Sun, 16/10/16 – 19:42 | No Comment

ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown got fitted for a black cowboy hat Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, and it may as well pass for another Top Fuel crown.
Brown trailered nearest point rival Doug Kalitta during the second round of eliminations before dispatching Texan Steve Torrence in the final to win the 31st edition of the […]

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Gil de Ferran Returns to Indycars
| Managing Editor

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
| Senior Writer

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
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
| Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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
| Senior Writer

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
| Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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
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
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

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
Junior Gives Crowd A Thrill
| Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. discovered some of his old plate racing magic Sunday in the Daytona 500.
The crowd favorite charged from 10th to second place on the final lap of the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup race – it was probably the most important runner-up finish of his career.
Earnhardt, the son of a […]

Sun, 02/14/10 – 22:01 | 8 Comments