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Bayne or Stenhouse win in Daytona 500 will earn one lucky fan $100,000

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

$100,000 Giveaway Kicks Off New Partnership for
Lionel NASCAR Collectables, Stenhouse and Bayne

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 21, 2012) – When the green flag drops at the Daytona 500, more than bragging rights will be on the line for drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne.

If either Stenhouse or Bayne wins The Great American Race, Lionel NASCAR […]

Because of top-35 rule, why run the risk of losing primary car in Thursday races?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
After watching the Bud Shootout on Saturday night and considering that virtually all the 43 cars that will race in the Daytona 500 are already locked in, the objective for most teams going into Thursday’s Gatorade Duels at the Daytona International Speedway ought to be clear. Keeping the primary car in one piece […]

Anyone else wonder why only one Hendrick car had illegal C-posts?

Monday, February 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
There are several stock answers that are given out whenever anyone on a NASCAR team is asked a question by the media. One of those stock answers goes something like this, “Everyone in our organization works well together and we all share information.”
While Hendrick Motorsports is one of the best examples of a […]

Does Chad Knaus really deserve a penalty for this “violation”?

Monday, February 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Much was made of the fact that Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, was out of the country and did not attend the pre-season test session held at the Daytona International Speedway in January. Now it appears as though there could well be another opportunity to make much of a vacation by the […]

Rule packages don’t wreck, drivers do

Monday, February 20th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Much has been made of the numerous rule changes mandated by NASCAR over the off season to get cars out of the 2×2 tandems the drivers employed in last year’s restrictor plate races. And after the first real test of the season in Saturday’s Bud Shootout it looks as if the sanctioning body’s […]

Roush Yates Engines lead the field in Daytona 500 pole qualifying

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Daytona Beach, FL (February 19, 2012) Roush Yates powered Fords were at the top of the speed charts during the first two Daytona 500 practices and continued their streak by locking in the front row starting spots during Sunday’s Daytona 500 qualifying.

Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Fastenal Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, ran […]

Bud Shootout eligibility to change in 2013

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

2012 Pole Winners, Past Event Winners Will Make Field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2012) – NASCAR today released the eligibility requirements for the 2013 Shootout at Daytona, an announcement that signals a return to the fan-favorite preseason event’s roots.

Next season’s field will consist of 2012 Coors Light Pole winners and past Shootout winners who […]

Like him or not, Kyle Busch has incredible skill

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
This just in: Kyle Busch is an incredible wheel man. If you have any doubt of that just go back and watch the video from Saturday night’s Bud Shootout at the Daytona International Speedway. In doing so you will see not one, but two, of the most unbelievable saves any race car driver […]

‘The Big One’ in practice will likely make for higher television ratings

Friday, February 17th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
About halfway through the first of two scheduled practices for Saturday’s Bud Shootout All Star event, five cars went spinning out of control in the turn three area of the Daytona International Speedway. While that was a bad deal for the drivers and teams involved, it will no doubt benefit television ratings for […]

Johnson/Knaus rule infraction and big crash make for interesting first day in Daytona

Friday, February 17th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Well, there are may things that might be said about the first day of practice at the Daytona International Speedway for the 2012 season but one word that can’t be used is boring. Within the space of a couple of short hours the team of five time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was […]

Bayne faces possibility of missing Daytona 500 while Danica is guaranteed a spot

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

By Richard Allen
One of the most frequently asked questions people who do not follow NASCAR regularly have about the sport regards how some drivers can be guaranteed into races while others are not, especially when those guaranteed into the races have few if any qualifications to earn such an allowance. At the same time, one […]

Predictions for NASCAR 2012: A Busch brothers episode is bound to happen

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Near the end of the 2011 NASCAR season both Kurt and Kyle Busch had their moments of implosion.
Kyle intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday under caution at the Texas Motor Speedway during a Camping World Truck Series race. The result was for the younger of the two brothers to be “benched” for the remainder of […]

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