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Contents

Ø   Anderson Motor Speedway

Ø   Dillon Motor Speedway

Ø   Florence Motor Speedway

Ø   FOXSports.com News for NASCAR

Ø   Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site

Ø   Motorcycle USA Article Headlines

Ø   NASCAR.COM - Sprint Cup Series Headlines

Ø   Racing

Ø   RoadRUNNER Magazine

Ø   Blogs

Ø   ThatsRacin.com: Top Stories

Ø   The Daly Planet

Ø   USATODAY.com Motor Sports News

Ø   Yahoo! Sports - NASCAR News


FOXSports.com News for NASCAR

January 09, 2011

Best Buy continues with Petty

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 1:54:09 PM

A.J. Allmendinger will continue to have sponsorship from Best Buy this season.

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Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site

January 9, a lump of Column / Article / Blog Links posted

January 09, 2011Go to full article

constantly adding article / column / blog and maybe some podcast links about NASCAR to the article links page...........

Bayne to run first five races of season

January 08, 2011, 9:00:00 AMGo to full article

Trevor Bayne will drive the #21 Wood Brothers Ford beginning with the Daytona 500 in February..............

January 8, a bevy of Column / Article / Blog Links posted

January 08, 2011, 9:00:00 AMGo to full article

constantly adding article / column / blog and maybe some podcast links about NASCAR to the article links page...........

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Motorcycle USA Article Headlines

January 09, 2011

2011 AMA Supercross Anaheim I Results

January 09, 2011 | Matt DavidsonGo to full article

The first round of 2011 AMA Supercross had Angels Stadium on their feet as multiple riders duked it out for the first win of the season. Read on to see the finishing order in what was a fantastic season opener.

2011 Dakar Rest Day Recap

January 09, 2011 | Matt DavidsonGo to full article

Following a difficult first half of the 2011 Dakar Rally competitors gather their strength as the event moves toward its most intense and grueling stage.

2011 AMA Winter Dirt Track Schedule

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

The American Motorcyclist Association recently announced the 2011 schedule for the AMA Racing Winter Dirt Track Series kicking off on Saturday, March 5th.

KTM Contingency for '11 SX and Arenacross

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

KTM North America will post $580,000 in possible contingency throughout the 2011 AMA Supercross and AMA Arenacross Championships, and will host an additional support program for amateur motocross.

2011 AMA Arenacross Kick Off

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

The 2011 AMA Arenacross series commences racing action Saturday January, 8th from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2011 Arenacross Interview with Chad Johnson

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

For the first installment of the 2011 Arenacross Interview of the Week Chad Johnson discusses the upcoming season and how he's been preparing.

Lawmakers Seek Lead Law Enforcement Delay

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

More than a dozen federal lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to delay enforcement of the so-called lead law that effectively bans the sale of kid-sized dirtbikes and ATVs.

WSBK Championship 2010 Review DVD

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

The official review of the 2010 World Superbike Championship is now available from Duke Video and features highlights from all 13 rounds of the series with commentary and interviews.

Inside Andrew Short's Red Bull KTM 350 SX-F

January 09, 2011 | JC HilderbrandGo to full article

Andrew Short has been preparing to assaul the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship aboard this factory KTM 350 SX-F. Take a closer look at his ride.

2010 Racing Fundraisers Generate Nearly $8000

January 09, 2011 | Press ReleaseGo to full article

Various fundraisers and charity auctions throughout GNCC, Loretta Lynn Ranch, and MX Sports Pro Racing Events in 2010 raised close to $8000 for charitable foundations.

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NASCAR.COM - Sprint Cup Series Headlines

Friday, January 07, 2011, 5:09:39 PM

Allmendinger, McDowell team up for Rolex 24

Friday, January 07, 2011, 7:41:40 PMGo to full article

Fully committed to earning the best possible result in the team's eighth consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona outing, Michael Shank Racing will stage the strongest campaign in team history with three Daytona Prototype entries for the 49th running of the endurance classic on Jan. 29-30.

Leavine Fenton Racing to compete in select Cup, Truck races

Friday, January 07, 2011, 5:15:46 PMGo to full article

A pair of Texas natives are pairing to form a new NASCAR team in 2011 that will compete on a limited basis in the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series in 2011 with another Texan, David Starr, behind one of the wheels.

McMurray, Montoya to drive in Rolex 24 for Ganassi

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 9:45:06 PMGo to full article

The Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates organization's Christmas card sent out last month was a keeper.

Ray Evernham Enterprises to consult for the Hendrick Companies

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 9:10:10 PMGo to full article

Ray Evernham Enterprises has been retained to consult for the Hendrick Companies, a management company formed in 2005 to oversee strategic initiatives for chairman Rick Hendrick.

Hall of Famer Johnson launches new racing team

Monday, January 03, 2011, 8:50:28 PMGo to full article

Junior Johnson has launched a race team that he hopes will propel his son, 17-year-old Robert, eventually to the Sprint Cup Series.

Gordon disqualified from Dakar Rally in Stage 4

Sunday, January 02, 2011, 7:42:33 PMGo to full article

CALAMA, Chile -- Robby Gordon will be leaving Chile and the Dakar Rally much earlier than expected. Trying to recover from mechanical issues after Stage 2, Gordon's Hummer was hit with more problems during Wednesday's Stage 4 and he was disqualified, according to speedenergy.com. Speed Energy was Gordon's sponsor for the Dakar Rally.

Yeley back in Cup Series full time in No. 46

Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 9:10:22 PMGo to full article

J.J. Yeley found a nice Christmas present under the tree in the form of a full-time ride with Whitney Motorsports in 2011. According to the team's Facebook page, Yeley will be driving the No. 46 Chevrolet next season. The team recently announced that Cash America International has agreed to a four-race sponsorship package.

Mayfield files notice of appeal for judge's decision

Monday, December 27, 2010, 11:52:25 PMGo to full article

Suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield, as expected, will appeal a judge's decision that ruled in favor of NASCAR in his lawsuit over a May 1, 2009, drug test that he says was a false positive for methamphetamines.

