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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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Ragan Warms Up By Warming Up Fans in Georgia
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – With the remnants of snowfall serving as a backdrop, two participants from the 2005 Roush Racing Gong Show headlined Sunday’s 100 lap Late Model race at Lanier National Speedway.
On a day when the temperature struggled to reach 32 degrees, Sprint Cup driver David Ragan and short track ace [...]

Sun, 01/10/10 – 21:44 | Comments Off
Angelelli Roars Loudest Sunday
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Max Angelelli and Martin Ragginger led their respective classes Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in the final day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24; a three-day practice session leading up to the Jan. 30-31 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Angelelli ran a lap of 1:40.888 (127.032 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford [...]

Sun, 01/10/10 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Harris: A Little Day Dream Believin’
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Ah, the dawn of a fresh new year. A clean slate to be written on.
If we do some serious day dreaming maybe we can come up with some scenarios 
that would make 2010 a very memorable and interesting year in NASCAR and IndyCar:
* Danica Patrick, the subject of intense scrutiny, [...]

Sun, 01/10/10 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
The Hendrick Bar Will Remain High In 2010
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Greg Biffle says chasing Rich Hendrick’s record-breaking stable of rocket-men “can get very frustrating, but at the same time it’s very challenging.”
“You have to give Mr. H (Hendrick) and all of his people a lot of credit; they’ve worked hard, they’re a class act and they’ve done a great job,” Biffle said Saturday [...]

Sun, 01/10/10 – 10:02 | Comments Off
Snow Ties Up Traffic In Daytona
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Cold temperatures and a mix of light snow, freezing rain, sleet and patches of ice, dampened the morning practice sessions for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series at Daytona International Speedway Saturday.
But driver and teams were able to get onto the [...]

Sun, 01/10/10 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Ganassi Partners with Dinan-BMW
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Three-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars Series champions Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates  announced Saturday that it has partnered with Dinan-BMW as the new manufacturer of its 2010 Daytona Prototype, and its longtime partner TELMEX will once again return as the primary sponsor of the No. 01 with co-drivers Scott Pruett and Memo [...]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 13:36 | Comments Off
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Bob Tasca Sr., an automotive enthusiast, Ford dealer and drag racing innovator, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, his family announced today. Tasca Sr. was 83 years old.
An automotive businessman for more than 60 years, Tasca achieved fame as a record-setting automotive dealer and as an internationally-known designer of high-performance race cars. [...]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 10:27 | Comments Off
Waltrip Headed to Dubai
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With more than 1,000 races in a quarter-century’s worth of NASCAR experience, you would think it would take a lot to get Michael Waltrip excited about an off-season race.
But Waltrip can’t wait for his first foray into the world of international sports car racing when the two-time Daytona 500 champion competes in the fifth-annual Dubai [...]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 10:19 | One Comment
Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration.  As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to [...]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
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Clad in Crimson Tide apparel, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage raised the Talladega Superspeedway flag over the Texas Speedway Club offices, much to the delight of Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphre
The flag ceremony was a condition the two presidents agreed upon when making a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday night’s BCS Championship [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 20:24 | Comments Off