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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 […]

NMPA to induct Childress, Rudd into Hall of Fame

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Press Release:Outstanding driver Ricky Rudd and championship team owner Richard Childress will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame in May.
 
The two were selected on more than 65 percent of the ballots cast by NMPA members to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. Childress was selected on 70 percent of […]

Montoya needs to prove all around consistency in 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Juan Pablo Montoya has been a fulltime Sprint Cup driver since 2007. And while the Colombian native came to NASCAR with a significant amount of fanfare as a result of having won the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Monaco, his career in stock cars has been somewhat lackluster. In his time […]

Trevor Bayne to make ceremonial run on Daytona Beach race course in Woods’ No. 21 Ford

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2012) — You could call Daytona’s Beach & Road Course one of America’s first off-road competitions. At least part of it.

More than half of the temporary track was sand, a pair of turns and a long strip of beach linked to Route A1A’s pavement. It was unique to say the […]

Predictions for NASCAR 2012: Johnson will return to the top

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

By Richard Allen
At the beginning of each NASCAR season I put out a list of various predictions regarding what I believe will happen throughout the upcoming season. Typically, I would have already made these calls by this time but with all the changes to have occurred during the off season I thought it prudent to […]

NASCAR’s reliance on personalities could damage the sport in the long term

Monday, February 13th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Earlier in this current off season, NASCAR released a report that essentially said a study they conducted has revealed that fans are not nearly as interested in articles and/or columns that analyze the state of the sport as they are about those pieces that focus on personalities in the sport. While it’s not […]

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