Mon, 15/01/18 – 21:07 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, […]

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An Earnhardt And No. 3 Back in Victory Lane
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Aboard a car carrying the number made famous by his father, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the Nationwide Series event at Daytona on Friday brought back emotional memories – and might help resurrect his career after a prolonged slump.
“I do think this helps us, because the new […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 21:20 | One Comment
Daytona Notes: More Fixes At DIS
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The famous pothole area in Turn 2 at Daytona International Speedway has reared its ugly head.
Following a day of practice at the 2.5-mile speedway on Thursday, track maintenance workers repaired an area measuring one-foot tall by 4 ½ feet long.
Five months after the track came apart […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 18:23 | One Comment
Cup Qualifying Canceled
Qualifying for Saturday evening’s Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race was canceled because of persistent rain at Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
The starting lineup was set using owner points. That puts Kevin Harvick on the pole for the season’s second race at Daytona. Following in the top five will be Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Cup Qualifying Canceled
Keselowski Leads Dodge Parade

Brad Keselowski won his fourth Nationwide Series pole of the season Friday afternoon when he laid down the fastest qualifying lap for Friday evening’s Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Keselowski, the series points leader and a three-time race winner this season, turned a lap at 183.031 mph in his Penske Racing Dodge Challenger.
Second fastest […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 14:32 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Dodge Parade
France Talks Of Schedule And Chase Changes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Based on the sagging attendance NASCAR has experienced this season, it was only fitting that the organization’s CEO, Brian France, fielded questions Friday morning from a sparse gathering in the Daytona International Speedway media center about the state of the sport.
A variety of questions directed to […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 13:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Hamilton’s Life Was A Hollywood Story
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last week was the 20th anniversary of the “Days of Thunder” movie, and it brought back a lot of memories.
Not only was it a big deal for the sport because of all the attention and exposure that it brought to NASCAR with its cast of such stars as Tom Cruise, […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Woody: Hamilton’s Life Was A Hollywood Story
It was a battle of World of Outlaws legends as Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser battled down to the wire on Thursday night at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.C., with Swindell coming out on top to earn his second World of Outlaws win of the season.
Swindell took the lead from Lucas Wolfe on the 30th […]

Fri, 07/2/10 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Swindell Edges Kinser At Huset’s
2011 Hall Class Unveiled

The names of the 25 candidates for the 2011 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame were released Thursday and it included many of the 25 drivers nominated for the inaugural class – minus, of course the five who eventually were elected to the Hall.
The 25 names will be voted upon by the Hall’s election […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 19:51 | Comments Off on 2011 Hall Class Unveiled
Ingram: More Ponies (And Money?) For Nationwide
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla.–- The new racing Mustang sallies forth along with the Challenger from Dodge in Friday’s Nationwide Series race at the France family’s Speedway by the Sea. Will the new cars become a sea change for NASCAR?
What you see is what you get with this new generation of cars, because […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 14:59 | 4 Comments
Minter: Leonard Wood Fueled Success
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Several years back, I was standing in the back of Kyle Petty’s hauler, enjoying one of those rare moments in NASCAR reporting when even the lamest question brings a treasure trove of good quotes.
It happens all the time with Petty, and his father the King. That’s not always the case […]

Thu, 07/1/10 – 8:28 | 3 Comments