Sun, 30/08/15 – 12:48 | No Comment

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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Woody: Surprise! Danica Can Drive
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Have you heard the news? Danica Patrick knows how to drive.
And this just in: Danica also can draw a crowd.
Judging from the reaction of some of the TV commentators and sports columnists during/following Patrick’s stock car debut Saturday at Daytona, some folks didn’t realize she had either potential.
After Patrick finished 6th in the ARCA 200 […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
‘The Big Go-West’ Produced Big Memories
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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This was a time of cross-country road-trips, greasy spoon diners and “pit stops” wherever along America’s two-lane blacktop nature called.
Their wide-eyed to bleary-eyed adventures from Florida, Texas and Indiana transported Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein and Bob Glidden, respectively, to the home of the National Hot Rod Association and the endless […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 7:39 | 2 Comments
Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race
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Danica Patrick will make her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
Patrick, Earnhardt, and team officials convened Sunday following the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) event at Daytona, in which Patrick raced to a sixth-place finish in […]

Mon, 02/8/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race
Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – A big, round slice of blue sky at the top of the ramp was a welcome sight to those who came into the infield at Daytona through the Turn 4 tunnel on the first day of stock car competition last weekend – […]

Mon, 02/8/10 – 8:12 | One Comment
Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
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It’s the day which the NFL holds its annual Daytona 500 of football games – the Super Bowl.
Here are some driver picks for this afternoon’s game, which is the second biggest sports event in February:
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
“I think the Saints are going to beat the Colts. They […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 11:21 | Comments Off on Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
Pedley: Did Patrick Make the Grade?
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It’s report card day for Danica Patrick.
She has put in her first weekend of stock car racing, the smoke (literal and figurative) has cleared and it’s time to send her home to her people with the news. And here is the news:
Punctuality. A+. She showed up for all her meetings with the public, media and […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 10:52 | 16 Comments
Schatz Wins Outlaws Opener
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Donny Schatz began the 2010 season the way he ended up the 2009 season; on top.
On Saturday night, the 2009 World of Outlaws champion won the season-opening 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park.
Schatz lined up third in the Armor All J&J and quickly moved into second and […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Schatz Wins Outlaws Opener
Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first in his Richard Childress Racing Chevy, but a faster, braver NASCAR appeared to be the winner in the season-opening Budweiser Shootout.
An off-season decision by NASCAR officials to turn NASCAR racing back into a contact sport and a larger carburetor […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 0:13 | Comments Off on Shootout Hints At Exciting Days Ahead
Harvick Wins Shootout
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Kevin Harvick won the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night to make it two in a row in the annual all-star event which kicks off Speedweeks.
His victory came as a result of passing for the lead just prior to a wreck that ended the race less than a lap into a green-white-checkered restart.
The […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 22:14 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Shootout
Flag to Flag: Bud Shootout
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Watching the Budweiser Shootout?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Daytona.

Sat, 02/6/10 – 19:09 | 40 Comments