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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

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Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
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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 on Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
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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
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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 on Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
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
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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 on Fantasy Racing: Season Preview
Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent
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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
Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Ford Racing announced Friday that three of its drivers will run the new FR9 engine in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler and Bill Elliott will run the new powerplant while the other 10 Fords in the field will stick with the old 452 model.
“We’re pleased that […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
Happy Max Lives Daytona Dream
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – It has sometimes been hard for people to take Max Papis seriously.
The bubbly, sometimes outrageous Italian does not often act like a 40-year-old husband and father.
“Sometimes, I like to be silly,’’ Max says with that omnipresent grin. “I like to have fun and get people a little stirred up.’’
But racing is […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 16:14 | One Comment
The High Continues For Hight
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Now that he has the No. 1 decal slapped on his race car, Robert Hight wants to avoid being labeled a one-hit wonder.
So motivated, Hight launched defense of his NHRA Funny Car world championship by claiming the provisional pole after Round 1 of qualifications for the 50th Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. Hight […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 9:38 | Comments Off on The High Continues For Hight
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 10; ‘He Hit Me’
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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, 02/12/10 – 8:00 | One Comment