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INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Furniture Row Intent On Maintaining Top-Tier Status
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch’s fascinating run for a Sprint Cup championship a season ago prompted one of 2013’s biggest bench-racing debates: Was it car or driver? The likely best answer, of course, is both.
But you just have to believe that both the Furniture Row Racing team that built the cars, and […]

Wed, 02/19/14 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Furniture Row Intent On Maintaining Top-Tier Status
Dillon’s Pole Win Has NASCAR Nation Wondering
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is considerable belief around NACSCAR Nation today that for the second year in a row, the pole position for the Daytona 500 has somehow been gifted to a competitor. That belief is that pole qualifying for the biggest Sprint Cup race of the year is becoming little more than […]

Mon, 02/17/14 – 19:49 | 12 Comments
Another Rookie Wins The Pole For The Daytona 500
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For the second season in a row, a high profile rookie will start the Daytona 500 from the pole position.
A year after Danica Patrick won the pole for NASCAR’s biggest event in her first full season in Sprint Cup, first-year driver Austin Dillon earned the right to lead the field to the green flag in […]

Sun, 02/16/14 – 16:58 | 6 Comments
Hamlin Survives, Wins Unlimited Race Of Attrition
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin, whose 2013 Sprint Cup season was interrupted for six weeks by a back injury, won Saturday night’s Speedweeks-opening Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin not only won the overall race, but also all three segments of the 75-lap exhibition.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was clearly the […]

Sun, 02/16/14 – 7:35 | 4 Comments
Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel
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Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart on Friday took laps in a Sprint Cup car for the first time since suffering severe injuries in a sprint car race last year in Iowa.
After taking those laps at Daytona International Speedway in practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited, Stewart discussed, among other things, how […]

Sat, 02/15/14 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel
The Unlimited: Democracy In Action Or Confusing Anarchy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tradition, it appears, will never be a problem for the race which is now known as the Sprint Unlimited. That’s because the event – a kind of non-points-paying all-star race which kicks off the Sprint Cup season – won’t sit still long enough to establish a true tradition.
Every year, additions […]

Sat, 02/15/14 – 10:13 | Comments Off on The Unlimited: Democracy In Action Or Confusing Anarchy
2014 Cars, Drivers Rolled Out At DIS Media Day
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was no shortage of optimism and storylines in the room during media day at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday as a steady stream of nearly 50 NASCAR drivers were paraded in front of the assembled press.
Sporting new hair styles, tans, fit bodies and unblemished racing […]

Fri, 02/14/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off on 2014 Cars, Drivers Rolled Out At DIS Media Day
Media Day Is First Major Test For Cup Drivers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thursday was Media Day at Daytona International Speedway. The following are some select Qs and As from the day. Some are listed because the questions are, um, interesting. Some because the answers are, um, interesting.
Readers can figure out which are which.

Q to Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing: You have […]

Thu, 02/13/14 – 20:10 | Comments Off on Media Day Is First Major Test For Cup Drivers
King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014
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In the mid-1980s, a guy from the advertising department at the newspaper I worked for in Colorado came to my desk and asked if I was going to the local dirt track that weekend. When asked why, ad guy gave a two-word answer: Kinser’s there.
Not the sprint cars or the World of Outlaws or the […]

Wed, 02/12/14 – 18:34 | Comments Off on King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014
The King Is Close In His Assessment Of Danica
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last weekend, Richard Petty had some interesting things to say about Danica Patrick, the current state of racing in NASCAR, and how those two entities connect. None of it was very flattering to Patrick as a race car driver nor NASCAR as racing series driven by actual racing.
After giving it […]

Wed, 02/12/14 – 9:07 | 12 Comments