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Racing

January 09, 2011

Ganassi won it all in '10, except that pesky Rolex

January 09, 2011Go to full article

Team owner Chip Ganassi finds it funny now that his Grand-Am team finished second in last year's Rolex 24 At Daytona. That's because after that runner-up showing, Ganassi's teams in Grand-Am, NASCAR and IndyCar won just about everything else.

No red eyes for New Smyrna race

January 08, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

Track owner Robert Hart said his father, Clyde, started the Red Eye 100 as a way to celebrate the new year at New Smyrna Speedway.

Shootout field will be biggest

January 08, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

Kasey Kahne, Juan Pablo Montoya, Regan Smith and Joey Logano can thank NASCAR for their Budweiser Shootout spots, as the four drivers are eligible to participate in the Feb. 12 race thanks to new rule changes.

24-hour drive ahead? Seat fitters save butts

January 08, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

The busiest man in the garage area Friday during Grand-Am testing at Daytona International Speedway was Matt Ray. The 36-year-old technician was hustling from car to car with a tub of black goo, a hand-held electric mixer, an electric knife and a large, clear plastic bag.

New author Waltrip to race in his 25th 500

Friday, January 07, 2011, 12:47:46 AMGo to full article

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Michael Waltrip will compete in the Feb. 20 Daytona 500.

Sportscars ready to hit new track

Friday, January 07, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

Patrick Long and hundreds of other competitors officially welcomed the 2011 season as they unloaded race cars in the Daytona International Speedway garage area Thursday.

Rolex 24 cars coming to DIS for weekend testing

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

The Grand-Am Road Racing Rolex Series and Continental Tire Series will test at Daytona International Speedway over the 3.56-mile road course. The event is billed as the Roar Before The Rolex 24. This will be the first full-field test over Daytona's new pavement.

Workers just doing 'finishing touches'

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

There was that final push to finish paving Daytona International Speedway in the days leading up to Goodyear's tire test last month.

Ex-DIS president puts pothole in life behind in new job

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

Former Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig has started the next chapter of his professional career.

January Fan Fest full of top names

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

Daytona International Speedway announced two days of star-studded activity Monday for its NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest later this month.

Beasley, Quinlan thrive on final day

Friday, December 31, 2010, 12:05:00 AMGo to full article

The WKA Daytona KartWeek came to a close at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday.

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RoadRUNNER Magazine

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:33:48 PM

Edelweiss’s “Discover Our Earth Expedition”

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:33:48 PM | RoadRUNNERGo to full article

This past November, Edelweiss in partnership with Kevin and Julia Sanders (Guinness Book record holders for the fastest circumnavigation of our earth on a motorcycle) and some very lucky touring participants started their trip across five different continents. Rightly named the “Discover Our Earth Expedition”, the tour started in Mieming, Austria and will eventually end [...]

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Vandals Take Down Famous Shoe Tree Along Hwy 50

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 3:49:13 PM | RoadRUNNERGo to full article

If you read Chris Myers’ Highway 50 article in the December ’10 issue, then you may remember seeing the famous “Shoe Tree” near Fallon, NV. (p. 77) A few days ago, we received word from one of our readers that the tree had been cut down by vandals. One of those quirky pieces of Americana [...]

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New England Riders

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 12:42:22 PM | Jim ParksGo to full article

A group of riders have put together an exciting new website to help you plan your next motorcycle adventure in the New England states. The site has maps and downloadable GPS files for favorite roads, scenic views, restaurants, hotels and things to do. Check it out at: www.newenglandriders.org

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Holiday Greetings from Simon and Lisa, Our World Travelers

Friday, December 31, 2010, 4:01:23 PM | RoadRUNNERGo to full article

If you think  you had a crazy 2010, maybe you need to check out what’s been going on with Simon and Lisa Thomas, who have been traveling around the world by motorcycle since 2003. This past year, they made their way through Pakistan and India and are now in Thailand, looking forward to some exciting [...]

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Winter Motorcycle Tire Tips From Dunlop

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 6:57:17 AM | RoadRUNNERGo to full article

With the winter season upon us, Dunlop would like to remind riders that this is a good time to check your tires. While your motorcycle is stored for the winter, it is a good time to check your tires, maintain them and determine if you need new tires for spring. If you live in a [...]

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Schwantz School wraps up an exciting 2010 and announces its 2011 schedule

Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 10:14:09 AM | RoadRUNNERGo to full article

The Schwantz School just released its calendar for 2011 with some exciting news. In addition to being at Barber Motorsports Park and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the crew will be returning to its Road Atlanta location. You can get a recap of 2010′s greatest moments for the school and check out the complete 2011 schedule, [...]

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Blogs

Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 5:07:39 PM

The five funniest moments of NASCAR's 2010 season

Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 5:07:39 PM | Carolyn BrewsterGo to full article

I asked my NASCAR Twitter friends what they felt was the funniest moment of the 2010 season. Being such a memorable year, there were plenty of options to choose from. So, without further ado, here are the official “Funniest Racing Moments as voiced by Carolyn’s NASCAR Tweeps.”

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ThatsRacin.com: Top Stories

January 09, 2011

NASCAR makes play for younger fans

January 09, 2011Go to full article

One of NASCAR's challenges entering 2011, SI.com's Tom Bowles notes, is finding a Fountain of Youth. Can a video game help?

Happy New Rule! NASCAR expanding event field

January 09, 2011Go to full article

NASCAR announced a change Friday in the eligibility rules for its annual kickoff event, adding another handful of the stock car racing's biggest names to the race.

North Wilkesboro Speedway increases race count with 2011 schedule

January 09, 2011Go to full article

North Wilkesboro Speedway is doubling the number of events with its 2011 schedule.

Daytona doesn't need more potholes

January 09, 2011Go to full article

Last season’s Daytona 500 featured a strong build-up and good racing, and it actually produced a dramatic and exciting finish. The problem was with what happened in between.

Al-Attiyah, Lopez Contardo win rally stages

January 09, 2011Go to full article

Nasser Al-Attiyah won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally Sunday, edging teammate and defending champion Carlos Sainz and fellow Volkswagen driver Giniel de Villiers.

