Wed, 26/04/17 – 9:36 | One Comment

The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary drivers: they tend to be […]

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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
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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?
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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
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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
The wait for the 2010 World of Outlaws season opener is finally over as with top sprint car drivers  have converged on Volusia Speedway Park for the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by University of Northwestern Ohio.
Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana opened the sprint car portion of the event in Victory Lane on Wednesday and […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Outlaws Off And Running
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 8:14 | Comments Off on The Woods Of Virginia – Part 9; Tiny A Giant Hero
Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Juan Pablo Montoya said numerous times last season that his primary focus was qualifying for the Sprint Cup Chase and winning the championship.
Those goals will remain the same in 2010 for the popular driver from Colombia, who came under fire at times last year for points racing.
Montoya, who failed to win an event in 2009, […]

Fri, 02/5/10 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: JPM To Make Points