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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 22:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Ingram: Thanks For a Happy Ending At Daytona
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
The night before the Daytona 500, I met with Tommy Byrne to talk about the American release of his book, “Crashed and Byrned” at one of the watering holes in Ormand Beach. As always, the Irishman, a retired driver who now makes […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 14:37 | 2 Comments
Minter: The No. 21 Car Back Where It Belongs
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Way back in the day, before I ever even had a driver’s license, I went to numerous NASCAR races in the Southeast with some of the most loyal Ford fans you’d ever want to meet.
Brothers Wesley and Weldon Stubbs were the kind of people who truly would rather have pushed […]

Mon, 02/21/11 – 9:08 | One Comment
Harris: Bayne’s Victory Sits At ‘Top Of The Stack’
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When the once-dominating Wood Brothers team fell on hard times, Leonard Wood, one of the founding siblings of the NASCAR pioneer team refused to hang his head, place the blame or look for a
place to hide.
“You know, we’ve been on top and we’ve had our bad times, too,’’ Leonard said. […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 22:35 | 3 Comments
Wood You Believe It? Bayne, No. 21 Win The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR’s past and future came together and gave race fans something to smile about on Sunday afternoon.
Youngster Trevor Bayne, in just his second Sprint Cup start, won the 2011 Daytona 500.
And the victory gave the iconic Wood Brothers Racing team its first Sprint Cup win since 2001 and its first […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 21:00 | 8 Comments
500 Victory A Hit Among Competitors
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The outcome of Sunday’s Daytona 500 proved doubly popular with NASCAR drivers, teams and officials.
A driver they consider a good kid got the victory in his first start, and the Wood Brothers Racing team got back to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway after a 500 for the first time […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 19:47 | 3 Comments
2012 500 Pushed Back A Week
NASCAR officials have announced that the 2012 Daytona 500 will be moved back one week.
Next year’s race will be held on February 26th.
All NASCAR Speedweeks activities will also be shoved back a week.
NASCAR officials also announced that in 2012, the early-season weekend off in the Sprint Cup Series will be eliminated.
That off weekend had been […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 9:33 | Comments Off on 2012 500 Pushed Back A Week
Race Day: Spoiler Alert – Here Are The Winners

We at hate to spoil today’s race and the rest of the season for readers, but we’re going to have to. Sorry.
As a season-opening, special edition of Race Day, the staff is offering its picks for the winner of today’s Daytona 500 and for the 2011 Sprint Cup championship.
We’ve hedged just a bit by […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 8:59 | 3 Comments
Cooling Becomes The Hot Topic In Daytona
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla.  –  As the temperatures climbed this week at Daytona International Speedway and the NASCAR Sprint Cup rulebook was altered almost daily, the hottest word around the garage prior to the Daytona 500 was cooling. In the new Daytona era of two-car packs, keeping the engine of the […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 7:51 | One Comment
Scenes Of 2001 Remain Seared Into The Brain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The day that Dale Earnhardt died will not, cannot, ever be forgotten by those who were there. Biggest star in the sport, biggest race in the sport, final lap, final turn.
It was the day the sport changed forever. Fans lost their anchor to the sport, the sport lost its cultural […]

Sun, 02/20/11 – 5:00 | 7 Comments