Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

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 Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Robin Braig, president of Daytona International Speedway, has no immediate explanation for the pothole on the track that caused two long interruptions of Sunday’s Daytona 500.
“As we do for every event, we inspected the track this morning and there were no concerns,’’ Braig said in a […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
McMurray Plates Up A Winner In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The finish of the race that seemed to take forever was worth the wait.
Jamie McMurray, NASCAR’s newest restrictor plate ace, held off Greg Biffle to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 in the second overtime period while comeback-minded Dale Earnhardt thrilled the crowd by charging from 10th to […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:31 | One Comment
Force Is A Force Again

On a weekend in which NHRA paid tribute to its rich history during the 50th running of the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, NHRA legend John Force turned back the clock himself by winning for the first time in a year-and-a-half.
The other winners at the season-opening event in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:17 | Comments Off on Force Is A Force Again
Junior Gives Crowd A Thrill
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. discovered some of his old plate racing magic Sunday in the Daytona 500.
The crowd favorite charged from 10th to second place on the final lap of the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup race – it was probably the most important runner-up finish of his career.
Earnhardt, the son of a […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:01 | 8 Comments
There’s Artwork To Racing Cup Cars
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Daytona Speedweeks is my favorite part of every NASCAR season. The cars are on the track for the first time in race trim, all the changes that have been speculated upon and talked about for the previous six months are finally official and every team has a sense that this […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
Harris: The Talk of Speedweeks
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Sometimes it’s amazing what comes out of the mouths of race drivers and crew chiefs. Here are a few of the gems from this week at Daytona International Speedway:
“I wouldn’t be surprised that we will have more than one green-white-checkers (flag). Honestly. People are racing really […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Harris: The Talk of Speedweeks
Flag to Flag: Daytona
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Watching the Daytona 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to chat with him live as he blogs the action Flag to Flag from Daytona!

Sun, 02/14/10 – 10:02 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
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Ford Motor Co. marked its official return to drag racing’s famed “Factory Hot Rod” wars Saturday, when veteran competitor Larry Morgan qualified a 2010 Mustang for the 50th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
Morgan covered the Auto Club Raceway quarter-mile in 6.645-seconds and 207.88 mph to earn the 15th spot on the 16-car […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
Race Day: Trust To Be Put To The Test In The 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It is virtually impossible to win the Daytona 500 without on-track help. Not American Auto Club-type help. Drafting help. Bumping help.
This afternoon, every driver on the track will be looking to hook up with somebody they can “trust”. Every team will attempt to cut “deals” with other teams.
Some drivers have […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Race Day: Trust To Be Put To The Test In The 500
Cory Mac Back At The Top

Cory McClenathan returned to the top of the speed charts at the Kragen O’Reilly Winternationals on Saturday while Robert Hight and Mike Edwards stayed there.
McClenathan, who led Top Fuel after Thursday’s first round of qualifying, clocked a 3.787-second run on Saturday. McClenathan’s 320.05-mph speed matched his previous best here.
“We saw the air getting better […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 22:49 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Back At The Top