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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Waltrip Spends Day On Roller Coaster
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Michael Waltrip can be kind of goofy at times, clowning for the cameras in commercials and on TV broadcasts of races and on televised racing shows.
But at the core, he’s a serious racer, and that side of him showed on Thursday as he failed to earn […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Waltrip Spends Day On Roller Coaster
Duel Notes: Rave Reviews
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – There weren’t many wrecks in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels, but they still were considered exciting races by most of those who really watched it.
From the top of a transporter in the garage area, it was readily apparent that once the tires became worn, drivers were really struggling […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Duel Notes: Rave Reviews
McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Michael McDowell became an instant classic on Youtube following his vicious wreck during Sprint Cup qualifying in April 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway.

On Thursday, the Phoenix native took a major step toward shedding the label of a driver best-known for a horrifying, barrel-roll crash.
He drove an unsponsored […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off on McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Wow! Give these guys a little extra horsepower and look what you get:
Victories by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne by margins totaling 0.019-seconds in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels.
And the battles for the transfer spots – the two Daytona 500 starting positions up for grabs in each of the 150-mile qualifying races – […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
Stock Car Racing A Three-Letter Word For Danica
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – As the stock car learning process continues for Danica Patrick, the one word that keeps popping out of her mouth is “fun.’’
“I’m still having fun now,’’ Patrick said Thursday during a press conference in a packed Daytona International Speedway infield media center. “I’m still enjoying it […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 14:54 | One Comment
NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the white flag under NASCAR’s green-white-checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the white flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 12:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
The Snake Is Missing and Missed At Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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First-round qualifications for the golden anniversary of the NHRA’s Winternationals are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon, albeit with a huge void in the staging lanes at Pomona, Calif.
Legendary owner/driver Don “The Snake”  Prudhomme announced in early January he was parking his Top Fuel team and retiring after failing to land a […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 10:54 | One Comment
Minter: Contrariness In The Air
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – I’m not sure why I arrived at the track in a contrary mood this morning. I woke up on the right side of the fold-away bed in the Homewood Suites. I had a nice breakfast and a pleasant drive into the track.
But as the teams are outside the media center preparing […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 10:12 | 3 Comments
Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. –  NASCAR is doing its best to spice up things this season, with new rules, or lack thereof, on aggressive driving and bump drafting. And now there’s a good chance that there will be more than one try at a green-white-checkered-flag finish if the situation warrants.
But will […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
Hamlin Says See Him In September
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Many of the same media members who picked Carl Edwards as the top challenger to Jimmie Johnson last year are picking Denny Hamlin as the most likely to dethrone this year.
Although the pre-season picks don’t mean much, especially considering Edwards was never a championship threat last year and didn’t even win […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:32 | One Comment