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NASCAR seriously considers increasing age limit for Cup

A reliable inside source tells rowdy.com that NASCAR is seriously considering raising the age limit for drivers in the Sprint Cup Series from the current 18 years of age to 21. Should the change happen, and a decision has not yet been made according to the source, the driver who comes most...
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01-17-2008 11:51 PM by bikerbig Go to last post
Kahne leads final test day at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Gillett Evernham Motorsports' Kasey Kahne led the final NASCAR Sprint Cup testing session at Daytona International Speedway. The teams ran all day Wednesday as rain threatened the area, concluding the three-day test at 4 p.m. EST. Kahne led the day with his top lap of...
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01-17-2008 10:36 PM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Childress auctioning 'Intimidator' Camaro

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and Total Performance Inc. will auction off The Intimidator '69 Series 3 Camaro at this year's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz. A total of 50 '69 Series Camaros will be built over the next three years, but only this one has the...
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01-17-2008 10:36 PM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Robert Yates entering season away from team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For the first time since 1989, Robert Yates isn't a team owner. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been at least curious about how his son's team, now named Yates Racing, is doing. "We talk about every day," Doug Yates said Wednesday after testing at Daytona...
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01-17-2008 10:35 PM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Labonte, Meendering settling into relationship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bobby Labonte says new crew chief Jeff Meendering is an intense competitor with a lot of knowledge of the the Sprint Cup Series' race car. Meendering, the former car chief for Jeff Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports, joined Labonte's Petty Enterprises team during the...
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01-17-2008 10:34 PM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Kahne ready to get back to work

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kasey Kahne says he and his Gillett Evernham Motorsports team learned a lot during three days of testing, and now he is eager to get back to work to apply that knowledge to the team's Daytona 500 cars. Kahne also says he expects the move of Mark McArdle to vice president...
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01-17-2008 10:33 PM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Bump-drafting is a hot topic at Daytona testing

It was another super day for Toyota teams, which again dominated the action at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Jarrett was fastest in the morning practice, and Dave Blaney was quickest in the afternoon session, and Toyota drivers took eight of the top 10 speed spots. Only Chevy�s...
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01-17-2008 06:02 PM by tas Go to last post
Marlin has uphill climb to Daytona 500

Sterling Marlin twice has won the Daytona 500 in his racing career. A shot at winning number 3 in the 50th running of the race Feb. 17 took a huge hit this week after three sub-par days of testing. Marlin�s #09 Chevy, owned by Phoenix Racing, had the 46th-fastest speed, at 186.162 mph, of the...
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01-17-2008 06:00 PM by tas Go to last post
State Water Heaters to sponsor Riggs, Mayfield

State Water Heaters has signed a multiyear contract to sponsor the Haas CNC Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup cars. The company will be the primary sponsor for the No. 66 Chevrolet driven by Scott Riggs for an undisclosed number of races in 2008 and will be an associate sponsor for the rest, according to...
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01-17-2008 11:36 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Newman dodges Toyotas, goes to top of speed chart

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ryan Newman boosted his effort once drivers started drafting at Daytona International Speedway. The Penske Racing driver posted the fastest time in the Tuesday afternoon NASCAR Sprint Cup test at the track. Newman's lap of 188.013 mph put a Dodge on top of the speed chart...
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01-17-2008 11:35 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Menard intent on improving position in second season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Paul Menard didn't have the best of rookie seasons, failing to record a top-10 finish in the 30 Cup series races he made in 2007. Yet Menard's No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. team is in the top 35 in owners points, meaning the second-year driver has a guaranteed starting spot...
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01-17-2008 11:35 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Experienced 'rookies' tackling NASCAR challenges

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The term "rookie" may seem a misnomer for drivers with the resumes of Dario Franchitti, Sam Hornish Jr. and Patrick Carpentier, but being a NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie isn't all bad, according to Franchitti. "Someone with bad eyesight could mistake me for someone...
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01-17-2008 11:34 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Newman: Education is important to NASCAR career

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - Ryan Newman has some unusual advice for high schoolers dreaming of competing in NASCAR. Instead of suggesting they make contacts and make a name for themselves, he thinks they should first focus on getting an education. It's certainly not the old-school way to make it...
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01-17-2008 11:33 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Jarrett looking for his storybook ending

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Can Dale Jarrett pull off what even he admits would be a storybook ending to his NASCAR Cup career? The three-time Daytona 500 winner will make his final attempt at the race this February. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver plans to attempt only the first five points...
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01-17-2008 11:32 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Elliott likes running part-time Sprint Cup schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bill Elliott says that he likes the way his NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule has worked out this season. He'll run a limited schedule in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, with his schedule weighted toward the beginning of the season. Marcos Ambrose and Jon Wood will also...
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01-17-2008 11:31 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Stewart not surprised by Joe Gibbs' decision

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart says that he wasn't all that surprised to see team owner Joe Gibbs leave his role as coach and president of the Washington Redskins, nor does he expect the dynamic at Joe Gibbs Racing to dramatically change in the light of the announcement. The two-time...
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01-17-2008 11:30 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
NASCAR likely to change gear rule before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR is still evaluating data from Sprint Cup Series testing at Daytona International Speedway, but it looks as if there likely will be a change in the gear rule when competitors return in February. Teams currently have a choice of a 370 gear or a 375 gear, but their...
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01-17-2008 11:29 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Waltrip not surprised by Toyota's testing strength

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Waltrip is trying to avoid reading too much into the success of the Toyotas during this test session at Daytona International Speedway, but he does expect the manufacturer's teams to perform well during the Daytona 500. New Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing and...
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01-17-2008 11:28 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Possible rain changes today's testing schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Because of the threat of rain in the area, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will not take a break during today's test session at Daytona International Speedway. The teams on hand will continue testing until 4 p.m. or until rain halts the session. This is the final day of Cup...
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01-17-2008 11:27 AM by mynameiscarol Go to last post
Nascar Sprint Cup Series Driver Leaders 2008

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