Coke Zero 400 on Saturday at Daytona

July 4, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Coke Zero 400 on Saturday at Daytona

If you’re a NASCAR fan and planning on being in sunny Dayton Beach, Florida, this Saturday night the place to be will be Daytona International Speedway as Sprint Cup cars will once again roar down the pavement of iconic Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400.
The Coke Zero 400 will be the 18th race of the season for the racers and teams, in a season that has been exciting, and as we look ahead to Saturday night at one of the most recognized and popular race tracks in the world, this competition should be a real barn-burner.
Thursdays practice at … [Read More]

Reutimann on Pole of Autism Speaks 400

May 29, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Reutimann on Pole of Autism Speaks 400

Confidence is everything in sports, the feeling an athlete gets from success is one of the most important aspects, other than raw talent, for determining whether a racer or any athlete is successful, and on a roll. If this statement is correct? David Reutimann is on one of the best rolls of his NASCAR career because four days after his first victory in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race he took the top spot on the grid for Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway. Only the second pole of the season and the third of his career, Reutimann took … [Read More]

Toyota’s Horsepower Just Got Real Loose in Turn 3

July 25, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Toyota’s Horsepower Just Got Real Loose in Turn 3

Before I get into this week’s topic, I would like to point out that Bruce Simmons, who normally joins us here in our weekly “Loose in Turn 3″ segment representing Bruce’s NASCAR Bits ‘n’ Pieces, will to be joining us this week as he is off in San Diego on a separate venture at the moment. He will be returning with us next week, but in his place today is our guest blogger, one of DYN’s very own loyal readers, Rocky Akins. I’d like to give a special thanks to Roc for filling the gaps for us this week, and as a bonus, he even … [Read More]

Edwards the Hometown Victor at Gateway

July 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Edwards the Hometown Victor at Gateway

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Even with the Sprint Cup Series taking the week off, it was still a busy weekend for Missouri native, Carl Edwards …. particularly because he decided to commit to a three-day bicycle trip from his hometown of Columbia, MO to the track that lies in Madison, IL - just outside of the St. Louis metro-area.
Edwards made the trip and got to the track in time to qualify third for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway, and then passed Jason Leffler with 48 laps remaining en route to picking up … [Read More]

Rating the Race: Daytona - Coke Zero 400

July 6, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Rating the Race: Daytona - Coke Zero 400

*Credit photo to Sporting News 
Kyle Busch won his sixth race of the Sprint Cup season and picked up the second Cup restrictor plate win of his career, much to the dismay of the crowd on-hand at Daytona International Speedway for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. But, whether or not you like Kyle Busch is irrelevent - what you cannot deny is that the action at Daytona was exciting once again and should be considered another victory for the Car of Tomorrow.
Paul Menard led the field to green after winning the Coors Lite Pole Award during Friday’s qualifying session, and he held onto … [Read More]

Rating the Race: New Hampshire - Lenox Industrial Tools 301

June 29, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Rating the Race: New Hampshire - Lenox Industrial Tools 301

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They added an extra scheduled lap this year to the Lenox Industrial Tools 301, but it was all for naught as the race was halted for rain on lap 284 of the scheduled 301-lap event, and in the end, it was surprise-winner Kurt Busch standing in Victory Lane to get his first victory of the season, and the second of 2008 for car owner, Roger Penske. Busch was far from the dominant car at any point throughout the day, but some pit strategy and a little bit of luck went a long … [Read More]

Tony Stewart Becomes 22nd Different Winner at New Hampshire

June 28, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Tony Stewart Becomes 22nd Different Winner at New Hampshire

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Tony Stewart has given the media something else to talk about for a day, as he conquered Camping World RV Sales 200 on Saturday, to become the Nationwide Series’ 22nd winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in just as many races. With Joey Logano sitting out of the no. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota for the next few weeks, Stewart answered the call this weekend and led his JGR teammates to the finish line.
After leading the most laps on the afternoon, Stewart took the white flag as he tried to hold off teammates, Denny Hamlin … [Read More]

List of the Week: Winless Cup Series Drivers

June 23, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

List of the Week: Winless Cup Series Drivers

David Gilliland almost got it done on Sunday at Sonoma, and we’ve seen a few impressive runs from unlikely candidates earlier in the year. But, following up on a 2007 that brought us a handful of first-time winners in the Cup Series, I find it surprising that we’ve yet to have even one this season. So, it got me to thinking, that’s led us to this week’s “List of the Week”, in which I will rank the five likeliest candidates currently driving in the Cup Series to become the next first-time winner:
5. David Reutimann - Running in his second full-time … [Read More]

Edwards Wins a Wild One in Milwuakee

June 21, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Edwards Wins a Wild One in Milwuakee

Image details: Camping World RV Rental 250 served by picapp.com
Carl Edwards was named the winner of Saturday night’s Camping World RV Rental 250 at the Milwuakee Mile, and pulled into Victory Lane in the Nationwide Series for the first time since winning in Nashville last June, but the 250-mile race was hardly one that lacked emotion, excitement and controversy.
The first half of the race was dominated by polesitter, Brad Keselowski, who was looking to his second win for JR Motorsports in a three-week span, but despite leading the most laps on the evening, it just wasn’t meant to be. Last … [Read More]

Logano Masters Kentucky

June 15, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Logano Masters Kentucky

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In only his third start in the Nationwide Series, 18-year old Joey Logano was nothing but masterful during Saturday’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway en route to picking up his first career victory in the series. Logano passed teammate, Kyle Busch, for the lead on lap 147 and stayed there for the ensuing 53 laps to become the youngest winner in Nationwide history at 18 years, 21 days (the former record was held by Casey Atwood at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days in 1999 at Milwuakee). The victory also gives Joe Gibbs Racing … [Read More]

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