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Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

On Wednesday, Daytona International Speedway held a special ceremony to commemorate the halfway point of the track’s $400 million renovation, dubbed “Daytona Rising.”  For the Daytona Rising project, the halfway point entailed the installation of the highest steel beams for the project.  In a special ceremony, a plaque was placed onto the beam, while the construction team responsible signed their names with Sharpies. International Speedway Corporation (ISC) CEO Lesa France Kennedy (the mother of Camping World Truck Series rookie Ben ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

Key Moment - The only set of green flag pit stops occurred from lap 83 through 87 Sunday. Aric Almirola was running near the end of the top 10 when he peeled off to pit lane. He was the second car off in the group of cars he came down with, and slotted into second when the entire cycle of stops continued. That quick stop put the No. 43 in position to win the race. In a Nutshell - Combine a ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Daytona Optimism is What NASCAR Needs

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Daytona Optimism is What NASCAR Needs

NASCAR is in Daytona this week, at a track where the racing is intense and close. One of the attractions of Daytona International Speedway is that we believe anyone can win. The track is the great equalizer because of the restrictor plates that reduce the airflow to the engines of the racecars, reducing horsepower to a point where almost everyone can race with the top teams, if only for a day. Oh, Daytona, you tease. As much as fans love ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Repaving Kentucky, Shopping Center, and Bubba Moving Up?

Mirror Driving: Repaving Kentucky, Shopping Center, and Bubba Moving Up?

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Phil Allaway (Tuesdays / Couch Potato Tuesday & Frontstretch Newsletter Editor) ... Read More »

Tech Talk with Bono Manion: Daytona – Splitters, Tires and Engine Cooling

Tech Talk with Bono Manion: Daytona – Splitters, Tires and Engine Cooling

The No. 7 team of Tommy Baldwin Racing is continuing to show improvement most every week. This past weekend the teamy scored an 18th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway with driver Michael Annett. It was the team’s fourth Top 20 finish of the season and their best non-restrictor plate finish of the season. Crew Chief Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion has been quite candid about the goals of the team this year, and notes to Mike Neff this week in Tech Talk that ... Read More »

NASCAR, IMSA Announce Dates for January Tests

On Wednesday, NASCAR and IMSA announced revised dates for the traditional January test sessions to the start of the 2015 racing season. First up, the Roar Before the 24, which is a three-day open test at Daytona International Speedway ahead of the Rolex 24, will be held from January 9-11, 2015, which is roughly a week later than this year. As a result, there will be only ten days between the end of the test and the beginning of on-track ... Read More »