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Archive for February 2011

Gordon scores NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in Phoenix

Jeff Gordon denied Kyle Busch's march to a Phoenx International Raceway weekend sweep of NASCAR events on the famed one-mile.

Busch makes it two Phoenix victories in as many days

Kyle Busch moved within one race victory of his second-ever NASCAR sweep of the three top series races at held at the same racing facility.

Swindell Charges to World of Outlaws Victory in Texas

Sliding Sammy Swindell was the big winner in Baytown, TX on Saturday night as the World of Outlaws invaded the Lone Star State.

RANDY JOHNSON EXPERIENCES NHRA DRAG RACING FROM BEHIND THE LENS

Randy Johnson may have hung up his cleats and walked away from basball but the thrill of competition still draws him to the bright lights. The former flame thrower is looking at racing through the lens of a camera.

Kinser Captures World of Outlaws Pike County Thriller

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion, drove his Tony Stewart-owned Bass Pro Shops sprinter to victory on Friday night.

Busch nabs NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Phoenix

Kyle Busch picked up his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season with a strong performance at Phoenix International Raceway.

Pursley wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season-opener

Pursley's scores second Phoenix win in less then six months to get the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season underway. The series makes stops in Kalispell, Spokane, Seattle and Portland as part of its 2011 schedule.

The Track That Changes Lives: Daytona Delivers Drama, Emotion

More than 60 years have passed since Bill France Sr. assembled a group of race promoters, drivers and officials at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla. – where the France family had fortuitously settled when their car broke down on the way to Miami – to discuss a standardized set of rules and guidelines for stock car racing, and to form a unified sanctioning body to enforce them fairly.  A few weeks’ worth of discussions later, an agreement was reached, and NASCAR was born.

Johnson a pre-season pick for NHRA Pro Stock championship

Allen Johnson had a career season in 2010 and looks to kick-off a run towards this year's NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock championship this weekend in Pomona, CA.

Capps aims for home-state victory at NHRA Winternationals

California native Ron Capps has had tremendous success at the NHRA Winternationals and looks to add to his career win total from the Pomona, CA track this weekend.

Dixon gears up for NHRA season opener at Pomona

And now it's the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series turn to kick off the 2011 season. Defending Top Fuel champion, Larry Dixon, heads to Pomona, CA for the start of the 60th season of competition for the world's elite drag racing series.

Wood Brothers make improbable return to Victory Lane at Daytona

Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne held on for a stunning win in the Daytona 500, becoming the youngest winner of the Great American Race while driving for NASCAR’s oldest team.

Trevor Bayne shocks the racing world en route to Daytona victory

Cinderella came to Daytona and gave her glass slipper to a young man who celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday as Trevor Bayne shocked the world with his Daytona 500 victory.

Stewart Wins Fourth Consecutive Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Series Race

The Smoke Show was at his best when it counted just nipping Clint Bowyer at the line for his fourth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Daytona.

Waltrip storms to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Daytona

Waltrip wins at the historic speedway ten years to the day of his Daytona 500 victory. Elliott Sadler finished a close second followed by Clay Rogers, Miguel Paludo and Kyle Busch.

Burton and Busch score Gatorade Duel wins at Daytona

Kurt Busch picked up where he left off in last Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout by scoring his second win of the week while Jeff Burton raced his way to a first-ever Gatorade Duel victory at Daytona International Speedway. The twin race format set the starting line-up for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Dale Earnhardt: Dominance at Daytona

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt passing at Daytona International Speedway. Many in the sport look back on the legacy of a NASCAR Hall of Fame entry.

Earnhardt, Gordon lead Hendrick sweep of Daytona 500 front row

Heading into the 10th anniversary marking the passing of Dale Earnhardt, his son powered his way to the top qualifying position for next weekend's Daytona 5000 and showed he will be a force to reckon with when the green flag drops.

Kurt Busch Wins Shootout at New-Look Daytona

The first competitive NASCAR race held on the new pavement was a thrilling speed-show at Daytona International Speedway.

TAKE TWO: Kinser Goes Back-to-Back at DIRTcar Nationals

Steve Kinser wheeled his Tony Stewart-owned Bass Pro Shops sprint car to another Florida win on Saturday night.

Fighting For His Right To Race With The Intimidator In His Corner

Michael Waltrip sits down with Cathy Elliott and reflects on Dale Earnhardt heading into the 10th anniversary of his passing.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Selects Top-Starting Spot for the Budweiser Shootout

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had one of the strongest cars in two practices sessions held Friday evening in preparation for the 33rd Annual Budweiser Shootout being held at Daytona International Speedway tonight.

Kinser Dominates World of Outlaws Opener at Volusia Speedway Park

Steve Kinser grabbed his first victoy of the 2011 season in the 40th DIRTcar Nationals held at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

World of Outlaws get 2011 season underway on Tuesday night

The high-flying World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series gets back in action on Tuesday with all eyes on Tony Stewart Racing's pair of championship contending drivers, Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz.

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