Mon, 30/03/15 – 7:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Minter: Contrariness In The Air
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – I’m not sure why I arrived at the track in a contrary mood this morning. I woke up on the right side of the fold-away bed in the Homewood Suites. I had a nice breakfast and a pleasant drive into the track.
But as the teams are outside the media center preparing [...]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 10:12 | 3 Comments
Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. –  NASCAR is doing its best to spice up things this season, with new rules, or lack thereof, on aggressive driving and bump drafting. And now there’s a good chance that there will be more than one try at a green-white-checkered-flag finish if the situation warrants.
But will [...]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says See Him In September
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Many of the same media members who picked Carl Edwards as the top challenger to Jimmie Johnson last year are picking Denny Hamlin as the most likely to dethrone this year.
Although the pre-season picks don’t mean much, especially considering Edwards was never a championship threat last year and didn’t even win [...]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:32 | One Comment
Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The stock car education of Danica Patrick reached a new level Wednesday in the first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice of the 2010 season.
It didn’t take Patrick long to figure out the difference between the ARCA car she raced to an impressive sixth-place finish last Saturday at [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway this morning, running a bit late due to traffic in Jacksonville, I drove right by the first tunnel to the infield.
I’d rather lose a few minutes than break a decades-long tradition of driving into the track through the old, narrow corrugated-metal tunnel in Turn 4.
Just seeing [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Gentlemen, start your wrecking.
Practice for the Gatorade Duel 150s began Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway and, suddenly, it was a free-for-all on the 2.5-mile oval.
Before it was all over, six drivers, including four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, had to roll backup cars off [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 16:24 | Comments Off
NASCAR May Allow Multiple GWC Restarts
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
and Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR officials have confirmed that they may change rules on green-white-checkered finishes and make the changes in time for Thursday’s twin Gatorade 150-mile qualifying races.
The change would allow multiple restart attempts prior to the white flag lap.
The changes, first reported by RacinToday Wednesday [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 10:50 | One Comment
TRG, RCR To Hook Up
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TRG Motorsports on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance with Richard Childress Racing for its 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup program.
Under the agreement, RCR will provide cars, chassis repairs and testing resources for TRG’s Sprint Cup Series operations. Also, TRG will team with Stewart-Haas Racing for Pit Crew support to coordinate faster pit stops.
“All of these [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Ashley Has Some Advice For Danica
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

All eyes will be on Danica Patrick again today, when the open-wheel star is scheduled to turn her first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice laps at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick’s stock car learning curve on the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS trioval is being accelerated following a successful, sixth-place finish in Saturday’s ARCA season-opener. Today’s Nationwide practice will be [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 9:54 | One Comment
Fear Drives The Sarge Onward
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Tony Schumacher concedes that his unprecedented run as NHRA Top Fuel champion now has become all about the losing.
“You know, the losing – I’m afraid to lose right now.  It’s crazy,” said Schumacher, a seven-time champion in drag racing’s premier professional class. “We’ve won six in a row.  And guess what?  It’s going to end [...]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 8:14 | Comments Off