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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid […]

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Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Forty years ago when my sports editor told me to go to Daytona and cover the race, my reaction was, “Go where and do what?”
I had absolutely no interest in spending a week with a bunch of sun-burned beach Bubbas.
Then I glanced out the widow of my Nashville newspaper office, saw […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day
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Baytown, Texas – Fans planning to attend the 23rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park in April are being offered a convenient purchasing option.
The newly announced 50/50 Payment Plan option allows consumers to buy tickets for the event, which runs from April 9-11, right now while deferring half the cost until March. […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Houston Raceway Park Offers NHRA Payment Plan
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway will play host to its first Daytona 500 Public Watching Party on Sunday, as the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins its 10-month trek.
TMS president Eddie Gossage and the racetrack’s staff plan to play host to more than 500 NASCAR fans from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 8:33 | Comments Off on TMS to Host Daytona 500 Watch Party
Woody: Surprise! Danica Can Drive
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Have you heard the news? Danica Patrick knows how to drive.
And this just in: Danica also can draw a crowd.
Judging from the reaction of some of the TV commentators and sports columnists during/following Patrick’s stock car debut Saturday at Daytona, some folks didn’t realize she had either potential.
After Patrick finished 6th in the ARCA 200 […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
‘The Big Go-West’ Produced Big Memories
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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This was a time of cross-country road-trips, greasy spoon diners and “pit stops” wherever along America’s two-lane blacktop nature called.
Their wide-eyed to bleary-eyed adventures from Florida, Texas and Indiana transported Don Garlits, Kenny Bernstein and Bob Glidden, respectively, to the home of the National Hot Rod Association and the endless […]

Tue, 02/9/10 – 7:39 | 2 Comments
Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race
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Danica Patrick will make her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
Patrick, Earnhardt, and team officials convened Sunday following the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) event at Daytona, in which Patrick raced to a sixth-place finish in […]

Mon, 02/8/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race
Ingram: Legacy Teams Find Blue Sky
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – A big, round slice of blue sky at the top of the ramp was a welcome sight to those who came into the infield at Daytona through the Turn 4 tunnel on the first day of stock car competition last weekend – […]

Mon, 02/8/10 – 8:12 | One Comment
Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
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It’s the day which the NFL holds its annual Daytona 500 of football games – the Super Bowl.
Here are some driver picks for this afternoon’s game, which is the second biggest sports event in February:
Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
“I think the Saints are going to beat the Colts. They […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 11:21 | Comments Off on Drivers Size Up Super Bowl
Pedley: Did Patrick Make the Grade?
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It’s report card day for Danica Patrick.
She has put in her first weekend of stock car racing, the smoke (literal and figurative) has cleared and it’s time to send her home to her people with the news. And here is the news:
Punctuality. A+. She showed up for all her meetings with the public, media and […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 10:52 | 16 Comments
Schatz Wins Outlaws Opener
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Donny Schatz began the 2010 season the way he ended up the 2009 season; on top.
On Saturday night, the 2009 World of Outlaws champion won the season-opening 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio at Volusia Speedway Park.
Schatz lined up third in the Armor All J&J and quickly moved into second and […]

Sun, 02/7/10 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Schatz Wins Outlaws Opener