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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Racin’ Notes: KHI Hires Crew Chief For Piquet
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In Racin’ news for Monday, Jan. 10th:
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Monday that veteran Chris Carrier will lead the organization’s third Camping World Truck Series team as crew chief in 2011. The addition to the KHI stable, which will carry the No. 8, will be driven full time by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
Carrier, who has […]

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Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
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2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS
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Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron’s operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron’s Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track […]

Sun, 01/9/11 – 19:02 | One Comment
Waltrip Serious About Career As A Comedian
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes. Michael Waltrip had a moment of sudden comprehension about one aspect of his life just after he decided to get serious about one of his long-time passions.
“I’ve learned something very valuable during this process,” the two-time winner of the Daytona500 said during a […]

Sun, 01/9/11 – 10:26 | 11 Comments
Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona
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A.J. Allmendinger was fastest in Saturday’s second day of “Roar Before the Rolex 24” testing at Daytona International Speedway, running the day’s fastest lap of 127.318 mph in the No. 6 Curb Records DP he shares with Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson. He also beat Scott Pruett’s fastest speed (126.848 mph) from Friday.
“Since I’m only […]

Sat, 01/8/11 – 21:18 | One Comment
Hood: Hot Topics Will Make For A Tour De Force
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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The stock car portion of Speedweeks at Daytona gets under way in five weeks when the press assembles for media day prior to the Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 12.
A large contingent of drivers will be made available to the media during a day-long function, which will result in print and electronic stories […]

Sat, 01/8/11 – 9:04 | One Comment
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World Racing Group and Knoxville Raceway announced Friday that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will sanction the 51st Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Aug. 10-13, 2011, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is expanding its early summer weekend at Knoxville to add a complete show on […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 20:42 | One Comment
Bud Shootout Field Unveiled
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With a strong lineup that features former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field, a host of former outstanding rookies, along with a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most storied race track, NASCAR announced Friday the list of eligible competitors for the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 20:38 | One Comment
Pruett Off And Roaring At Daytona
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Scott Pruett ran the fastest laps Friday at Daytona International Speedway to lead the opening day of the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” in the Chip Ganassi Racing car that dominated last year’s Daytona Prototype championship.
The three-day session is giving competitors in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 20:33 | One Comment
Haywood Moves Down But Not Out Of The 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hurley Haywood chose his words carefully last year when he talked about his future driving plans. He avoided absolutes. He deftly navigated around using terms like “retiring for good” and “this is it” the same way he has navigated decreasing-radius corners from Elkhart Lake to Le Mans for the past […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 11:04 | One Comment