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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Peters Edges Bodine For Truck Win
Timothy Peters slipped past Todd Bodine and into the lead on the final lap of Saturday night’s rain-delayed Camping World Trucks Series race at Daytona International Speedway and got the victory.
The pass, which came when Bodine attempted to put a block on Peters in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, deprived Bodine of a shot to […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 21:49 | Comments Off on Peters Edges Bodine For Truck Win
Viso To Test With KVRT
KV Racing Technology and E. J. Viso announced Saturday that it will conduct a test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on Monday, February 15.
“E. J. is an outstanding driver,” said KVRT General Manager Mark Johnson. “We have been in discussions with him for several weeks about possibly joining KV Racing Technology for […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Viso To Test With KVRT
Stewart Following The Path Of Earnhardt Sr.
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Shades of the late, great Dale Earnhardt.
Tony Stewart knows how to win everything at Daytona International Speedway except the big one – the Daytona 500.
Smoke did it again Saturday, holding off fellow Sprint Cup stars Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick, along with Nationwide Series regular Justin […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 19:05 | Comments Off on Stewart Following The Path Of Earnhardt Sr.
Harris: Danica Learns Hard Lessons
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Patrick seems to have as many detractors as fans, and her NASCAR debut in Saturday’s Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race gave both plenty of fodder.
On the minus side, the diminutive IndyCar glamour girl quickly slid from her 15th-place starting position and eventually lost the lead draft. On her second pit […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 17:16 | One Comment
Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Antron Brown has learned to drive hard and travel light during his nomadic NHRA Top Fuel career, the residue of having raced for four team-owners over two seasons. But Brown believes his barnstorming days are over, as he settles in for his first full season with Don Schumacher Racing’s three-car […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 14:16 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Settling In At DSR
Minter: Money Decides Nationwide Field
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Qualifying procedures at Daytona International Speedway can be confusing for sure. The line-up for the Daytona 500 is set by a combination of qualifying results, the finishing order of the 150-mile qualifying races, car owner points and past champion provisionals. Even to many veteran observers, the line-up remains a mystery until […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 12:15 | 2 Comments
Langdon Cooking At Home
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Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – When it comes to speaking his mind, there are few NASCAR drivers more candid than Carl Edwards.
On a rainy Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Edwards met with the media twice and touched on a wide range of topics including Sunday’s Daytona 500, Ford’s new engine, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of the […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a rainy Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where the only laps turned on the track were by the jet-drying trucks and other assorted safety vehicles, I began to wonder what memories I would carry home from Speedweeks 2010.
Of course there will be high drama on […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR official Robin Pemberton’s ominous “Boys, have at it’’ announcement a few weeks ago gave media and race fans visions of flying race cars this week at Daytona.
With the well-publicized slump in TV ratings and visibly empty seats at most of its racetracks, NASCAR has come […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona