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Will Power battled back from being a lap down, put some major defensive moves on Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on the final laps and when on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year.
Power beat Newgarden to the finish line by 0.5268 of a second to pick up […]

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Daytona Notes: Cuppers Take Breath
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The racing surface at Daytona International Speedway was a lonely place on Friday as just 12 Sprint Cup drivers chose to participate in the two practice sessions leading into Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Jeff Burton set the pace in the first round of practice. Mark Martin was fastest […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: Cuppers Take Breath
Bowyer On NNS Pole; Danica Fourth
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Clint Bowyer won the pole of Saturday’s Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday.
Bowyer, the 2008 Nationwide champion, posted a lap of 180.821 mph in his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.
Landon Cassill was second fastest  with a lap of 180.600 mph and will start next to Bowyer on the front row Saturday in […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 17:43 | Comments Off on Bowyer On NNS Pole; Danica Fourth
‘The Day’ Is Gut-Wrenching History Times Three
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As a hard-card carrying member of NASCAR’s Citizen Journalist corps, and as a motorsports fan, I admittedly watch an inordinate amount of programming on SPEED.
That’s not a blanket endorsement of the many hours of NASCAR happy-talk on the network, or even some of the original series that are not NASCAR-related. […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 13:36 | Comments Off on ‘The Day’ Is Gut-Wrenching History Times Three
The 2011 Daytona 500 Starting Grid
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The starting field for the 2011 Daytona 500 (by row).
(Note: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will move to the back of the field during the final parade lap because he had to change to back-up car after crashing in practice.)
Row 1:
1 – No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet
2 – 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 10:51 | Comments Off on The 2011 Daytona 500 Starting Grid
Friends-And-Family Plan Put Big Bro Into The 500
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – After all the lead changes, two-car drafts, possible rules changes and everything else that went on at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, the coolest story turned out to be one of brotherly love; or at least brotherly drafting.
Brad Keselowski pushed his older brother Brian to a […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 10:09 | Comments Off on Friends-And-Family Plan Put Big Bro Into The 500
Ingram: Pod Racing – The Next Olympic Sport?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – I have seen tandem type racing and it is us.
It’s new, it’s terribly different, it’s complicated and compelling. Haven’t heard a single question about the state of the sport, slipping TV ratings, ebbing attendance. Everybody’s talking and asking about the NASCAR two-step.
If only the Daytona International […]

Fri, 02/18/11 – 7:47 | 3 Comments
It Appears We Have A Favorite
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kurt Busch continued showing a hot hand during the stock car portion of Speedweeks by winning the first Gatorade Duel at Daytona on Thursday.

The 2004 Sprint Cup champion earned his first restrictor plate win in Saturday night’s Bud Shootout on the 2.5-mile tri-oval.
Busch will lineup third […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 20:36 | Comments Off on It Appears We Have A Favorite
Swap ‘Til You Drop Will Be Key Strategy In The 500
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The two-car tango is still dominating the debate at Daytona, and now after Thursday’s Gatorade Duels, there’s a new term and a new strategy to study.
Veteran Bill Elliott, in the media center after racing his way into the 500 – even though he could have gotten […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Swap ‘Til You Drop Will Be Key Strategy In The 500
Kurt Busch, Burton Win The Gatorade150 Qualifiers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The story of Speedweeks 2011 continued to be two-car drafts as the winners of both of Thursday’s twin Gatorade 150-mile qualifying races needed  more than just a little help from new best buddies to get those wins.
In the first qualifying race, Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch got the victory thanks to […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 15:21 | One Comment
Racin’ News: Kansas Gets Long-Term Sponsorship Deal
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In racin’ news today, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kansas Speedway secures sponsorship; Lally to run for rookie award.
Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced today that Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will sponsor the fall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for 10 years beginning with the Oct. 9, 2011 race.
The race will be the Hollywood Casino 400 […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 9:54 | One Comment