Sat, 28/03/15 – 17:21 | No Comment

Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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Harris: Danica Learns Hard Lessons
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Patrick seems to have as many detractors as fans, and her NASCAR debut in Saturday’s Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race gave both plenty of fodder.
On the minus side, the diminutive IndyCar glamour girl quickly slid from her 15th-place starting position and eventually lost the lead draft. On her second pit [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 17:16 | One Comment
Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Antron Brown has learned to drive hard and travel light during his nomadic NHRA Top Fuel career, the residue of having raced for four team-owners over two seasons. But Brown believes his barnstorming days are over, as he settles in for his first full season with Don Schumacher Racing’s three-car [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 14:16 | Comments Off
Minter: Money Decides Nationwide Field
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Qualifying procedures at Daytona International Speedway can be confusing for sure. The line-up for the Daytona 500 is set by a combination of qualifying results, the finishing order of the 150-mile qualifying races, car owner points and past champion provisionals. Even to many veteran observers, the line-up remains a mystery until [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 12:15 | 2 Comments
Langdon Cooking At Home
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – When it comes to speaking his mind, there are few NASCAR drivers more candid than Carl Edwards.
On a rainy Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Edwards met with the media twice and touched on a wide range of topics including Sunday’s Daytona 500, Ford’s new engine, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of the [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a rainy Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where the only laps turned on the track were by the jet-drying trucks and other assorted safety vehicles, I began to wonder what memories I would carry home from Speedweeks 2010.
Of course there will be high drama on [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR official Robin Pemberton’s ominous “Boys, have at it’’ announcement a few weeks ago gave media and race fans visions of flying race cars this week at Daytona.
With the well-publicized slump in TV ratings and visibly empty seats at most of its racetracks, NASCAR has come [...]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off
Dixon Jumps To Top In Pomona
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Larry Dixon jumped to the provisional Top Fuel pole at the 50th-annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals Friday with a second-round qualifying run at 3.795 second and 317 mph.
Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car and Mike Edwards remained atop the Pro Stock heap.
Dixon failed to make last year’s field [...]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 21:06 | One Comment
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Fantasy race fans were holding their breath for a while as ESPN.com’s fantasy racing game looked like it wouldn’t be returning in 2010, leaving Yahoo! as the only fantasy racing provider of the major sports websites.
However, ESPN’s “Stock Car Challenge” has returned, albeit with a few changes. Instead of players [...]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The final obstacle for construction of a casino – and likely, the addition of a second yearly Sprint Cup race – at Kansas Speedway has been cleared.
Kansas Entertainment, LLC, (“Kansas Entertainment”) a 50/50 joint venture of Penn Hollywood Kansas, Inc. and Kansas Speedway Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of [...]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 17:11 | One Comment