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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Flag to Flag: Bud Shootout
| Senior Writer

Watching the Budweiser Shootout?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here with him as he blogs all the action Flag to Flag at Daytona.

Sat, 02/6/10 – 19:09 | 40 Comments
Danica The Show-Stopper In Daytona
| Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Danica Mania arrived at Daytona during the ARCA 200. Although difficult to pinpoint the exact time of its arrival, it began aproximately on lap 53. That’s when stock car rookie Danica Patrick saved her Chevy after getting knocked into the tri-oval grass and began a comeback through the pack.
In a race […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 18:57 | 3 Comments
Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
| Managing Editor

Apparently Mark Martin’s wonderful 2009 story was not a fluke, apparently Dale Earnhardt’s Jr.’s horrible 2009 story was and apparently Hendrick Motorsports will again be the team to beat in Sprint Cup this season.
All of that being apparent, that is, if qualifying for the 2010 Daytona 500 means anything.
Martin, who turned 51 in last month, […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 15:49 | Comments Off on Ageless Martin Wins 500 Pole
A Few Words With: Danica

Danica Patrick was the star of an ARCA Racing Series press conference on Friday evening. Below are excerpts from her  Daytona International Speedway Media Center appearance:
Question: Talk about your car so far this weekend.
Patrick: The car’s pretty good. We started off the day yesterday with a long practice session which was nice. I probably won’t […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 9:32 | One Comment
Race Day: The Bud Shootout
| Managing Editor

To most of the racing world, the Budweiser Shootout is an all-star race. It’s a largely ceremonial event that kicks off the Sprint Cup season and pits the top drivers in the series against each other for a for-fun-only race that is more about pride than money.
But racing being a big business and NASCAR being […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 9:16 | 4 Comments
Woody: Predictions are out – Where’s Junior?
| Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I was flipping though a magazine the other day and came across a 2010 Sprint Cup pre-season driver ranking.
I looked for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
And looked.
And looked.
I finally found him, buried somewhere down around 20th.
Meanwhile his Hendrick teammates, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin all were ranked in the top 10, […]

Sat, 02/6/10 – 8:29 | 3 Comments
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
| Senior Writer

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway has received approval from NASCAR to move the start times of its two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season to be consistent with “Western Region” times.
The Samsung Mobile 500 on April 18 and the Lone Star 500 on Nov. 7 will now have 2 p.m., Central Time, […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 14:28 | Comments Off on TMS Granted Time Change
Danica Qualifies 12th Fastest
The starting field for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards race is set following Friday’s qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. Defending race winner James Buescher will lead off Saturday’s 43-car starting field after earning the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell with a 49.575 second/181.543 mph […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 14:22 | One Comment

Indianapolis – New Indianapolis 500 ticket customers can cash in on Danica Patrick’s participation in the ARCA Racing Series season opener Saturday, Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway.
It’s up to Danica how much they’ll cash in.
If popular IZOD IndyCar Series driver Patrick leads many laps, she’ll drive big Tower Terrace ticket price reductions for the […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 13:11 | Comments Off on Danica Can Determine Ticket Discount