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by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Location: Daytona Beach, Fla. Specs: 2.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 31°; Banking/Tri-oval: 18°; Banking/Backstretch: 3° Tickets/Info: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com 2010 Winners: Jamie McMurray...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro Two-car drafts continued to be the story of Speedweeks on Thursday, when the field for the 53rd Daytona 500 was set via the Gatorade Duel races. Duel No. 1 came down to a green-white-checker finish when Michael McDowell’s...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 99 Aflac Ford Team: Roush Fenway Racing Owner: Jack Roush/John Henry Crew Chief: Bob Osborne Years with current team: 8 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 2nd (2008) Hometown: Columbia, Mo. Born...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Vito Pugliese The Daytona 500 has had a few choice nicknames foisted upon it over the last 53 years – chief among them, “The Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing.” That being said, if it is going to have such a grand title attached to it, might it...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 24 Driver to End Hunger/DuPont Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports Owner: Rick Hendrick Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson Years with current team: 19 Under contract through: Lifetime Best points finish: 1st (1995, ’97...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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Random ruminations while at recess from racing: • Let me get this straight: Teams worked on their Daytona cars for months, brought them down in January to test, some went back and built new ones all the while carefully crafting a cooling system...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Team: Stewart-Haas Racing Owner: Tony Stewart Crew Chief: Darian Grubb Years with current team: 3 Under contract through: n/a Best points finish: 1st (2002, ’05) Hometown:...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro The name “Earnhardt” is synonymous with Daytona International Speedway. The late Dale Earnhardt won a total of 34 races and three poles at the historic speedway, while son Dale Earnhardt Jr. has 13 victories at the 2.5-mile...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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Well, that was … unique. New-look cars (noses and paint schemes), average speeds well over 200 mph, a surface we knew was Daytona but sure resembled Talladega, two-by-two drafts that evolved into four-car freight trains and the second-place car...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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I write this column every three or four years. At some point, you’d think I would just change the names and dates, but I guess that would be cheating. “NASCAR’s Season of Change.” Has a nice ring to it, no? The problem is for NASCAR, the “season...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Mike Neff There have always been races decided by strategy over speed in NASCAR, but pit calls in 2011 may play a bigger factor in race results than ever before. NASCAR has changed some rules for the upcoming racing season that will make the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 18 M&M’s/Wrigley Toyota Team: Joe Gibbs Racing Owner: Joe Gibbs Crew Chief: Dave Rogers Years with current team: 4 Under contract through: 2012 Best points finish: 5th (2007) Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev....
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 16 3M Ford Team: Roush Fenway Racing Owners: Jack Roush/John Henry Crew Chief: Greg Erwin Years with current team: 9 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 2nd (2005) Hometown: Vancouver, Wash. Born...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Team: Roush Fenway Racing Owners: Jack Roush/John Henry Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig Years with current team: 12 Under contract through: 2011+ Best points finish: 1st (2003) Hometown: Cambridge...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Team: Joe Gibbs Racing Owner: Joe Gibbs Crew Chief: Greg Zipadelli Years with current team: 4 Under contract through: 2011+ Best points finish: 16th (2010) Hometown: Middletown, Conn....
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 56 NAPA Toyota Team: Michael Waltrip Racing Owner: Michael Waltrip/Rob Kauffman Crew Chief: Pat Tryson Years with current team: 2 Under contract through: 2011+ Best points finish: 11th (2007) Hometown: Mayetta...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet Team: Richard Childress Racing Owner: Richard Childress Crew Chief: Gil Martin Years with current team: 11 Under contract through: 2012+ Best points finish: 3rd (2010) Hometown:...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 11 FedEx Toyota Team: Joe Gibbs Racing Owner: Joe Gibbs Crew Chief: Mike Ford Years with current team: 7 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 2nd (2010) Hometown: Chesterfield, Va. Born: November...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/McDonald’s Chevrolet Team: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Owner: Chip Ganassi/Teresa Earnhardt Crew Chief: Kevin “Bono” Manion Years with current team: 2 Under contract through: 2012+ Best points...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports Owner: Rick Hendrick Crew Chief: Steve Letarte Years with current team: 4 Under contract through: 2012 Best points finish: 3rd (2003) Hometown...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Team: Hendrick Motorsports Owner: Rick Hendrick Crew Chief: Lance McGrew Years with current team: 3 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 2nd (1990, ’94, ’98, ’02, ’09)...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Team: Penske Racing Owner: Roger Penske Crew Chief: Steve Addington Years with current team: 6 Under contract through: 2014+ Best points finish: 1st (2004) Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Team: Richard Childress Racing Owner: Richard Childress Crew Chief: Todd Berrier Years with current team: 8 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 3rd (2000) Hometown:...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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2011 Driver Countdown No. 39 U.S. Army/Tornados Chevrolet Team: Stewart-Haas Racing Owner: Tony Stewart/Gene Haas Crew Chief: Tony Gibson Years with current team: 3 Under contract through: 2011 Best points finish: 6th (2002, ’03, ’05...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago

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