Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
Doug Kalitta is 2 for 2 in Top Fuel qualifying in 2014.
On Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., Kalitta added pole No. 2 when his time from Friday’s first day of qualifying held up and made him the driver to beat in Sunday’s eliminations where he will begin the day facing […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 21:38 | Comments Off on Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
Regan Smith Edges Keselowski For Nationwide Series Victory

Regan Smith eased past Brad Keselowski  just as they hit the finish line and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.
Keselowski finished second – .013 seconds behind – and Trevor Bayne was third.
Kyle Busch, winner of Friday night’s Truck Series race at DIS, finished fourth. Elliott Sadler was fifth.
The […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 15:36 | One Comment
Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
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What would a Daytona 500 be like without NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood on the scene? Thankfully, nobody will know for another year at least.
Wood, leading member of the iconic Wood Brother Racing team, had his streak of attending every, single, solitary Daytona 500 put in jeopardy earlier this week.
A dislike of flying and […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 14:28 | Comments Off on Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
Busch Eying Speedweeks Trifecta
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Clearly, Friday night’s Truck Series victory meant a bunch to Kyle Busch. Because of what he did – add a truck victory at Daytona International Speedway to the list. And, because of how he did it – slipping past Timothy Peters just a couple feet away from the finish line.
But something else became clear after […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Busch Eying Speedweeks Trifecta
Force Stays Hot In The Desert
John Force doesn’t seem to be getting older with each passing week. He seems to be getting faster.
Force, who set national and track records at the NHRA season-opener in Pomona two weeks ago, continued his early-season hot streak Friday by racing to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Doug […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Force Stays Hot In The Desert
Kyle Busch Wins Truck Series Opener
Kyle Busch finally made his way to Victory Lane in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.
Busch edged Timothy Peters at the line by a race-record .016 seconds in the NASCAR  truck series race.
With the win, he becomes the first driver to win in four different series at the “World […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 8:25 | One Comment
Bourdais, Porsche Leave Sebring Test With Big Smiles
Sébastien Bourdais drove the Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning No. 5  Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the top of the time chart on Friday for the second consecutive day at the Sebring International Raceway winter test.
The two-day test, which servces as  preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, included […]

Fri, 02/21/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Bourdais, Porsche Leave Sebring Test With Big Smiles
Nominees For NASCAR Class Of 2015 Announced
NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sixth induction class, as well as the five nominees for the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
Among the nominees are two-time NASCAR premier series champion Terry Labonte; 1988 NASCAR premier series champion and 16-time Most Popular Driver Bill Elliott; nine-time […]

Fri, 02/21/14 – 17:47 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Wins First Duel At Daytona; Hamlin Wins Second

Denny Hamlin followed up his victory in last weekend’s Sprint Unlimited with a victory in the second of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels 150-mile qualifying races for Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
“Once that snowball starts to roll it’s hard to stop it and right now we’re just on a heck of a run,” Hamlin […]

Thu, 02/20/14 – 20:12 | One Comment
Lame Duck ESPN Promises To Give Full Effort
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the green flag waves over Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, ESPN’s coverage of the sport officially goes into lame duck status.
For the final time in the foreseeable future, the “Worldwide Leader” will broadcast 17 races of this year’s Sprint Cup season and […]

Thu, 02/20/14 – 18:44 | 3 Comments