Wed, 1/07/15 – 14:24 | No Comment

The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Logano Is Gaining Acceptance Into Frat Party
| Senior Correspondent

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Joey Logano.
Until last season, when he made the NASCAR Chase playoff for the first time following four so-so seasons, Logano had been on the outside looking in, someone trying to knock down the door and gain entry into a small fraternity of Sprint Cup racing’s elite.
To be truthful, Logano still […]

Thu, 02/27/14 – 8:05 | One Comment
Junior’s Victory Tour Takes Him To F1 Country
| Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Victory Tour Across America includes a stop Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Texas Motor Speedway in Austin.
That’s neither a typo nor a geographical gaffe. And worry not, loyal TMS season ticket-holders – O. Bruton Smith’s “Great American Speedway” has not magically been relocated […]

Tue, 02/25/14 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Over the past several years, the Daytona 500 had truly become “NASCAR’s Super Bowl”. That is, more about the pomp than the circumstance.
As with the NFL’s annual biggest game of the year, after which people spend more time talking about commercials and halftime shows than football, NASCAR fans have spent […]

Mon, 02/24/14 – 10:39 | 2 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off a large pack of the biggest stars in Sprint Cup in a sprint to the checkered flag and won the rain-hammered Daytona 500 Sunday evening.
The victory, which ended with the field frozen because of a last-lap wreck, was a popular one with a big Daytona […]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 23:24 | 4 Comments
DeJoria Breaks Into NHRA Win Column

Alexis DeJoria won her first national NHRA Funny Car event Sunday when she beat Robert Hight in the finals of the Arizaon Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix.
Also winning Sunday were Antron Brown in Top Fuel and Allen Johnson in Pro Stock.
To get her first victory, DeJoria had to beat Jeff Arend, […]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 20:03 | Comments Off on DeJoria Breaks Into NHRA Win Column
For Hamlin, The Battle Will Be Vs. Inner Demons
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When Denny Hamlin won last year’s season-ending Sprint Cup race in South Florida, it seemed at the time to be just a warm ending to a cold season. Now it appears that last November’s victory could have been the start of something big.
Hamlin, whose victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway at the […]

Sun, 02/23/14 – 9:31 | Comments Off on For Hamlin, The Battle Will Be Vs. Inner Demons
Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
Doug Kalitta is 2 for 2 in Top Fuel qualifying in 2014.
On Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., Kalitta added pole No. 2 when his time from Friday’s first day of qualifying held up and made him the driver to beat in Sunday’s eliminations where he will begin the day facing […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 21:38 | Comments Off on Kalitta Stays Pole Perfect
Regan Smith Edges Keselowski For Nationwide Series Victory

Regan Smith eased past Brad Keselowski  just as they hit the finish line and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.
Keselowski finished second – .013 seconds behind – and Trevor Bayne was third.
Kyle Busch, winner of Friday night’s Truck Series race at DIS, finished fourth. Elliott Sadler was fifth.
The […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 15:36 | One Comment
Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
| Managing Editor

What would a Daytona 500 be like without NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood on the scene? Thankfully, nobody will know for another year at least.
Wood, leading member of the iconic Wood Brother Racing team, had his streak of attending every, single, solitary Daytona 500 put in jeopardy earlier this week.
A dislike of flying and […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 14:28 | Comments Off on Nature Can’t Keep Glen Wood Away From The 500
Busch Eying Speedweeks Trifecta
| Managing Editor

Clearly, Friday night’s Truck Series victory meant a bunch to Kyle Busch. Because of what he did – add a truck victory at Daytona International Speedway to the list. And, because of how he did it – slipping past Timothy Peters just a couple feet away from the finish line.
But something else became clear after […]

Sat, 02/22/14 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Busch Eying Speedweeks Trifecta