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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Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first in his Richard Childress Racing Chevy, but a faster, braver NASCAR appeared to be the winner in the season-opening Budweiser Shootout.
An off-season decision by NASCAR officials to turn NASCAR racing back into a contact sport and a larger carburetor [...]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 0:13 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Shootout
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Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night to make it two in a row in the annual all-star event which kicks off Speedweeks.
His victory came as a result of passing for the lead just prior to a wreck that ended the race less than a lap into a green-white-checkered restart.
The [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 22:14 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Bud Shootout
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Budweiser Shootout?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Daytona.

Sat, 02/6/10 – 19:09 | 40 Comments
Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Mania arrived at Daytona during the ARCA 200. Although difficult to pinpoint the exact time of its arrival, it began aproximately on lap 53. That’s when stock car rookie Danica Patrick saved her Chevy after getting knocked into the tri-oval grass and began a comeback through the pack.
In a race [...]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 18:57 | 3 Comments
Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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

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

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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

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