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NSCS: Denny Hamlin back on track with Phoenix win

March 4, 2012 No Comments

Denny Hamlin, who had led the most laps during the Daytona 500, led the ones that counted most Sunday, as Hamlin went on to win his first career race at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamlin took the lead on a restart, but had to sweat out his fuel mileage over the last few laps. “We just […]

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NSCS: Power Rankings – Week 2

March 2, 2012 No Comments

Trying to sort through a wild night in Daytona left me with these drivers in the first edition of NSCS power rankings: 1. Matt Kenseth – Without question, Kenseth has to be considered one of the all-time greats. Yes, I said it. This 2-time Daytona 500 winner is also a past series champ. After winning […]

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NSCS: Kenseth wins in a “Blaze of Glory”

February 28, 2012 No Comments

In a weekend that never seemed to end, Matt Kenseth celebrated in victory lane after winning the Daytona 500. Kenseth, who last won the Daytona 500 in 2009 because of rain, held off both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle in the closing laps, to end one of the craziest races in NASCAR history. As […]

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UPDATE: Daytona 500 postponed until Monday

February 26, 2012 No Comments

The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history. NASCAR postponed the Great American Race after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Officials spent more than four hours attempting to dry the track, but were unsuccessful. When the last storm cell came through Daytona Beach, NASCAR officials had […]

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NSCS: Rick Santorum campaign to sponsor Daytona 500 driver

February 26, 2012 No Comments

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will sponsor a car in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The “Made in the USA” campaign will occupy both the hood and quarter panels of Tony Raines’ No. 26 Ford Fusion in the season-opening race. Last year’s Daytona 500 drew an average audience of 15 million on FOX and more than 30 million […]

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NSCS: Daytona 500 Preview

February 24, 2012 No Comments

Information: Date: Sunday – February 26th, 2012 Time: 1 p.m. ET – Green Flag: 1:29 p.m. ET Location: Daytona International Speedway Distance: 200 Laps/500 Miles Broadcast: TV – FOX Radio – MRN (Motor Racing Network)/Sirius XM Ch. 90 Weather: High: 68°F – Low: 60°F Start Time: 67°F End of Race: 61° Chance of Rain: 50% […]

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NSCS: Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth win Gatorade Duels; Michael Waltrip out for Daytona 500

February 23, 2012 No Comments

As March Madness quickly approaches in basketball, NASCAR had their own version of weekday fun, as fans packed Daytona International Speedway for the Gatorade Duels. Tony Stewart was the first victor of the day, winning the first of two 150-mile sprint races. Thursday’s win marked the 17th time Stewart has won in Daytona — although […]

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NSCS: NASCAR confiscates ‘C-post’ from Johnson’s Daytona 500 car

February 17, 2012 No Comments

If you want a sign that the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is underway, look no further than to Daytona Friday afternoon. NASCAR has made the announcement of a confiscated ‘C-post’ off of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet during pre-Daytona 500 inspection. According to the NASCAR rule book, this part can NOT be modified, […]

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