Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario […]

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Minter: A Last Look Back At The 2010 500
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations from Daytona before moving on to the rest of the NASCAR season:
It was good to see some mention of one of the real culprits in the great pothole controversy. Down at the bottom of a release from Daytona International Speedway on the pothole situation was a sentence […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 9:21 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Auto Club 500
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Auto Club 500
Auto Club Speedway
Sunday February 21, 3PM ET, FOX
What we learned at Daytona: I promise not to mention the p-word anywhere in this column… Well, we really didn’t learn too much given that it’s a restrictor plate track, but I do think that the Richard Petty Motorsports cars are going to be better than […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:35 | One Comment
Pedley: Danica Earning Her Respect
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I don’t know Danica Patrick very well at all. I’ve interviewed her a couple of times and have been in on a dozen, maybe 20, group interviews with her. I have interviewed friends and family, been to her hometown in Illinois to poke around and have read a lot about her.
But know her? Very few […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 8:29 | One Comment
Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Pothole, Schmothole, it’s time to put the Daytona 500 behind us.
With the exception of Daytona winner Jamie McMurray, all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers did that Monday.
Now it’s time to start the real Cup season.
Don’t get me wrong. Daytona is a very important event. It’s called NASCAR’s Super Bowl […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Harris: Good-Bye Fantasy Land, Hello LaLa Land
NHRA Makes Tech Announcements
The NHRA’s technical department made two announcements today effective at this weekend’s Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, Ariz.
The NHRA has temporarily suspended mandatory use of the Electrimotion Shutoff Receiver while NHRA works with the manufacturer to meet driver requests.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams, after the just concluded Pomona event, raised certain concerns about the automatic […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on NHRA Makes Tech Announcements

Indianapolis –  An exciting VIP experience to the 2010 Brickyard 400 is the highlight among items added recently to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions to raise funds for American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
All proceeds from the eBay auctions of racing memorabilia, which began Jan. 15, are being donated to Red Cross relief […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on VIP Experience Up for Auction To Benefit Haiti
Daytona Begins Fixing Track
Daytona International Speedway has begun installing reinforced concrete in Turn 2 today, Track President Robin Braig announced in a statement to the media on Thursday.
The announcement comes four days after the opening of a pothole in the area forced two long red-flag interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
The statement read: Following a comprehensive review of Turn […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Daytona Begins Fixing Track
KV Racing Technology announced today that Takuma Sato will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
“We are very excited to have been able to put this deal together with Takuma and his group,” said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser.  “I can’t wait to see what I know will be a extremely fast […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 8:21 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Dixon Reacts To DNQ
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Larry Dixon’s DNQ in his debut for Al-Anabi Racing last February arguably cost him the 2009 NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
A two-time champion, Dixon fell two points short of Tony Schumacher at the conclusion of the six-race Countdown to 1. Dixon began erasing those memories Sunday, when he knocked off Schumacher in the semifinals en […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 7:38 | One Comment
Woody: Pothole Whiners Should Put A Plug In It
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
We saw one of the most dramatic Daytona 500s in history last Sunday.
Close racing. A flurry of lead changes. Big pileups. A dramatic late rally by Dale Jr. An emotion-charged victory by charismatic young racer Jamie McMurray. A dramatic finish made possible by a radical new multiple-restart rule that will revolutionize […]

Thu, 02/18/10 – 7:04 | 11 Comments