Thu, 11/02/16 – 15:26 | No Comment

Tony Pedregon says his move from NHRA Funny Car owner/driver to FOX Sports color analyst has been all about timing, and a guy named Jeff.
“My biggest problem is I decided to get out of the seat and Jeff Gordon did the same thing,” Pedregon joked during a recent interview. “So, many of you didn’t hear […]

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Woody: The 500 Signaled A Number Of Gains
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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According to Mr. Nielsen, the TV ratings for last Sunday’s Daytona 500 were down 16 percent, the lowest recorded in 19 years.
At the same time Mr. Nielsen reported that over 3 million more viewers turned into the race, a 14 percent gain over last year’s race.
Ratings were down while viewership was […]

Wed, 02/17/10 – 7:31 | One Comment
Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars
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Gil de Ferran, one the IndyCar Series’ most popular and successful drivers, will return to the sport this year as a co-owner of the Luczo-Dragon Racing team.
He will merge his de Ferran Motorsports team, which has competed the last two season in the American Le Mans Series, with the Luczo team, which has been competing […]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 17:05 | Comments Off on Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars
Wilkerson Cool With Being Test Mule
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Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson spent part of his offseason testing the National Hot Rod Association’s spec engine, a session that admittedly proved more miss-than-hit.
Wilkerson’s January test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz., was a followup to a similar session conducted by two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Cruz Pedregon at The Strip at Las Vegas […]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 9:05 | Comments Off on Wilkerson Cool With Being Test Mule
Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s the most significant rule change in NASCAR history.
It will alter outcomes, it will assure last-lap drama and toe-curling excitement.
It will change racing forever.
It’s the new three green-white-checkered rule that NASCAR slipped into the rule book last week at Daytona almost at the last second.
After RacinToday first reported the change at […]

Tue, 02/16/10 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Woody: New Rule Will Revitalize NASCAR
500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Fans will likely remember Sunday’s Daytona 500 as “The Pothole Race.’’ But Jamie McMurray and car owner Chip Ganassi won’t be thinking about holes in the track when they reflect on the big day.
“Jamie showed me a text from (2009 winner) Matt Kenseth where he said, […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 18:36 | Comments Off on 500 Victory Takes Ganassi Another Step Higher
Another of Mittler’s Boys Wins Big
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When Mike Mittler awoke this morning and picked up his phone, there was a text message waiting. It was sent at 4:38 a.m. Central Time. It was from Jamie McMurray. Mittler said that, as much as anything that has been spoken or written about McMurray, says it all about the kind of person McMurray really […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 15:16 | One Comment
Ingram: Faster Is Better At Daytona 500
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just when it appeared NASCAR had patched up the Sprint Cup’s appeal, a patch was needed in Turn 2 to repair the asphalt prior to the finish of the Daytona 500. Oh well. After a splendid finish won by the rejuvenated Jamie McMurray, including the new […]

Mon, 02/15/10 – 8:48 | One Comment
Drivers, Fans Didn’t Dig Pothole
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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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
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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
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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