Nashville's fairgrounds track in limbo

January 09, 2011 Go to full article

The fate of Nashvillle's century-old fairgrounds track is unclear amid talks of redeveloping the site as a corporate campus, the Tennessean's newspaper site reports.

Yes, Kevin Conway's in the field

January 08, 2011, 12:04:00 PMGo to full article

Yes, folks, NASCAR has figured out a way for Kevin Conway to race in the Shootout while many successful and veteran racers do not.

Carlos Sainz wins 6th stage of Dakar Rally

January 08, 2011, 12:02:00 PMGo to full article

Carlos Sainz won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally Friday, extending his overall lead as the grueling race passes through the Atacama desert to the Chile-Peru border.

Sponsor cuts some NASCAR 'Young Guns'

January 08, 2011, 12:00:00 PMGo to full article

Gillette adds football and baseball players to its "Young Guns" promotions, which means fewer NASCAR drivers made the cut, sbnation.com's Jeff Gluck notes.

Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett to attend as legacy exhibit opens

January 08, 2011, 11:57:00 AMGo to full article

Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame will unveil a new exhibit Saturday, "Short Careers, Lasting Legacy" focusing on personalities who left the sport in their prime or before they reached their potential.

France scion back on track after rehab

January 08, 2011, 11:38:00 AMGo to full article

Driver J.C. France, the grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., is participating in Grand-Am testing at Daytona, Godwin Kelly reports on news-journalonline.com.

NASCAR Hall to honor 'Short Careers, Lasting Legacy'

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:59:00 PMGo to full article

A new NASCAR Hall of Fame exhibition will salute some of the people who didn't stay around long but made significant contributions.

Hall hopes free admission will pay off

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:59:00 PMGo to full article

In effort to generate positive buzz, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will offer free admission for seven days starting Saturday night.

BRAKES organization expands schedule

Friday, January 07, 2011, 1:06:00 PMGo to full article

The BRAKES organization founded by N.C. drag racer Doug Herbert has expanded its schedule for 2011, adding a third site for safety classes aimed at teen drivers.

India's Karthikeyan goes from NASCAR to F1

Friday, January 07, 2011, 12:37:00 PMGo to full article

Formula One team Hispania has confirmed the appointment of India's Narain Karthikeyan as one of its two race drivers for t

Dakar Rally officials DQ Robby Gordon

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 5:32:00 PMGo to full article

Robby Gordon has been disqualified from the Dakar Rally.

Coma and Sainz stretch Dakar Rally leads

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 8:22:00 PMGo to full article

Marc Coma took a slim lead of 2 seconds on motorbikes while Carlos Sainz stretched his advantage in cars by winning his third of four stages in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday.

No fooling: Earnhardt backs up Elder's boast in '79 race

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 8:11:00 PMGo to full article

Tom Higgins: Jake Elder and his rookie driver, Dale Earnhardt, had been kidding around on pit road. Then the colorful crew chief turned serious.

Bank halts NASCAR Plaza foreclosure

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 5:45:00 PMGo to full article

Wells Fargo & Co. has stopped foreclosing on the NASCAR Plaza office tower in uptown.

Exhibit spending up for Detroit auto show

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 4:34:00 PMGo to full article

Automakers are spending more money on glitzy, state-of-the-art exhibits at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Evernham to consult for Hendrick company

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 9:30:00 PMGo to full article

Former NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham has signed on as a consultant for one of Rick Hendrick's companies.

Coma wins stage and cuts into bike lead

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 6:24:00 PMGo to full article

Spanish rider Marc Coma won the third stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, cutting into the overall lead in the bike category of defending champion Cyril Despres of France.

Carlos Sainz extends lead in Dakar Rally

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 5:59:00 PMGo to full article

Defending champion Carlos Sainz stretched his lead in the Dakar Rally, winning the second stage Monday despite being barely able to see for about seven miles because of windshield wiper problems.

Paddock named president of Chicagoland Speedway

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 12:32:00 PMGo to full article

A former Gatorade executive has been hired as president of Chicagoland Speedway.

Brad Keselowski goes back to school

Saturday, January 01, 2011, 6:28:00 PMGo to full article

Lucky Dog: Keselowski takes trip to MillerCoors brewery in Milwaukee to learn the history of Miller Lite and its history of sponsorship in NASCAR.

Dakar Rally kicks off from famed Obelisk

Saturday, January 01, 2011, 1:16:00 PMGo to full article

The Dakar Rally kicked off Saturday with a parade of hundreds of vehicles heading out from Buenos Aires' famous Obelisk, the start of a 16-day trek that will take drivers 5,903 miles across northern Argentina, through the Andes, the Atacama desert of Chile and back to the Argentine capital.

F1 crowned its youngest champion in 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2:21:00 PMGo to full article

Sebastian Vettel ensured Red Bull's place in Formula One history as the sport's youngest champion in a season that featured one of the most competitive grids in history and Michael Schumacher's disappointing return.

Falling for 'The Lady in Black'

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 1:14:00 PMGo to full article

Tom Higgins: I met “The Lady In Black,” a temptress also known as Darlington Raceway, on Sept. 1, 1958.

Pastrana has to balance passion, expectations

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 12:13:00 PMGo to full article

Travis Pastrana is ready for another daring jump. This one is head-first into NASCAR.

Getting ready, going Petty

Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 7:31:00 PMGo to full article

Growing up in Alabama, Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney had been to the NASCAR track at Talladega but until Wednesday, he’d never been in a race car.

NASCAR TV start times look like they will remain the same in 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 3:42:00 PMGo to full article

The TV start times for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, at least those on the Fox Network anyways, look like they will remain the same in 2011.

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The Daly Planet

January 09, 2011

Taking A Timeout As America Focuses On A Tragedy

January 09, 2011 | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

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Sports takes a backseat when current events dictate. Saturday's shooting in Arizona has tensions high and we are going to take a timeout until facts are determined and the information is made available to the public. Thoughts and prayers with those who were wounded and the families of all involved.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011, 10:28:08 PM | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

New post will be coming along shortly. We are going to discuss your state of mind about NASCAR TV heading into the new season. That will be our topic for the weekend.

