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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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JaguarRSR announced Friday that Ryan Dalziel has been signed to the driver line up for competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
“I am so excited to be part of such an amazing brand like Jaguar,” said Dalziel. “Coming from the United Kingdom I naturally grew up following Jaguar’s racing heritage and admiring their cars. […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:41 | One Comment
Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
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Fontana, Calif. – Directing Matt Kenseth to an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500 wasn’t enough for Drew Blickensderfer to retain his job as crew chief of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Ford.
The first shocking personnel move of the young NASCAR season was detailed by team owner Jack Roush during a press conference Friday morning […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
Hungry Force Is Shaping Up Nicely
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Funny Car icon John Force says his winless 2009 NHRA season can be traced in large part to a lack of physical strength in his legs, the residue of a laundry list of injuries suffered in a grinding crash in ’07 and a condition he admittedly hid from his corporate sponsors.
“I can tell you now, […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Hungry Force Is Shaping Up Nicely
Minter: A Last Look Back At The 2010 500
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few observations from Daytona before moving on to the rest of the NASCAR season:
It was good to see some mention of one of the real culprits in the great pothole controversy. Down at the bottom of a release from Daytona International Speedway on the pothole situation was a sentence […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 9:21 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Auto Club 500
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Auto Club 500
Auto Club Speedway
Sunday February 21, 3PM ET, FOX
What we learned at Daytona: I promise not to mention the p-word anywhere in this column… Well, we really didn’t learn too much given that it’s a restrictor plate track, but I do think that the Richard Petty Motorsports cars are going to be better than […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:35 | One Comment
Pedley: Danica Earning Her Respect
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I don’t know Danica Patrick very well at all. I’ve interviewed her a couple of times and have been in on a dozen, maybe 20, group interviews with her. I have interviewed friends and family, been to her hometown in Illinois to poke around and have read a lot about her.
But know her? Very few […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:29 | One Comment
Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Pothole, Schmothole, it’s time to put the Daytona 500 behind us.
With the exception of Daytona winner Jamie McMurray, all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers did that Monday.
Now it’s time to start the real Cup season.
Don’t get me wrong. Daytona is a very important event. It’s called NASCAR’s Super Bowl […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
NHRA Makes Tech Announcements
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The NHRA’s technical department made two announcements today effective at this weekend’s Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz.
The NHRA has temporarily suspended mandatory use of the Electrimotion Shutoff Receiver while NHRA works with the manufacturer to meet driver requests.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams, after the just concluded Pomona event, raised certain concerns about the automatic […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on NHRA Makes Tech Announcements
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Indianapolis –  An exciting VIP experience to the 2010 Brickyard 400 is the highlight among items added recently to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions to raise funds for American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
All proceeds from the eBay auctions of racing memorabilia, which began Jan. 15, are being donated to Red Cross relief […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on VIP Experience Up for Auction To Benefit Haiti
Daytona Begins Fixing Track
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Daytona International Speedway has begun installing reinforced concrete in Turn 2 today, Track President Robin Braig announced in a statement to the media on Thursday.
The announcement comes four days after the opening of a pothole in the area forced two long red-flag interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The statement read: Following a comprehensive review of Turn […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Daytona Begins Fixing Track