Mon, 19/02/18 – 9:29 | No Comment

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Ingram: Rolex Rain Did Not Intimidate Earnhardt Sr.
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
There will be a lot written about Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s last Daytona 500 in the coming weeks and not much about his first Daytona 24-hour. Because it was the last time I had a conversation with Earnhardt Sr., the Rolex 24 is the race […]

Mon, 01/24/11 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
Hood: Ten 500s Which Will Never Be Forgotten
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
The last time Daytona International Speedway was paved the year was 1978 and NASCAR was considered a regional sport at best. A few months later, the fresh coat of asphalt helped produce a memorable Daytona 500 that thrust NASCAR into the national spotlight.
After a series of potholes developed during last year’s Great American […]

Sun, 01/23/11 – 9:11 | 3 Comments
Vickers Fulfills His Promise To Return To Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
On Thursday, when asked to describe how he felt when a doctor told him that it was doubtful that he would ever drive a race car again, Brian Vickers turned to one of the classics of the American cinema for his answer:
“Kind of like, ‘so you’re telling me there’s a […]

Sat, 01/22/11 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Vickers Fulfills His Promise To Return To Racing
Helton Chats Points, Double Dips
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR officials indicated Friday that there will be some tweaking of the rules for the 2011 season, but they didn’t offer many details that weren’t already widely known.
NASCAR president Mike Helton confirmed what drivers have already said about being able to compete in just one national […]

Fri, 01/21/11 – 13:57 | One Comment
Elliott’s New Number Has A Long Family History
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – For long-time NASCAR fans, the idea of seeing Bill Elliott in anything other than a No. 9 Ford or Mercury just doesn’t seem right. But as Elliott begins the season in James
Finch’s No. 09 Chevrolet, some things aren’t really new at all.
For starters, Elliott has driven […]

Fri, 01/21/11 – 7:55 | 7 Comments
Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The NASCAR racing boys got back to work on Thursday, in the garage, on the race track and in the media center at Daytona International Speedway.
The morning was devoted to single-car runs, while the early part of the afternoon session saw drivers running in two-car packs, […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NHRA officials will ramp-up their crackdown on oildowns during the 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, including implementation of “strict penalties” for all classes competing at national events.
In an effort to improve the quality of show for fans, and its cable television partner, the sanctioning body has outlined a […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
Pedley: Change Is Inevitable; In Cup, It’s Constant
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
So one day this week we will reportedly all get the news that NASCAR officials have changed the system by which they award championship points after races. Like the idea or hate it, fans will
have to deal with it.
But perhaps a bigger issue in the long run is that another […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 10:30 | 7 Comments
Three Day Test Begins At DIS

The engines of the Sprint Cup cars will fire for the first time in 2011 when  a three-day test gets under way at Daytona International Speedway today. Most of the top drivers will be participating.

The test – scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 22 – runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Three Day Test Begins At DIS
Historic Nashville Track Gets Stay of Execution
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, a 53-year-old track where many of NASCAR’s giants competed over the decades, has avoided the wrecking ball – at least temporarily.
Metro Council on Tuesday voted to hold off on demolishing the track as part of a “redevelopment” of the 114-acre city-owned property.
The vote was a major setback […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 16:31 | One Comment