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Thursday TV/Media Notes

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 5:59:25 AM | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

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Let's try to get some things organized and answered as we head into the pre-season.

First, SPEED has committed to streaming all three days of the Daytona test online at the SPEED.com website live. There will be some TV as well, but the network is in the middle of a big Barrett-Jackson auction that was arranged well in advance of the Daytona pavement problems.

Here is the three day schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 20
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (SPEED.com)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (same-day delay) (SPEED TV)

Friday, Jan. 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (SPEED TV)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (SPEED.com)

Saturday, Jan. 22
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – (SPEED TV)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. – (SPEED.com)

The coverage is going to include on-track cameras live at a test for the first time in my memory. John Roberts and Jeff Hammond are going to host from the infield TV studio right above Victory Lane that SPEED has used in the past for testing review shows.

Steve Byrnes returns to a familiar role up in the TV booth with Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds alongside. It will be Krista Voda and Bob Dillner working the garage area as reporters. That is one stellar line-up for Internet streaming coverage.

What should be fun to watch is the format. There are normally no commercials in this type of coverage because it can be viewed worldwide. American TV commercials are normally targeted at a group, time period or demographic. What is on sale in the US may not be on sale in Canada or Australia. Therefore, most current TV commercials don't work online.

The on-air vibe may be quite different as well. Without trying to rush five minute segments between commercials, the webcast producer and director may find that they have many more tools at their disposal. In this format, there is no clock constantly ticking down to the next time the TV monster must be fed.

SPEED also returns Mr. Byrnes as the host of Race Hub on the Monday after testing. I am told the show will again be at 7PM for one hour on Monday through Thursday. No word on the time of the West Coast re-air as the SPEED website does not have full January schedules up quite yet.

SPEED is now setting its number of cable homes at 82 million for the start of 2011. That is a solid number and if the former niche network can get together the right group of compelling programming, it could be a big year for SPEED.

Over on ESPN2, it looks like NASCAR Now will return on Monday, February 7, 2011. The first week of shows are all thirty minutes, with the one-hour Monday roundtable returning on February 14. Allen Bestwick, Nicole Briscoe and Mike Massaro are back, but missing from the team will be Ray Evernham.

Click here or go to the previous story on this blog for the details. Evernham is moving off to work for Rick Hendrick developing a line of high-performance parts and vehicles. In addition, Evernham still has plenty on the table with ownership of a local dirt track in North Carolina and several other business interests.

There is no word yet from ESPN on whether they will replace Evernham or use existing analysts in his role on NASCAR Now and selected races.

As we mentioned before, no changes in the on-air line-ups for ESPN, FOX or SPEED. Charlotte Observer reporter Jim Utter passed along that Jim Shiftan is going to be producing for ESPN this season on the NASCAR beat. Good guy, liked by the crew and perhaps open to some new approaches to aspects of the coverage.

Brief Notes:

Don't forget Sunday at 6PM there is a new motorsports series on VERSUS called Dirt Knights. They also have a Facebook page, website and Twitter account if you want to check what they are about. The first show was solid, this is a grassroots racing effort to get a TV series on the air and we wish them the best of luck.

Information came in late Wednesday night from SPEED about the Chili Bowl. This unique indoor event takes place in late January in Tulsa, OK. It features USAC midget racers from all over the nation competing in endless heats leading up to a big final race. Something fun in the off-season with a strong tradition of racing. SPEED will carry an edited highlight program in February. Times and date has not yet been announced. Good news.

We will update any additional breaking TV or media news on this post all day Thursday. As always, we welcome your comments on any of these topics. Just click the comments button below to add your opinion to the conversation.

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Happy TV Trails To Ray Evernham

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 4:33:46 AM | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

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Tuesday afternoon Ray Evernham made official what many already knew. He was going to partner with Rick Hendrick on a project involving high-end autos.

Here is the official information from the media release:

Ray Evernham Enterprises (REE) has been retained to consult for the Hendrick Companies, a management company formed in 2005 to oversee strategic initiatives for chairman Rick Hendrick.

Founded in 2008 by successful auto racing crew chief, team owner and broadcaster Ray Evernham, REE will consult on special projects related to Hendrick’s core businesses. In that role, REE’s initial focus will be development of the Hendrick Performance retail brand of high-performance parts, vehicles, products and related services.

While this release did not specifically indicate that Evernham was done with TV, these tweets came shortly after the announcement from various members of the ESPN Motorsports team.

Andy Hall (PR Rep): Congratulations to Ray Evernham - we'll miss him at ESPN.

Jamie Little: Congrats to the great Ray Evernham. New opportunity! Your ESPN family will miss you!

Allen Bestwick: My friend has some great things ahead. Thanks for bringing it! We'll keep that song going for ya...

Marty Smith: Huge congratulations to Ray on the new gig at Hendrick Performance, but dang we'll miss him on the television. That dude is great on TV!

Ryan McGee: Congrats to Ray on new consultant gig w/Hendrick!. Will he still take me to the Knoxville Nationals this summer?

The choice that Evernham made has already brought plenty of comments and email related to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his struggling fortunes in the Sprint Cup Series. While no public statement was made on that topic, the media release indicated that Evernham would be working in a non-racing role for a different division of the Hendrick organization.

Still, the words "initial focus" in the release leave the door open for Evernham to have flexibility in the overall organization. We all know that successful owners exhaust every resource when they are trying to get a major team back on track.

In the short term, it's the fans and TV viewers who are going to take a step back. Evernham settled into his role in the ESPN studios on Monday as a part of NASCAR Now quite well. He and Ricky Craven partnered up to present a formidable studio pairing that really clicked on the air.

Allen Bestwick hosted the programs and when a character like Randy LaJoie was along for the ride it made for a fast-paced and informative hour. Bestwick drew a lot of NASCAR knowledge from Evernham, who switched hats between analyst, owner and former crew chief in the blink of an eye.

