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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Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
| Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Juan Pablo Montoya said numerous times last season that his primary focus was qualifying for the Sprint Cup Chase and winning the championship.
Those goals will remain the same in 2010 for the popular driver from Colombia, who came under fire at times last year for points racing.
Montoya, who failed to win an event in 2009, […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
Edwards Savors Bud Draw
Carl Edwards had the lucky hand at Thursday night’s draw party and pulled the pole position for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout at historic Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s the first race of the season and it will be nice to be up front,” said Edwards, who drives the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford. “It’s been a while since […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Edwards Savors Bud Draw
ARCA Notes: Buescher Fast, Patrick Popular
The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards opened the on-track portion of Hershey’s Milk and Milkshakes Speedweeks 2010 with a practice session that lasted almost five hours on Thursday.
More than 50 teams used the on-track session to prepare for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, but IZOD INDYCar Series star Danica Patrick drew […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 19:01 | Comments Off on ARCA Notes: Buescher Fast, Patrick Popular
NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
Telecast times for the 2010 NASCAR season have been released, and as previously announced, the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule features earlier, consistent start times throughout the year.
Points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET, West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 16:21 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils TV Schedule
Keselowski Is Ready To Rumble In Cup
| Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – It’s no secret that NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski is rarely shy when it comes to using the front bumper.
The Michigan native’s aggressive nature was on display for all to see last season during his much-publicized on-track feud with Denny Hamlin.
So when NASCAR announced last month they are encouraging drivers […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 15:57 | Comments Off on Keselowski Is Ready To Rumble In Cup
Media Day: They’re Talking Racing
| Managing Editor

They won’t be racin’ until Saturday but on Thursday, they were talkin’. It’s Media Day at Daytona and that means the top drivers will be dispensing information – or not – from early in the morning until early in the evening. RacinToday will keep track of the top drivers’ top quotes and update them […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Media Day: They’re Talking Racing
Allan McNish will bid for a third career Le Mans 24 Hour race victory in June when he races an Audi, which will be bidding for a ninth triumph in the annual French sportscar endurance race.
Dumfries-born McNish will drive the latest diesel-engined Audi R15 TDI sports-prototype in the twice-around-the-clock encounter on 12-13 June. McNish, aged […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off on McNish To Lead Audi At Le Mans
Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The economy is bad, there’s no doubt, and it seems to be as hard on NASCAR as any other industry. But some things about a bad economy can bring about a breath of fresh air.
For instance, this year’s Raybestos Rookie of the Year battle in the […]

Thu, 02/4/10 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Minter: 2010 Rookie Crop Is Pretty Green
Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy
| Senior Writer

Love him or hate him, everyone who follows American open-wheel racing has an opinion about Tony George.
Now, with his sudden plunge from the top of the open-wheel world, the haters can rejoice and the supporters are left to wonder what happened, how did George go from the most powerful man in the open-wheel sport to […]

Wed, 02/3/10 – 14:17 | 2 Comments
Memo: Only Engines Should Whine In Daytona
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
Media Day for the Daytona 500 is just a couple of hours away. It will offer reporters their first chance to ask many of the scores of drivers who attend it their thoughts on the recent announcement by NASCAR that purses will be […]

Wed, 02/3/10 – 9:41 | One Comment