Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No Comment

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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Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Over the past several years, the Daytona 500 had truly become “NASCAR’s Super Bowl”. That is, more about the pomp than the circumstance.
As with the NFL’s annual biggest game of the year, after which people spend more time talking about commercials and halftime shows than football, NASCAR fans have spent [...]

Mon, 02/24/14 – 10:39 | 2 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off a large pack of the biggest stars in Sprint Cup in a sprint to the checkered flag and won the rain-hammered Daytona 500 Sunday evening.
The victory, which ended with the field frozen because of a last-lap wreck, was a popular one with a big Daytona [...]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 23:24 | 4 Comments
DeJoria Breaks Into NHRA Win Column
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Alexis DeJoria won her first national NHRA Funny Car event Sunday when she beat Robert Hight in the finals of the Arizaon Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
Also winning Sunday were Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
To get her first victory, DeJoria had to beat Jeff Arend, [...]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 20:03 | Comments Off
For Hamlin, The Battle Will Be Vs. Inner Demons
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When Denny Hamlin won last year’s season-ending Sprint Cup race in South Florida, it seemed at the time to be just a warm ending to a cold season. Now it appears that last November’s victory could have been the start of something big.
Hamlin, whose victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway at the [...]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 9:31 | Comments Off
Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
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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
Regan Smith Edges Keselowski For Nationwide Series Victory
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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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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
Force Stays Hot In The Desert
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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.
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Sat, 02/22/14 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Truck Series Opener
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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