ESPN also used Evernham in the field, but with less success. The infield duo of Brad Daugherty and Rusty Wallace often spoke over top of Evernham when he joined them on race telecasts. While Bestwick as host tried to keep order, the enthusiasm level of Daugherty and Wallace often eclipsed their level of knowledge. It was clear where Evernham should have been from the start and that was up in the TV booth.

Andy Petree has been ESPN's primary NASCAR analyst since the new TV contract in 2007. Petree's role was not going to change and ESPN needed only one former crew chief in the TV booth. Evernham was the odd man out. Although his relief appearances in that role worked out well, Evernham was not going to replace Petree in the ESPN package.

Since this situation has been playing out, there has been a senior management change at SPEED. Patti Wheeler, Humpy's daughter, is a veteran TV executive who lives in the same area as Evernham. She now runs SPEED's programming and production divisions. In the blink of an eye, she can offer him a role on Race Hub that involves only a short drive to the SPEED studios from his home or job.

Also right down the street is the Sirius NASCAR studios. Evernham has a regular weekly role on Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody, so it should be interesting to see if Sirius tries to get him more involved on the satellite radio side of the business.

On a personal note, Evernham has been supportive of this website and it has been very pleasant dealing with both Ray and his wife over the past several years. Even if he drops from sight for a while, keep an eye out for Evernham to resurface in either a media or racing role. You know what they say, it's in his blood.

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SPEED Announces Internet Streaming For Daytona Test (Updated)

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The week started off with a bang in TV land! Our friends at SPEED are changing things up this season for the January Daytona testing.

Here is the schedule from SPEED. It includes a mix of Internet streaming and TV:

Thursday, Jan. 20

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (SPEED.com)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (same-day delay) (SPEED TV)

Friday, Jan. 21

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (SPEED TV)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (SPEED.com)

Saturday, Jan. 22

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (SPEED.com)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – (SPEED TV)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. – (SPEED.com)

Here is the official info that came out Monday afternoon:

SPEED and SPEED.com are presenting 23 hours of live testing coverage from Daytona Jan. 20-22 as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series engines roar back to life in the month of January for the first time in three years.

“The most important thing we do at SPEED is cover the NASCAR season from the minute the cars first hit the track until the champion makes his acceptance speech at the banquet each year and everything in between,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “We’re psyched that we get to start a little earlier now that Daytona testing is back, and based on what we heard from drivers at the Goodyear tire test in December, this is one test session you won’t want to miss.”

John Roberts and Jeff Hammond host SPEED’s on-air coverage from the studio above Victory Lane at Daytona. Steve Byrnes, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip will offer analysis throughout the practice sessions with reporting by Bob Dillner and Krista Voda. SPEED.com is presenting live streaming of all on-track activity with the exception of 3-5 p.m. ET Thursday, and will feature a rotation of on-air personalities.

Daytona testing coverage gives fans their first extended look at the new race surface at Daytona International Speedway -- a surface the racers expect will add to the level of excitement in February.

“It’s basically like going to a new track,” said four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, following the recent tire test. “What our engineers can do now with the cars is a lot more aggressive and totally different from what we have had in the past ... Now, it is all about speed, and I think it will make for more exciting race, more aggressive racing. I think you will be able to see us race three-wide lap after lap after lap.”

It looks like SPEED is trying to balance a Barrett-Jackson auction and Daytona testing with just one TV channel. This streaming is a great experiment and it should be interesting to see how mainstream NASCAR fans react to this approach.

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Daytona Testing Coverage Unknown

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The Daytona International Speedway is ready to go. The Preseason Thunder Fan Fest will kick-off the 2011 season. Thursday through Saturday, January 20 - 22, various teams will take to the new pavement for testing mixed with autograph signings and question and answer sessions for the fans on hand. Tickets are $20.

In addition to these activities, January 21 will bring a press conference featuring NASCAR Chairman Brian France. It is in Daytona's Infield Media Center that France is supposed to officially unveil the rules changes for 2011. It's quite possible that the Chase for the Championship format and some significant Nationwide Series rules changes will be announced. France will also interact with the media for questions on those topics and more.

One visit to the SPEEDtv.com website for the TV schedules shows the line-up for Thursday, January 20th. The only NASCAR-related program is a replay of the Sprint Cup Series race from Talladega at noon. Friday, there are no NASCAR shows on the schedule. Saturday, Race in 60 replays appear in the early morning hours. There is no other NASCAR programming on the schedule.

That seems a bit strange, because various on-air talent from SPEED have been saying on social media outlets that they are bound for Daytona to handle extensive coverage of this rather historic test. In the past, that coverage has consisted of a nightly review show featuring interviews.

In the new world order of online everything and total coverage, it would only make sense to try and start the season off with some bonus coverage so fans could see cars on the new pavement for the first time. Click here for a short video from a fan during the Goodyear tire test in December. Turn it up.

Not only is there no mention of the January test on the SPEED website, but surfing over to the NASCAR.com site will reveal the same thing. NASCAR.com was said to be increasing online video streaming this season of events just like this. Hassles over contracts and financial demands have kept fans in the dark for years where Internet video and NASCAR are concerned.

While NASCAR.com ended the season by streaming the final few races, there has been nothing released in reference to new plans for 2011. We were hoping for online video offerings of practice, qualifying and races. To say NASCAR is behind the curve on this one is being polite.

Over on Facebook, there is no mention of January Daytona plans on the SPEED page. There is, however, a 65% off sale at the SPEED pit shop. At the NASCAR Facebook page, there is no testing info for the over one million followers. Finally, DIS is just wrapping up KartWeek, so there are pictures of AJ Allmendinger in a go-kart but no testing coverage information.

It's been quite a while since NASCAR last turned a wheel on TV at Homestead. The December tire test was closed to the media. Two and a half weeks from now will be the first opportunity for NASCAR to show its stars on its most famous track and start the season with a bang.

Let's hope that NASCAR, SPEED and NASCAR.com can get on board and step-up to the challenge of offering more TV, online streaming and social media coverage as the sport begins a critical year.

