Tue, 3/03/15 – 9:05 | 2 Comments

The cars that provided the heartbeat of the NASCAR Modified division’s most storied rivalry – and put Rome, N.Y., forever on the racing map – are about to take their places in American automotive culture.
A No. 61 Pinto-bodied Modified formerly owned and driven by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans and a replica No. 38 [...]

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Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
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Apparently Mark Martin’s wonderful 2009 story was not a fluke, apparently Dale Earnhardt’s Jr.’s horrible 2009 story was and apparently Hendrick Motorsports will again be the team to beat in Sprint Cup this season.
All of that being apparent, that is, if qualifying for the 2010 Daytona 500 means anything.
Martin, who turned 51 in last month, [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 15:49 | Comments Off
A Few Words With: Danica
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Danica Patrick was the star of an ARCA Racing Series press conference on Friday evening. Below are excerpts from her  Daytona International Speedway Media Center appearance:
Question: Talk about your car so far this weekend.
Patrick: The car’s pretty good. We started off the day yesterday with a long practice session which was nice. I probably won’t [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 9:32 | One Comment
Race Day: The Bud Shootout
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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To most of the racing world, the Budweiser Shootout is an all-star race. It’s a largely ceremonial event that kicks off the Sprint Cup season and pits the top drivers in the series against each other for a for-fun-only race that is more about pride than money.
But racing being a big business and NASCAR being [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 9:16 | 4 Comments
Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I was flipping though a magazine the other day and came across a 2010 Sprint Cup pre-season driver ranking.
I looked for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
And looked.
And looked.
I finally found him, buried somewhere down around 20th.
Meanwhile his Hendrick teammates, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin all were ranked in the top 10, [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 8:29 | 3 Comments
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 17:44 | Comments Off
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has received approval from NASCAR to move the start times of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season to be consistent with “Western Region” times.
The Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18 and the Lone Star 500 on Nov. 7 will now have 2 p.m., Central Time, [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 14:28 | Comments Off
Danica Qualifies 12th Fastest
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The starting field for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards race is set following Friday’s qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. Defending race winner James Buescher will lead off Saturday’s 43-car starting field after earning the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell with a 49.575 second/181.543 mph [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 14:22 | One Comment
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Indianapolis – New Indianapolis 500 ticket customers can cash in on Danica Patrick’s participation in the ARCA Racing Series season opener Saturday, Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway.
It’s up to Danica how much they’ll cash in.
If popular IZOD IndyCar Series driver Patrick leads many laps, she’ll drive big Tower Terrace ticket price reductions for the [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 13:11 | Comments Off
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The wait for the 2010 World of Outlaws season opener is finally over as with top sprint car drivers  have converged on Volusia Speedway Park for the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio.
Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana opened the sprint car portion of the event in Victory Lane on Wednesday and [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 9:39 | Comments Off
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 8:14 | Comments Off