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Denny Hamlin knocked Martin Truex Jr. off the pole for Sunday’sFedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Hamlin toured the Monster Mile in 22.483 seconds (160.121 mph) in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to earn his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 21st […]

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500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 18:36 | Comments Off on 500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Another of Mittler’s Boys Wins Big
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When Mike Mittler awoke this morning and picked up his phone, there was a text message waiting. It was sent at 4:38 a.m. Central Time. It was from Jamie McMurray. Mittler said that, as much as anything that has been spoken or written about McMurray, says it all about the kind of person McMurray really […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 15:16 | One Comment
Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just when it appeared NASCAR had patched up the Sprint Cup’s appeal, a patch was needed in Turn 2 to repair the asphalt prior to the finish of the Daytona 500. Oh well. After a splendid finish won by the rejuvenated Jamie McMurray, including the new […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 8:48 | One Comment
Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Robin Braig, president of Daytona International Speedway, has no immediate explanation for the pothole on the track that caused two long interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“As we do for every event, we inspected the track this morning and there were no concerns,’’ Braig said in a […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
McMurray Plates Up A Winner In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The finish of the race that seemed to take forever was worth the wait.
Jamie McMurray, NASCAR’s newest restrictor plate ace, held off Greg Biffle to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 in the second overtime period while comeback-minded Dale Earnhardt thrilled the crowd by charging from 10th to […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:31 | One Comment
Force Is A Force Again
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On a weekend in which NHRA paid tribute to its rich history during the 50th running of the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, NHRA legend John Force turned back the clock himself by winning for the first time in a year-and-a-half.
The other winners at the season-opening event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:17 | Comments Off on Force Is A Force Again
Junior Gives Crowd A Thrill
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. discovered some of his old plate racing magic Sunday in the Daytona 500.
The crowd favorite charged from 10th to second place on the final lap of the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup race – it was probably the most important runner-up finish of his career.
Earnhardt, the son of a […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:01 | 8 Comments
There’s Artwork To Racing Cup Cars
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Daytona Speedweeks is my favorite part of every NASCAR season. The cars are on the track for the first time in race trim, all the changes that have been speculated upon and talked about for the previous six months are finally official and every team has a sense that this […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
Harris: The Talk of Speedweeks
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Sometimes it’s amazing what comes out of the mouths of race drivers and crew chiefs. Here are a few of the gems from this week at Daytona International Speedway:
“I wouldn’t be surprised that we will have more than one green-white-checkers (flag). Honestly. People are racing really […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Harris: The Talk of Speedweeks
Flag to Flag: Daytona
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Watching the Daytona 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to chat with him live as he blogs the action Flag to Flag from Daytona!

Sun, 02/14/10 – 10:02 | One Comment