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Final 2010 Stroll Down Memory Lane

Saturday, January 01, 2011, 12:29:38 AM | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

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It's been an off-season loaded with TV news and topics of interest. On this last day of 2010, take another peek at some key issues and feel free to leave a comment.

Just click on the title to read the story:

SPEED Will Not Be The NASCAR Network - The new shows for next season have been announced and NASCAR is not well represented. More lifestyle and enthusiast series with none of them about NASCAR. So much for the rumor that it was going to be all NASCAR in 2011.

Can A Video Game Save NASCAR? - The new "NASCAR 2011: The Game" is headed our way in February and the sport has a lot riding on the reception. The designers say the game is off the charts, but some folks are wondering if COT's will excite younger fans.

With Howard Stern Deal Done It's NASCAR Time - Sirius made it official, re-signing Howard Stern and making his show available online as well. Recently, Sirius made a new deal with the NFL that also allows for online streaming. The only major piece of the puzzle missing is NASCAR. It needs to happen now.

The Ethanol Time Bomb - Mainstream media is silent as Ford, Chevy and Toyota sue the EPA to prevent E15 gasoline from being distributed nationally. This is the same E15 that NASCAR just signed as a key sponsor and will run in all three national series in 2011. Good move for NASCAR or worst decision in history of the sport?

Can ESPN Save The NASCAR Hall Of Fame? - There are lots of suggestions on how to increase attendance at this attraction. Why not enlist NASCAR's biggest TV partner and let TV save the day? It makes a lot of sense.

Does The Sprint Cup Series Banquet Belong On TV? - Even with the move to Las Vegas the post-season function has no zip on TV. Does NASCAR need to tailor this event to please the fans or should this be a night for sponsors and teams?

NASCAR Fans About To Be Rebranded - 2011 will bring a new approach to dealing with the public, the media and the fan base. NASCAR is leaning on a group of brand marketers to revamp the sport's public image. These guys talk the talk, but now they have to walk the walk. It's showtime!

Hail To The Chief - NASCAR Chairman Brian France says everything is fine in TV land, the Chase is the best format and nothing major needs to change for 2011. I'll have some of what he's having please!

Thanks for stopping by The Daly Planet in 2010! Next season will mark our fifth year of this media project. It never would have worked without your participation. It should be very interesting to see what 2011 brings.

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The Dirt Knights Open The 2011 TV Season

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 6:08:31 AM | noreply@blogger.com (Daly Planet Editor)Go to full article

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You can look all you want on the VERSUS.com homepage for motorsports and all you will find is old IndyCar highlights. Only by typing "Dirt Knights" into the search box will the website reveal the new motorsports series that will open 2011 for racing fans starved for anything of substance.

This time of year, ESPN is long gone to college sports while SPEED is deep inside the endless replays of Barrett-Jackson auctions and assorted lifestyle shows. You have to wonder just how many times each episode of PINKS has been aired?

It seems ironic that a new homegrown TV series centered around some dirt track racers on VERSUS would be first out of the blocks. Click here to view the promo for Dirt Knights on YouTube. This show seems to have the same feel of THC's Madhouse without all the phony acting between the racing sequences.

Corey Dripps, Scott Green, Al Hejna, Mike Spaulding and Jon Tesch are the Dirt Knights. They race in the Unites States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) and are looking to transfer their love of racing through the TV show.

"This is a project that has been in the works for more than two years now," said Dripps in a media release. "For some, racing is a hobby and for others it’s how we make our living, but either way, we all love and respect this sport. We hope that people will tune in and be entertained, but at the same time we want to
convey what the racing life is really all about."

That just might be music to the ears of race fans who have been left scratching their heads over the lack of this type of programming on SPEED. In the meantime, VERSUS picked-up a Whelen Modified package last season and also carried the Quest for the Cup show during the Chase for the Championship. Now, that network expands again with an exclusive new series that already has fans buzzing.

Click here for the Dirt Knights Facebook page. Even before a single episode of the show has aired, there are over 13 thousand fans along for the ride. Click here for the Dirt Knights website, where much more content will be unveiled down the road. Right now, it contains a preview of the debut episode.

There is a lot of heart and soul in this TV effort. It's not a high-priced production company trying to manufacture drama or get ratings. It's a group of real racers putting themselves out there for all to see for better or worse. This is their money, their effort and the result of their hard work. What better story is there to tell?

Sunday at 6PM ET is the first airing and don't miss it because there is no West Coast re-air that night. VERSUS is kind of strange like that as the network's Comcast owners continue to try and figure out how to program a cable network. Each of the 13 Dirt Knights shows will be one hour long and it should be a kick to see this grassroots series finally on TV.

Clicking around the Internet can bring a lot more information about the drivers and series. Each driver has a website and the show is being discussed on motorsports forums all around the web.

Without a drop of NASCAR to be found on TV, Dirt Knights has chosen a nice time to debut the series. It might not be for everyone, but getting some original programming at this time of the year is a nice touch. Perhaps this can inspire other drivers and owners to get together and bring more stories of real racers to national TV.

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Silence Is Golden

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The off-season has been strangely quiet on the NASCAR TV front. As if we needed a reminder, both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series struggled on TV. The trucks again escaped that fate, content with a smaller package on SPEED that continued to return consistent ratings.

In the past, ESPN has announced changes in on-air talent shortly after the final race of the season in Homestead. This year, there was silence. For those who believed the new president of FOX Sports, Eric Shanks, might change some faces in the NASCAR on FOX line-up, he has not even addressed that topic.

So, it looks like FOX opens Daytona with Darrell Waltrip doing double-duty in the Hollywood Hotel and then the broadcast booth. Chris Myers has wrapped his first season of Inside NASCAR for Showtime and he is set to return as the NASCAR on FOX host.

Jeff Hammond has been a consistent presence for SPEED on Race Hub, the studio news and interview show. With that series returning on January 24 with host Steve Byrnes, fans should have several weeks of seeing Hammond before Speedweek rolls around.

Byrnes is intending to pull his own double-duty early in the year. He will host Race Hub Monday through Thursday, then travel to the FOX Sprint Cup Series weekends and return to his role as a pit reporter. SPEED has yet to announce if Byrnes will also work any practice or qualifying sessions. Krista Voda, John Roberts and Mike Joy filled that role once Byrnes left last season.

