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Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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Harvick Now Comfortable With His Black Past
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Several years back, when I had a racing job that included a salary and benefits package, I drove up to Kernersville, N.C., to do a story about Kevin Harvick and his Kevin Harvick Inc. operation.
The story line I intended to pursue was how he, in many ways, was quite similar […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Harvick Now Comfortable With His Black Past
Pedley: Conspiracy Talk Again Shadowing Junior
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
I was kind of glad – and kind of surprised – when I turned into that late-afternoon ESPN discussion show which features two newspaper columnists who are much better at dropping names than doping
out anything NASCAR.
The crawl on the side of the screen which tells viewers what is coming up […]

Thu, 02/17/11 – 6:00 | 19 Comments
Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 16th: Pole-sitter Earnhardt Jr. crashes in practice; New plates mandated; Bill Elliott’s son signs with Hendrick.
A big wreck occurred involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. during Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Both cars were damaged beyond repair. Earnhardt’s car was the one which qualified for the […]

Wed, 02/16/11 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Daytona 500 Pole-Sitter Earnhardt Jr. Crashes
Woody: New System Has Good Points And Glitches
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NASCAR’s new championship system is set to launch, and since every other life form in the known Solar System has waded in on it, here’s my take:
It’s essentially the same as the old system(s). Drivers are awarded a certain number of points based on their order of finish. That means that the driver who consistently […]

Wed, 02/16/11 – 14:00 | 3 Comments
Harris: What Mood Would The ‘Big E’ Be In Today?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
A lot of people are reflecting this week on the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death  and what the tragic last-lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500 has meant to the stock car sport.
As I pondered that question this week,  I also found myself wondering what The Intimidator might think […]

Wed, 02/16/11 – 7:30 | One Comment
Doug Yates: New Changes To Engines Are A Big Deal
NASCAR has mandated two changes to the cars during Speedweeks.  On Saturday, the sanctioning body requested teams disconnect air hoses to the radiator and air cooler.  On Sunday, Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition, said that teams will be required to have a maximum size of 2.5 inches tall by 20 inches wide on the front grille opening and […]

Mon, 02/14/11 – 14:26 | One Comment
Ingram: Waltrip’s Book And Earnhardt Jr.’s Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I’m one of those happy to see Dale Earhardt Jr. on the pole for the Daytona 500. In the coming week, it will be good for the sport of stock car racing, good for the Earnhardt family and good for the driver himself. I’m also […]

Mon, 02/14/11 – 8:22 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Wins Pole For The Daytona 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Earnhardt family’s heroic/tragic relationship with Daytona International Speedway intensified Sunday when Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted a speed of 186.089 mph Sunday afternoon to win the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The pole was the first for Earnhardt Jr. in the Sprint Cup Series’ marquee event. But it was the […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 15:54 | One Comment
Minter: What In The Heck Was That At Daytona Saturday Night?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
After a few hours to sort out and think through the events of Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, I think I prefer potholes.
Unlike those I’ve read who thought the Budweiser Shootout was a great race, I find myself looking forward to Bristol or Martinsville, or even to the Saturday […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 9:40 | 14 Comments
Steve Kinser Wins At Volusia
This weekend at Volusia Speedway Park, Steve Kinser has been both lucky and good. A night after he dominated the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, Steve Kinser was back in victory lane on Saturday.
But to get there, “The King” needed some help in the form […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Steve Kinser Wins At Volusia