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Daytona speed record set by Ford EcoBoost racer

Daytona speed record set by Ford EcoBoost racer

Although the American company went to great extent to establish the EcoBoost name as a synonym to the latest fuel-saving powertrain technology, there’s still power inside, as it recently demonstrated, establishing a new speed record at Florida’s legendary Daytona speedway. A prototype race car that employed a tuned up version […]

Report: NASCAR fans understand risks of attending races

Report: NASCAR fans understand risks of attending races

Many fans coming to watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday said they wouldn’t fear sitting where fans were injured the day before. However, some admitted they were concerned about the the cars roaring past at 190 mph so close to them. 44-year-old David Nobles, of Huntingtown, Maryland, told USA TODAY […]

NASCAR: Speedway renovation won’t affect Daytona 500 schedule

NASCAR: Speedway renovation won’t affect Daytona 500 schedule

Daytona International Speedway’s complete overhaul of the frontstretch grandstands may impact the summer race, but the Daytona 500 date will remain in February despite construction. Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III unveiled an ambitious project to overhaul the stands and bring them up to the level of new stadiums […]

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins Duel 1 for the Daytona 500

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins Duel 1 for the Daytona 500

Only days after winning the Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick won Thursday’s Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick will therefore start from the inside lane in Sunday’s Daytona 500. The race featured polesitter Danica Patrick, plus the entrants that finished in the odd-numbered positions from qualifying last Sunday. Patrick failed […]

NASCAR: New Fords “too slow” at Daytona

NASCAR: New Fords “too slow” at Daytona

The new Ford Fusion cars for NASCAR were described as being too slow by some drivers. Greg Biffle said his Roush Fenway Racing Ford was too slow to make a bid for the win in Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited. Furthermore, only two Ford drivers qualified in the top 10 during […]

NASCAR: Entry-list set for the Sprint Unlimited

NASCAR: Entry-list set for the Sprint Unlimited

Kyle Busch will attempt to defend his title in the non-points event that opens the Sprint Cup seasonm, the Sprint Unlimited. However, Busch will have to do it in a different type of car than last year, as the race marks the competitive debut of new Gen-6 cars, which have […]