Sun, 29/03/15 – 8:30 | No Comment

Kyle Larson, who fainted during an autograph session on Saturday, will not race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on Sunday.
Taking his seat in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will be Regan Smith.
“After fainting yesterday at an autograph session in Martinsville, Virginia, Kyle Larson was first evaluated at a local [...]

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Pedley: McMurray Win Stirs Memories of Legend
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of the first things that flashed through my head after Jamie McMurray took the checkered flag at Daytona on Sunday was a mental image of Larry Phillips. It was an image which evoked both happiness and hollowness.
People who know racing, know of Phillips. Those who don’t know of Phillips, [...]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 17:44 | One Comment
Minter: Safer Cars Harming Sport?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It seems like every time I turn on the TV there’s Tony Stewart trashing the print media. The other night on Jimmy Spencer’s “What’s the Deal?” there was a clip of Stewart referring to one media member as either the dumbest or one of the dumbest of us for asking a question about the safety [...]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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According to Mr. Nielsen, the TV ratings for last Sunday’s Daytona 500 were down 16 percent, the lowest recorded in 19 years.
At the same time Mr. Nielsen reported that over 3 million more viewers turned into the race, a 14 percent gain over last year’s race.
Ratings were down while viewership was [...]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 7:31 | One Comment
Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Gil de Ferran, one the IndyCar Series’ most popular and successful drivers, will return to the sport this year as a co-owner of the Luczo-Dragon Racing team.
He will merge his de Ferran Motorsports team, which has competed the last two season in the American Le Mans Series, with the Luczo team, which has been competing [...]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 17:05 | Comments Off
Wilkerson Cool With Being Test Mule
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson spent part of his offseason testing the National Hot Rod Association’s spec engine, a session that admittedly proved more miss-than-hit.
Wilkerson’s January test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., was a followup to a similar session conducted by two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Cruz Pedregon at The Strip at Las Vegas [...]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s the most significant rule change in NASCAR history.
It will alter outcomes, it will assure last-lap drama and toe-curling excitement.
It will change racing forever.
It’s the new three green-white-checkered rule that NASCAR slipped into the rule book last week at Daytona almost at the last second.
After RacinToday first reported the change at [...]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 8:02 | Comments Off
500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, [...]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Another of Mittler’s Boys Wins Big
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When Mike Mittler awoke this morning and picked up his phone, there was a text message waiting. It was sent at 4:38 a.m. Central Time. It was from Jamie McMurray. Mittler said that, as much as anything that has been spoken or written about McMurray, says it all about the kind of person McMurray really [...]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 15:16 | One Comment
Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just when it appeared NASCAR had patched up the Sprint Cup’s appeal, a patch was needed in Turn 2 to repair the asphalt prior to the finish of the Daytona 500. Oh well. After a splendid finish won by the rejuvenated Jamie McMurray, including the new [...]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 8:48 | One Comment
Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Robin Braig, president of Daytona International Speedway, has no immediate explanation for the pothole on the track that caused two long interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“As we do for every event, we inspected the track this morning and there were no concerns,’’ Braig said in a [...]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:50 | Comments Off