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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 [...]

Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions
Thursday, 12 Jan, 2012 – 10:18 | Comments Off
Pedley: 2012 Cup Season Opens With Questions

The 2012 Sprint Cup season starts today. It starts with three days of testing at Daytona International Speedway. It starts with a whole bunch of questions wandering the garages looking for answers.
Here are some of those questions. The answers will take months to locate, but that does not prevent us from making guesses.
So…
– Danica Patrick; [...]

Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 11:24 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign

A couple of thoughts on the racin’ news of last couple of days:
Rusty Wallace is one of NASCAR’s original salesmen. Back in the day when he drove for Roger Penske, the man could push product like few before him and, perhaps, only Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards in the years since.
The fact that he [...]

Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 10:20 | 2 Comments
Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain

Want to waste a good 15 minutes some day? Try telling a stick-and-ball loser that racing is as big of a team sport as is basketball or football. More of a team sport than baseball. Then get ready for some really comical indignation.
Fact is, of course, team work is more important to success in racing [...]

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 [...]