with a walk-off victory over second-place Carl Edwards in the final race of the year.
Dramatic much?
For both what and how he won his third [...]

Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season
Sunday, 1 Jan, 2012 – 10:28 | One Comment
Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Completely sober when the ball in New York City’s Times Square dropped – and failed to land anywhere close to Lady Gaga – I admit to immediately clicking over to ESPN to watch extreme sports dudes Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee ring-in 2012 via record-setting ramp-to-ramp jumps on a motorcycle [...]

Pedley: Off Season Means Too Much Time To Think
Friday, 30 Dec, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Off Season Means Too Much Time To Think

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts on a couple of off-season burgers that may have fallen through the grate:
– The SPEED television network’s series of pieces on the drivers who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January has been very good. They have been of the type of quality that [...]

Pedley: We May Not Have Heard The Last Of Busch
Monday, 26 Dec, 2011 – 15:04 | 4 Comments
Pedley: We May Not Have Heard The Last Of Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those NASCAR fans out there who are, this week, thinking that the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has seen the last of Kurt Busch, may want to re-think. Busch may soon be back in the championship mix and, quite possibly, as soon as the 2012 season.
Because like it or not, [...]

Woody: Is NASCAR Dead In Nashville?
Saturday, 24 Dec, 2011 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Woody: Is NASCAR Dead In Nashville?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR pioneer Gary Baker once described Nashville as “Daytona without the beach.”
With its rich country-music base, Nashville and NASCAR went together like biscuits and gravy. But in recent years the biscuits have crumbled away – country music’s not country any more – and the racing gravy has curdled and dried [...]

Busch Signs With Phoenix Racing
Thursday, 22 Dec, 2011 – 16:52 | 3 Comments
Busch Signs With Phoenix Racing

Phoenix Racing announced Thursday that it has hired former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch to drive one of its cars in 2012.
“I’m very happy to join Phoenix Racing and after entertaining a lot of quality offers, there’s no better place for me,” said Busch, winner of 24 Sprint Cup races, as well as the 2010 [...]