That puts Mike Joy back in the booth with Waltrip and Larry McReynolds. Voda, Byrnes, Matt Yocum and Dick Berggren are the pit road gang while Myers and Hammond man the Hollywood Hotel.

On the Nationwide side, ESPN seems set to return Marty Reid to his play-by-play role with Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree alongside. Allen Bestwick, Brad Daugherty and Rusty Wallace should man the Infield Pit Studio. Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch and Dave Burns are the pit road reporters.

The unknown in the ESPN equation is Ray Evernham. If he has made up his mind whether or not to return to TV in 2011, he has not passed it along. Evernham was said to finally be free of his legal ties to RPM and was mulling his future.

The truck series on SPEED also appears to have no changes. Rick Allen, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip are the team in the booth while Adam Alexander and Ray Dunlap report from pit road. Krista Voda is the pre-race host.

While SPEED has committed to the January test at Daytona, the network has still not released the talent line-up or the specifics of the planned mix of TV and rumored online streaming coverage. In the past, these shows have consisted of recaps after the fact because no TV production trucks were on-site to cover the track. It should be interesting to see what SPEED can do this season, especially with streaming coverage.

Behind the scenes, veteran Charlotte Observer reporter Jim Utter passed along that he was told James "Shifty" Shiftan will step into the ESPN race producer role vacated with the removal of Neil Goldberg last season. Shiftan took a leave of absence from NASCAR last year, leaving Coordinating Producer Jill Fredrickson to produce the final races.

So, as we make the turn and head once again into another NASCAR season it's very quiet in the TV world. It might just be that the NASCAR TV partners are trying to let the memories of 2010 slip away before turning their attention to the new Daytona pavement. Sometimes in TV land, silence really is golden.

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The Queen Of Social Media

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You might not know her name or even her face. FOX, ESPN and TNT don't know she exists. She has never won a major NASCAR race. She does not live in North Carolina. She does not sacrifice her dignity in TV commercials. She does not have a rich family.

Yet, Jennifer Jo Cobb has some of the most loyal fans in NASCAR. Cobb races full time in the Camping World Truck Series and runs a limited schedule on the Nationwide side. Although she has not yet won, to many fans that is not important.

In a racing world of egos and millionaires, Cobb is a refreshing change. Since her entry into the truck series, Cobb has chronicled her NASCAR experiences firsthand. Using her marketing and journalism background, Cobb has sidestepped the mainstream NASCAR media and created a direct link with her fans.

There is perhaps no better example in NASCAR of someone who has used social media, amateur NASCAR blogs and the Internet to develop effective sponsor exposure and a strong fan base. All of this is necessary due to one well-known fact.

"No one covers trucks, they just don't," said a popular NASCAR journalist to me in November. The drivers who get the most attention on TV in the truck races are the cross-overs from the Sprint Cup Series. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are big draws when they race a truck. For a single truck team owner/driver like Cobb, there is simply little help with exposure from the NASCAR media.

Cobb's answer was to make it personal. She has a thriving community on Facebook of pages for both her race team and for herself as a driver. On Twitter, Cobb speaks easily with fans and has created lasting bonds with many. The Internet is full of NASCAR blogs with stories and features on Cobb.

Here are just a few. Click on the title to read the story.

Jennifer Jo Cobb Is Quietly Making A Name For Herself from Female Racing News.com in October.

Jennifer Jo Cobb's Big Night Out from Corrina B's World in November.

Women In NASCAR Series: Jennifer Jo Cobb from Skirts and Scuffs in October.

Beyond The Cockpit: Jennifer Jo Cobb from Frontstretch in April.

The bottom line is that there has never been a better time for a female driver to make inroads in the sport. Even with 50% of the fan base being female, it's apparent that Danica Patrick did not click with the stock car set.

Cobb has a racing heritage from the Kansas City area where her father still battles on the dirt at Lakeside Speedway. Unlike Danica, fans have been able to watch Cobb make her way into the sport and interact with her from the start.

We all know the big sponsors in NASCAR, but there is just something about an owner/driver who started out with sponsorship from the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club, Wagner's Collision Repair and Take-N-Bake Pizza. Cobb is old school and makes no bones about where she came from and where she wants to go.

This year, some help did come from SPEED. The network televises the Camping World Truck Series and featured Cobb dressed as Ginger in the annual Halloween pre-race show. It got Cobb some TV exposure, but more than that it showed her as someone who gets it. A driver not too self-important to poke fun at themselves.

Tuesday, Cobb continues to leverage her position in the sport by appearing on CNN. In the 10PM ET Anderson Cooper 360 show, Cobb will be talking about the very different lifestyle that she has chosen both on and off the track. It's ironic that during the dark time for NASCAR on TV, the only person getting national TV exposure is a mid-pack single team truck series owner/driver.

In February, Cobb is set to make another splash when she shows up in NASCAR 2011: The Game. The new official NASCAR video game offering will have Cobb in the #13 red Ford Fusion with her own racing apparel company on the hood as the sponsor. This will put Cobb on the track with the big boys on gaming systems around the world.

There are plenty of young female drivers currently lurking just outside the three major NASCAR series. There is little doubt that they are watching Cobb navigate her way through the sport in control of her own team with financial and management responsibility. In this changing economy, Cobb may just be laying down a blueprint for female drivers to follow in the future.

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USATODAY.com Motor Sports News

January 09, 2011

Motocross rookie wonder Ryan Dungey has title repeat dreams

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 11:12:14 PMGo to full article

As the first rookie to capture the Supercross and Outdoor championships, Ryan Dungey doesn't have firsthand knowledge yet on the difficulty of ...

Carlos Sainz wins sixth stage of Dakar Rally, extends overall lead

Friday, January 07, 2011, 11:33:26 PMGo to full article

Carlos Sainz won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally Friday, extending his overall lead as the grueling race passes through the Atacama desert ...

