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INDIANAPOLIS – Helio Castroneves would like nothing more than to join A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.
That would be special any time, but even more so if he accomplishes the feat on Sunday in the 100th running of the race and the 50th anniversary for […]

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McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Michael McDowell became an instant classic on Youtube following his vicious wreck during Sprint Cup qualifying in April 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway.

On Thursday, the Phoenix native took a major step toward shedding the label of a driver best-known for a horrifying, barrel-roll crash.
He drove an unsponsored […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off on McDowell Has A New Highlight Reel
Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Wow! Give these guys a little extra horsepower and look what you get:
Victories by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne by margins totaling 0.019-seconds in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels.
And the battles for the transfer spots – the two Daytona 500 starting positions up for grabs in each of the 150-mile qualifying races – […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 15:26 | Comments Off on Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
Stock Car Racing A Three-Letter Word For Danica
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – As the stock car learning process continues for Danica Patrick, the one word that keeps popping out of her mouth is “fun.’’
“I’m still having fun now,’’ Patrick said Thursday during a press conference in a packed Daytona International Speedway infield media center. “I’m still enjoying it […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 14:54 | One Comment
NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the white flag under NASCAR’s green-white-checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the white flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 12:24 | Comments Off on NASCAR Adjusts GWC Rule
The Snake Is Missing and Missed At Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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First-round qualifications for the golden anniversary of the NHRA’s Winternationals are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon, albeit with a huge void in the staging lanes at Pomona, Calif.
Legendary owner/driver Don “The Snake”  Prudhomme announced in early January he was parking his Top Fuel team and retiring after failing to land a […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 10:54 | One Comment
Minter: Contrariness In The Air
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – I’m not sure why I arrived at the track in a contrary mood this morning. I woke up on the right side of the fold-away bed in the Homewood Suites. I had a nice breakfast and a pleasant drive into the track.
But as the teams are outside the media center preparing […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 10:12 | 3 Comments
Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. –  NASCAR is doing its best to spice up things this season, with new rules, or lack thereof, on aggressive driving and bump drafting. And now there’s a good chance that there will be more than one try at a green-white-checkered-flag finish if the situation warrants.
But will […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Minter: Will The New Rules Affect The Duels?
Hamlin Says See Him In September
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Many of the same media members who picked Carl Edwards as the top challenger to Jimmie Johnson last year are picking Denny Hamlin as the most likely to dethrone this year.
Although the pre-season picks don’t mean much, especially considering Edwards was never a championship threat last year and didn’t even win […]

Thu, 02/11/10 – 7:32 | One Comment
Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The stock car education of Danica Patrick reached a new level Wednesday in the first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice of the 2010 season.
It didn’t take Patrick long to figure out the difference between the ARCA car she raced to an impressive sixth-place finish last Saturday at […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona
Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway this morning, running a bit late due to traffic in Jacksonville, I drove right by the first tunnel to the infield.
I’d rather lose a few minutes than break a decades-long tradition of driving into the track through the old, narrow corrugated-metal tunnel in Turn 4.
Just seeing […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Minter: Older’s Better For Jr. And Me