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Gluck: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lock for NASCAR Hall of Fame – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — Even if he never wins again, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His second Daytona 500 victory Sunday sealed his spot. Those wins are among 20 in his Sprint Cup career to go with two Nationwide Series championships …New qualifying format could feature some gamesmanshipSportingNews.com2014 Phoenix OddsAll Left […]

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New aero rules present big challenge at Phoenix, Las Vegas – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comAVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s new aerodynamic rules will have some impact this weekend at 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway and even more next week at 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While teams know the new rules will change the …Fasten your seat belt for NASCAR fun in VegasLights Vegas Action (blog) all 3 news articles …read […]

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Daytona debacle in the rearview, SHR aiming to deliver in the desert – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comTony Stewart’s successful return to competition was a huge home run for Stewart-Haas Racing, but beyond that, Daytona Speedweeks were mostly a disappointment for the newly expanded four-car team. Kevin Harvick finished Sunday’s marathon Daytona …Daytona 500 Great for NASCARSouth Dade News LeaderTested Stewart Heads To Phoenix For Real RacingRacinToday.comFOX in the Fast Lane: NASCAR’s […]

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#8CrazyInstagrams: Dale Jr. dishes on music, BBQ & all those selfies – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comIt’s been a busy week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. First, there was the little matter of his Daytona 500 victory on Sunday, the second time he’s won NASCAR’s biggest race. Ever since, stock car’s perennial Mr. Popular has been everywhere — including on social …Last five NASCAR drivers to start season with two winsDetroit Free […]

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NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his second Daytona 500 victory, …NASCAR: Stewart confident about leg heading into PhoenixKankakee Daily JournalDale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR try to sustain momentum […]

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2014 NASCAR: Phoenix TV Schedule – HardcoreRaceFans.com

HardcoreRaceFans.comNASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers and teams head west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for race number two on their respective schedules. The Truck Series schedule will resume at the end of March. Carl Edwards went to …Victory lap continues for Dale Earnhardt Jr.Daytona TimesEmotional Daytona 500 win could boost EarnhardtPhilly.comNASCAR wants […]

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Johnson just latest object of fan ire – ESPN

ESPNDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s palace is built on a foundation of fan loyalty. Other variables contributed, such as corporate sponsors with deep pockets and relatable drivers with rowdy personalities and, in more recent years, lucrative broadcast …See how Daytona’s new crossover gate worksUSA TODAYDale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with Michael Waltrip before Daytona 500FOXSports.comLive […]

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NASCAR’s carousel goes through the paces again – Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro News & RecordAustin Dillon, right, talks with his grandfather and car owner, Richard Childress, left, in his garage before a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb.Hamlin puts injury behind him and focuses on Daytona 500San Francisco ExaminerDaytona 500 […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. maintains positive outlook at Daytona – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s been more than nine years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. has reached victory lane at a restrictor-plate track. That’s a 36-race winless stretch at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, two tracks that account …Breaking down Daytona 500 starting lineupSportingNews.comWhitt second San Diegan in Daytona 500U-T San DiegoNASCAR-Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 […]

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Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson’s latest accomplishment. It was a rare show of emotion from the usually stoic team owner. Then again, this moment was far from normal.Stewart has 19 victories at Daytona: Is this the year he wins the big one?FOXSports.comAustin Dillon bringing […]

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2014 Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire During NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Race … – Motor Authority

Motor AuthorityThe 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona got itself into trouble when a fire started inside its trunk. As the Fox Sports video above shows, smoke from the fire quickly engulfed the cabin and the …Racing Notes: Chevy assessing pace-car fireWinston-Salem JournalChevrolet assessing pace car […]

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Frustrated Danica off to rough start at Daytona – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —. MSN Ad Configuration DEFAULT PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 2 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 1 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250. Speedweeks isn’t going according to plan for …Hoorahs and Wazzups: A full moon over Daytona – UnlimitedMotorsport.comNASCAR Pace Car Catches Fire During Sprint Unlimited at DaytonaSI.comUpdated: Jimmie Johnson’s car fails pre-qualifying inspection for being […]

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Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, teammates crash in Sprint Unlimited – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart’s return to racing ended in a wreck. A brutal nine-car crash forced a red flag and an 11-minute delay in the Sprint Unlimited, NASCAR’s first on-track competition of the season, Saturday night at Daytona International …Danica Patrick excited to be in Sprint Unlimited with boyfriendSportingNews.comBlown engines in practice, […]

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NASCAR Daytona Shootout: Sprint Unlimited start time, info – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s NASCAR race night at Daytona International Speedway, and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for tonight’s season-opening Sprint Unlimited. START TIME: Larry King of CNN fame will instruct drivers to …Danica Patrick excited to be in Sprint Unlimited with boyfriendSportingNews.comDrivers gear up for Sprint UnlimitedYahoo […]

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NASCAR: Tony Stewart makes painless return to racing – The News Journal

The News JournalDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All along, it seemed to be a cruel twist of fate that Tony Stewart – the man who perhaps loved… Loading… Post to Facebook. NASCAR: Tony Stewart makes painless return to racing on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/ …NASCAR: Fans to choose format for Sprint UnlimitedFlorida Times-Union5 things to know about what’s […]

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Brad Keselowski discusses life as a champion, trash-talking, Danica Patrick … – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com sat down with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski on Wednesday afternoon to talk about a variety of subjects. FOXSports.com: After you won the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship, you said you were looking forward to any celebrity attention and …NASCAR’s Patrick reacts to Petty’s criticismDaily American OnlinePatrick reacts to PettyTimes DailyMuzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking […]

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Muzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking advantage of ‘backchannels’ – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Has former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski been “muzzled,” or does he simply have better access to the sport’s decision makers now? John Raoux | AP Driver Brad Keselowski said Thursday that he’s taking …Danica Patrick brushes off Petty jab, says she gives her all every raceOrlando […]

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Danica Patrick brushes off Petty jab, says she gives her all every race – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelDAYTONA BEACH — Shaking off comments by Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty this past week that questioned her abilities, Danica Patrick said, “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion.” Patrick was at Daytona International Speedway Thursday for …Danica vs. ‘The King’ dominates Daytona 500 Media DayFOXSports.comNASCAR’s Patrick reacts to Petty’s criticismSI.comMuzzled? Brad Keselowski […]

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Change is here: Are the Nationwide and Truck Series next? – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDuring Thursday’s Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman Brian France outlined sweeping changes to how the champion is determined in the Sprint Cup Series. NASCAR announces overhaul to Chase format. The new format will feature a …Drivers must win under NASCAR’s new Chase formatSportingNews.comNASCAR’s championship format changesWashington PostGive new Chase for Sprint Cup […]

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NASCAR reinstates MWR executive Ty Norris – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTy Norris, the Michael Waltrip Racing executive who took the blame for orchestrating a team orders scandal last September at Richmond International Raceway, has been reinstated by NASCAR following a four-month suspension. Norris was suspended Sept.NASCAR reinstates Norris after suspension for role in ‘Spingate’FOXSports.comNASCAR reinstates suspended Waltrip Racing executive NorrisSI.comNASCAR reinstates suspended MWR executive […]

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Report: NASCAR mulls big changes to point system, Chase – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASCAR drivers and owners won’t sit with officials for their annual briefings until next week, but news of potentially dramatic changes to the sport’s point system and championship Chase for the Sprint Cup format has already started to leak. The Charlotte …Report: NASCAR looking at radical change to points systemSportingNews.comNASCAR considering changes to points […]