Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Danica’s NASCAR Education Begins In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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
Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Gentlemen, start your wrecking.
Practice for the Gatorade Duel 150s began Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway and, suddenly, it was a free-for-all on the 2.5-mile oval.
Before it was all over, six drivers, including four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, had to roll backup cars off […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Metal Storm Warning: A Wild Day In Daytona
NASCAR May Allow Multiple GWC Restarts
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
and Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR officials have confirmed that they may change rules on green-white-checkered finishes and make the changes in time for Thursday’s twin Gatorade 150-mile qualifying races.
The change would allow multiple restart attempts prior to the white flag lap.
The changes, first reported by RacinToday Wednesday […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 10:50 | One Comment
TRG, RCR To Hook Up
TRG Motorsports on Wednesday announced a strategic alliance with Richard Childress Racing for its 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup program.
Under the agreement, RCR will provide cars, chassis repairs and testing resources for TRG’s Sprint Cup Series operations. Also, TRG will team with Stewart-Haas Racing for Pit Crew support to coordinate faster pit stops.
“All of these […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 10:29 | Comments Off on TRG, RCR To Hook Up
Ashley Has Some Advice For Danica
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All eyes will be on Danica Patrick again today, when the open-wheel star is scheduled to turn her first NASCAR Nationwide Series practice laps at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick’s stock car learning curve on the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS trioval is being accelerated following a successful, sixth-place finish in Saturday’s ARCA season-opener. Today’s Nationwide practice will be […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 9:54 | One Comment
Fear Drives The Sarge Onward
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Tony Schumacher concedes that his unprecedented run as NHRA Top Fuel champion now has become all about the losing.
“You know, the losing – I’m afraid to lose right now.  It’s crazy,” said Schumacher, a seven-time champion in drag racing’s premier professional class. “We’ve won six in a row.  And guess what?  It’s going to end […]

Wed, 02/10/10 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Fear Drives The Sarge Onward
Woody: Daytona Day Dreamin’ On A Winter’s Day
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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
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

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