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Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch
Saturday, 21 Feb, 2015 – 8:50 | One Comment
Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch

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Stewart-Haas Racing named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the 57th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Smith will fill in for Kurt Busch, who was suspended indefinitelyby NASCAR on Friday after it was ruled that Busch smashed his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s head against his motor home wall […]

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order […]

Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 10:58 | Comments Off on Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick was fighting – make that BLEEPING – mad with Denny Hamlin after racing her way into the 57th annual Daytona 500 Thursday night.
Patrick rallied for a 10th-place green/white/checkered flag finish during the second Budweiser Duel At Daytona after a spin she felt was intentionally triggered by Hamlin with […]

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 […]