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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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‘The Sarge’ Takes Command At Firebird
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Tony Schumacher notched a final-round win against Morgan Lucas Sunday to claim the Top Fuel victory at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway on Sunday.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.
Schumacher raced to his 70th career victory [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500
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Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the five-time Sprint Cup champion’s second in the big race as he did it in 2006.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was second and Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing was third.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was fourth and Ryan [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 16:47 | Comments Off
McKim’s Had Lot Of Brushes With NASCAR History
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sitting on a carpet of grass, barely 100 yards from Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, is a replica of the 1963 Ford Galaxie that Tiny Lund drove to victory in the Daytona 500 on a Sunday afternoon 50 years ago to the day from this [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rises To Pole At Phoenix
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Doug Kalitta raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona
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Tony Stewart was in no mood to celebrate after he won Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Not with 14 fans injured and being transported to medical centers as a result of a last lap crash that sent the car of Kyle Larson flying into the catchfence near the start/finish line.
The [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 18:32 | One Comment
Divine Intervention Powering Burkart Jr. At Firebird?
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
YORKVILLE, N.Y. – Phil Burkart Jr. is well-aware his 2013 NHRA Funny Car schedule could end this weekend at Firebird International Raceway, throttled by a lack of sponsorship. Even if that’s the case, Burkart will savor a two-race stint made possible by car-owner/chassis builder Steve Plueger…and perhaps Phil Sr.
Cold-turkey, Burkart [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 9:10 | One Comment
Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird
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Involved in a crash at the Winternationals last weekend, Antron Brown got back in his Don Schumacher Racing car and raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Sauter Holds Off Busch To Win DIS Truck Race
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Johnny Sauter won Friday evening’s season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran second, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr., Justin Lofton and Jeb Burton.
Ty Dillon, Miguel Paludo, Ryan Blaney, Matt Crafton and Ryan Sieg completed the top 10.
Sauter collected the seventh victory of his NCWTS career under [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: More Changes at Daytona Are Coming
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Once upon a time, along about Gen-2, drivers quit teams at the drop of a hat. Sometimes they got fired on Monday after a car owner felt his prized, potent entry had been balloon-footed around on Sunday. Even the great David Pearson was cut loose by the [...]

Fri, 02/22/13 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
A Favorite To Win The Daytona 500 Has Emerged
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lame-duck driver Kevin Harvick’s performance during Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway has been anything but lame.
After announcing last fall that his tenure of more than a decade with Richard Childress Racing will be coming to an end following the 2013 season, Harvick has suddenly become [...]

Fri, 02/22/13 – 18:53 | One Comment