Thu, 24/05/18 – 16:22 | No Comment

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

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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
Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Mike Neff’s return to the cockpit of an NHRA Funny Car in 2011 promises to keep his mind working 24/7.
Neff – who helped tune team-owner John Force to his record 15th Funny Car world championship last season – has replaced mother-to-be Ashley Force Hood as driver of the Castrol GTX […]

Sun, 02/13/11 – 8:17 | One Comment
Late Move Helps Kurt Busch Win Bud Shootout
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Saturday night’s 75-lap Budweiser Shootout ended in a push.
The push, which came from drafting partner Jamie McMurray, enabled Kurt Busch to put a move on race-leader Ryan Newman in the final couple of hundred yards and win the the 24-car, non-points-paying Shootout at Daytona International Speedway by a matter of […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 22:16 | Comments Off on Late Move Helps Kurt Busch Win Bud Shootout
Memo: Things Could Get Real Ugly in NASCAR Garages
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Let’s see what’s in the old Saturday Memo today:
NASCAR has set itself up for an environmental disaster of major proportions this coming season. It is a disaster the effects of which, I predict, will range from nightmares to temporary blindness.
It is the off-season decree by series officials that fans, and especially media, will be allowed […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 14:48 | One Comment