Fri, 26/06/15 – 16:16 | No Comment

The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

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Harris: Tour Tests Truth, Patience
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Every year about this time, I start to get antsy.
I haven’t been to a race since November and I haven’t seen most of my racing friends and colleages since the Sprint Cup awards dinner in early December.
Worse, since most offseason testing has been banned since 2009, the hot stove league that kept the winter days warm […]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 13:57 | One Comment
Kevin Swindell Wins Chili Bowl
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Kevin Swindell won Saturday’s 50-lap Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals main event at the QuikTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Swindell led the final 26 laps and at 20 years old, became the youngest winner in Chili Bowl history.
He is the son of five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell.
Darren Hagen started from the pole. Cory Kruseman spent […]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Thunder Notes: Harvick Won’t Commit To Future
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick, whose driving contract with Richard Childress Racing ends at the conclusion of the 2010 season, shed absolutely no light on his future plans during the media portion of his appearance at Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m not getting in the middle of it,” […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 21:33 | One Comment
Peers Say It’s Junior Time
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR’s “Junior Nation” can take heart in some of the comments coming out of the Preseason Thunder media sessions at Daytona International Speedway.
The general thinking among Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s fellow drivers is that his sagging fortunes are headed for a turn-around.
Earnhardt finished 25th in points last year with two top-five and […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 15:00 | 6 Comments
Palin Books Daytona Date
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By Rick Minter
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig saiid Saturday that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has requested credentials for the Daytona 500.
Braig said he ran the request by the France family, which controls the speedway and NASCAR, and got the go-ahead to host Palin, who will be in Daytona […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 14:32 | 7 Comments
Martin Considers Himself A Strong(er) Contender
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Midway through the first flush of the fan and media appearances that signal the start of another Sprint Cup season, there seems to be one small group that isn’t quite ready to concede a fifth straight championship to Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team.
That group […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 12:41 | One Comment
KBM Unveils Crew Chiefs
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Kyle Busch Motorsports officials announced that NASCAR veterans Eric Phillips and Dan Stillman will serve as crew chiefs for KBM’s two entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Phillips will head up the No. 18 Toyota Tundra, which will be driven by team owner Kyle Busch and Brian Ickler. Busch will pilot the No. 18 […]

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Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas – Sprint Cup racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009 produced two significant talking points:
Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 in April, ending a maddening streak that had seen the four-time series champion go 0-for-16 (with two last-place finishes) dating to the track’s debut in 1997. And an early-race crash involving points-leader […]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 8:14 | One Comment
Drivers Say It’s A Good Idea To Clip The Wings
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – With NASCAR having informed race teams that a test would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 23 and 24 to test a rear spoiler in place of the current wing, drivers at a Daytona International Speedway media event on Friday weighed in on the […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 20:03 | 3 Comments
Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – If you think a race track is just another piece of real estate that can be molded into whatever the current market demands, you don’t understand them like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart do.
For Stewart, there are few places on earth as hallowed and sacred as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In […]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:40 | Comments Off on Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers