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Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved
Friday, 20 Jan, 2012 – 12:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When I first met Darrell Waltrip in the late 1960s his favorite saying was, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
D.W. was definitely a squeaky wheel and he got tons of grease, in the form of media attention and publicity.
It paid off, starting with his record-busting early days at Nashville’s Fairgrounds [...]

Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2012 – 9:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This morning, as seagulls are picking through the infield leftovers at Daytona International Speedway, the rest of us are left to conduct some searches of our own. Not for half-eaten sausages or dried out french fries, but for answers. Answers to questions like: Where are we vis a vis restrictor plate [...]

Williams: Free Speech Curtailed At Daytona
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | One Comment
Williams: Free Speech Curtailed At Daytona

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two adages often heard in motorsports are: “What goes around comes around” and “The more things change the more they stay the same.” Such is the case with NASCAR’s rules governing two-way radio communications this year.
When the green flag waves on Speedweeks, drivers will be allowed to talk only with [...]

David Ragan In Front Row
Monday, 16 Jan, 2012 – 9:22 | Comments Off
David Ragan In Front Row

Front Row Motorsports has signed David Ragan to drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Ragan, who drove for Roush Fenway Racing the last five seasons, joins Front Row veteran David Gilliland on the team.
Last season, Ragan won his first Cup race (Daytona in July), two poles, and four top-five and [...]

Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500
Sunday, 15 Jan, 2012 – 9:23 | Comments Off
Thunder Ends; Work Continues On Rules For 500

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The end of NASCAR’s three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday did not mean the end of testing – for the Sprint Cup teams nor for NASCAR.
Series official John Darby said Saturday afternoon that all involved will continue to search for the combination of rules and equipment which will [...]

Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona
Saturday, 14 Jan, 2012 – 10:08 | Comments Off
Pedley: Jimmie’s Team Is A Man Short At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 2 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
The image, at least, of crew chief Chad Knaus is that of a micro manager. A guy who has to not only put his fingerprints on every aspect of things affecting [...]

Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?
Friday, 13 Jan, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Is A Pack Mentality Returning To Plate Tracks?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The big experiment continued on Friday at Daytona International Speedway as drivers took to the track in a relatively big pack for the first time under the current rules package, which includes a larger restrictor plate as of Friday morning.
Speeds were considerably faster than before, with Kurt Busch setting the early [...]

Carl Edwards Begins His Search For A New Edge
Friday, 13 Jan, 2012 – 13:18 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Begins His Search For A New Edge

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When he took his turn answering questions from the media at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Carl Edwards seemed upbeat about 2012 despite his heart-breaking loss in the 2011 championship battle.
He said neither he nor crew chief Bob Osborne are second-guessing any of the decisions they [...]

Pedley: Lots To Talk About After Day 1 Of Testing
Friday, 13 Jan, 2012 – 10:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Lots To Talk About After Day 1 Of Testing

Quotes and comments from and about Thursday’s Day 1 of the two-day Sprint Cup test at Daytona International Speedway:
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Mark Martin’s sunny side is permanently set on “up”, you know? Dude makes Pollyana look like a pit bull with an oozing rash.
Martin was touting silver linings again Thursday at Daytona. Cut [...]

Pairs Persist During First Day Of Testing At DIS
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Pairs Persist During First Day Of Testing At DIS

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA Beach, Fla. –  The two-car tandem appears to be here to stay. Just minutes into the second test session on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, drivers were running in pairs, testing the new rules to see just how, where and how long one driver can push another.
NASCAR’s rules changes [...]