Monthly Archives: February 2011

Waltrip Slingshots Past Sadler For Daytona Truck Win

February 20th, 2011 | by NASCAR Wire Service

Ten years to the day from his first victory in the Daytona 500, Michael Waltrip made a slingshot pass of Elliott Sadler at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag finish Friday night to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton Win Gatorade Duels

February 17th, 2011 | by NASCAR Wire Service

Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton each won a Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race for the first time on Thursday. Busch will start on the pole because Dale Earnhardt Jr has to go to the back

Congresswoman: DoD’s NASCAR Sponsorships A Waste

February 16th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

Congresswoman calls Department of Defense's sponsorship deal with NASCAR teams a waste of money, saying that it has very little to do with enlistment numbers or troop readiness

Toyota Plans To Run Redesigned Camry In Cup In 2013

February 14th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

Toyota plans to run its Camry model in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013, but it will not be the same model that currently runs in the series. Toyota is planning on unveiling a redesigned Camry for the 2012 model year, and hopes to incorporate those changes into its Cup model in

NASCAR Makes Changes To Eliminate Two-Car Tandems

February 14th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

NASCAR has made two technical changes to limit the two-car drafting that was prevalent in the Bud Shootout. The air inlet for the cooling system will now be 2 1/2 inches tall by 20 inches wide, and the pressure release valve on the water system will be set at 33 pounds per square inch

Earnhardt Jr Wins Pole For Daytona 500; Gordon Second

February 14th, 2011 | by NASCAR Wire Service

Dale Earnhardt Jr edged Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the top starting spot in next Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 with a lap of 48.364 seconds (186.089 mph)

Guy Named Crew Chief For TRG Motorsports’ No. 71, Lally

February 14th, 2011 | by Michael J Smith

TRG Motorsports announced that NASCAR veteran Jay Guy will serve as crew chief for the team's No. 71 entry in the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season. Guy moves to TRG from Penske Racing, where he served as Cup crew chief for Brad Keselowski last season.

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