Sainz, Coma keep overall leads after fifth stage in Dakar Rally

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 6:01:44 PMGo to full article

Stephane Peterhansel of France plowed through the Atacama Desert to win the fifth stage in the Dakar Rally and cut more than three minutes off ...

Marc Coma wins fourth stage at Dakar Rally, takes overall lead

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 8:04:11 PMGo to full article

Marc Coma took a slim lead of 2 seconds on motorbikes while Carlos Sainz stretched his advantage in cars by winning his third of four stages ...

Marc Coma wins third stage of Dakar Rally; cuts into bike lead

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 9:37:55 PMGo to full article

Spanish rider Marc Coma won the third stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, cutting into the overall lead in the bike category of defending champion ...

Izod IndyCar Series could lose sole tire supplier Firestone

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 5:39:57 PMGo to full article

One of the Izod IndyCar Series' best partners could be leaving the sport.

Defending champ Carlos Sainz extends lead after Dakar stage 2

Monday, January 03, 2011, 8:54:25 PMGo to full article

Defending champion Carlos Sainz stretched his lead in the Dakar Rally, winning the second stage Monday despite being barely able to see for about ...

Defending champ Carlos Sainz wins first stage of Dakar Rally

Sunday, January 02, 2011, 9:05:29 PMGo to full article

Defending champion Carlos Sainz won Sunday's first stage of the Dakar Rally, covering the 138-mile course in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 32 seconds. ...

Sixteen-day Dakar Rally kicks off from famed Obelisk in Buenos Aires

Saturday, January 01, 2011, 11:10:22 PMGo to full article

The Dakar Rally roared out of Buenos Aires with a ceremonial parade of hundreds of vehicles departing from its famed Obelisk on Saturday.

Formula One's Lewis Hamilton troubled by personal life

Monday, December 27, 2010, 9:27:06 PMGo to full article

Lewis Hamilton pointed to problems in his personal life as a contributing factor to his failure to recapture the Formula One title and said he ...

Richard Petty's team cuts back, will field two cars in 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010, 3:17:38 PMGo to full article

Richard Petty finished financially restructuring his race team and will field two fewer cars in 2011. The seven-time NASCAR champion said Monday ...

Jimmie Johnson's drive for five yields NASCAR title, respect

Monday, November 22, 2010, 1:10:59 PMGo to full article

As the championship coronation began for the fifth consecutive time, Jimmie Johnson seemed briefly dumbstruck while gazing through a shower of ...

Carl Edwards ends season on high note with two-race streak

Monday, November 22, 2010, 4:59:33 AMGo to full article

Ford 400 winner Carl Edwards turned to crew chief Bob Osborne and asked: "Why didn't you set the car up like this, before?" Laughter ensued in ...

Al-Attiyah, Lopez Contardo win stages

January 09, 2011Go to full article

Nasser Al-Attiyah won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, edging teammate and defending champion Carlos Sainz and fellow Volkswagen ...

http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/q3PNlut9uQ1ZrD7HVVTzfmS8ys8/0/diCarlos Sainz wins 6th stage of Dakar Rally

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:08:00 PMGo to full article

Carlos Sainz won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally Friday, extending his overall lead as the grueling race passes through the Atacama desert ...

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Yahoo! Sports - NASCAR News

January 09, 2011

Al-Attiyah, Lopez Contardo win stages (AP)

January 09, 2011Go to full article

Nasser Al-Attiyah won the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday, edging teammate and defending champion Carlos Sainz and fellow Volkswagen driver Giniel de Villiers. Sainz retained a narrow overall lead, 1 minute, 22 seconds ahead of Al-Attiyah and 21:11 ahead of Stephane Peterhansel in a BMW. In the bikes category, Francisco Lopez Contardo of Chile won the stage to delight home fans, 2:21...

Carlos Sainz wins 6th stage (PA SportsTicker)

Friday, January 07, 2011, 2:36:31 PMGo to full article

Carlos Sainz won the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday, maintaining his overall lead as the grueling race passed through the Atacama desert to the Chile-Peru border.

Potential Chase changes top storyline of 2011 (Yahoo! Sports)

Rick Hendrick made the bold move to pair Dale Earnhardt Jr. with Steve Letarte in 2011.Friday, January 07, 2011, 1:04:00 PMGo to full article

The Chase, the shakeup at Hendrick and will Dale Earnhardt Jr. win a race are questions to be answered this season.

 

 

India's Karthikeyan to drive for Hispania F1 (PA SportsTicker)

Friday, January 07, 2011, 3:38:15 AMGo to full article

Formula One team Hispania has confirmed the appointment of India's Narain Karthikeyan as one of its two race drivers for the 2011 season.

TMS announces plans for Pit Stop Park (NASCAR.com)

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 4:55:09 PMGo to full article

TMS announces plans for Pit Stop Park

Sunoco offering free fuel, 2011 Explorer in contest (NASCAR.com)

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 3:45:09 PMGo to full article

Sunoco offering free fuel, 2011 Explorer in contest

Kentucky Cup race tickets on sale Jan. 12 (NASCAR.com)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 4:40:12 PMGo to full article

Kentucky Cup race tickets on sale Jan. 12

Caraviello: At the shop, it's the busiest month of the year (NASCAR.com)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 3:10:10 PMGo to full article

Caraviello: At the shop, it's the busiest month of the year

Evernham to consult for Hendrick company (AP)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 6:39:13 PMGo to full article

Former NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham has signed on as a consultant for one of Rick Hendrick's companies.

Best Buy back with Allmendinger, 43 and RPM (NASCAR.com)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 2:55:17 PMGo to full article

Best Buy back with Allmendinger, 43 and RPM

Tracks, networks team up to sell naming rights (NASCAR.com)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 2:35:07 PMGo to full article

Tracks, networks team up to sell naming rights

Paddock named president of Chicagoland Speedway (AP)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 12:30:21 PMGo to full article

A former Gatorade executive has been hired as president of Chicagoland Speedway.

Menzer: Offering resolutions to NASCAR drivers for a prosperous new year (NASCAR.com)

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Menzer: Offering resolutions to NASCAR drivers for a prosperous new year

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