NASCAR: Daytona Announces Preseason Thunder, Roar Test Days for 2015

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo — January testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway will start a week later in 2015, Track President Joie Chitwood announced. The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the critical three-day test for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge teams, is scheduled for Jan. 9-11. The season-opening 53rd anniversary …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: Nationwide Drivers Draft New Formulas For Daytona Success

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2014) – New year. New faces. New sponsors. New rules. All that and more combined to make the NASCAR Nationwide Series Preseason Thunder test a crucial success this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Twenty-five cars turned laps on the 2.5-mile high banks Saturday and Sunday, tuning up for the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300 (Feb. 22 at 1:15 p.m., broadcast on …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: It’s all in the family; Elliotts top Nationwide speed charts Saturday at Daytona

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January 11, 2014 — Report by Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Dustin Long photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Like father, like son. The draft has always come easy to drivers with the surname Elliott, and Saturday afternoon during NASCAR Nationwide Series drafting practice, 18-year-old Chase Elliott proved he’s learned a few tricks of the trade from his …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: Kwasniewski impresses; tops charts in first Nationwide session

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January 11, 2014 — Report by Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — When you find a gold mine, you want to utilize it for all it’s worth. And Turner-Scott Motorsports may well have found their gold mine. Their young charge, 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, rocketed to the top of the charts …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: Dillon Puts Historic No. 3 Atop Speed Charts At Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 11, 2014) – NASCAR via Getty Images photo – Austin Dillon knows there will be pressure racing the No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt. Today, he just raised the stakes with his first test in that car at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver planted the historic No. 3 atop the speed …

NASCAR NNS: Ragan To Make 100th Nationwide Start with Biagi-Denbeste at Daytona

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CONCORD, N.C. (January 10, 2014) – Biagi-Denbeste team photo – David Ragan, a race winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, will make his return to Nationwide racing with Biagi-DenBeste Racing in the DRIVE4COPD 300 Feb. 22 at Daytona International Speedway.  Making his 100thcareer Nationwide start, Ragan will drive the No. 98 Curb Records Ford at a track where he …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Chip Ganassi changes team name, drops Earnhardt from NASCAR operation

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January 9, 2014 — report from Bob Pockrass, Sporting News — AP photo — INDIANAPOLIS, IN — When Sprint Cup testing begins Thursday morning at Daytona International Speedway, there will be one well-known NASCAR name missing among the list of team owners. Earnhardt. The No. 1 and No. 42 Sprint Cup teams, which were run the last five years under the …

NNS: Gase to return to Jimmy Means Racing

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January 9, 2014 — Ed Siems photo — FOREST CITY, NC — Joey Gase will be returning to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014 with Jimmy Means Racing after the team ended the 2013 season on a good note at Phoenix International Raceway. Gase has partnered up with Db SALES Company and #DonateLife for his sponsors for select races throughout the 2014 season. The team …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dave Blaney reviving No. 77 Ford for team owner Randy Humphrey

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January 9, 2014 — Courtesy of Lee Spencer, FOX Sports — Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports photo — DENVER, NC — Dave Blaney will enjoy a reunion of sorts when he gets to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday for Preseason Thunder. Blaney is reviving the No. 77 Ford for Sprint Cup team owner Randy Humphrey. It’s expected to be a …

PRESEASON THUNDER: Rusty Wallace to Drive Miller Lite Ford at Test

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 8, 2014) – Jerry Markland/Getty Images photo – Team Penske and Miller Lite announced today that Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Famer and the 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, will drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion this Thursday, January 9 during a NASCAR test at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The occasion coincides with the 25th …

NASCAR: Preseason Thunder Rolls Into Daytona

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Januray 8, 2014 — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — The Thunder is about to invade Daytona. The Preseason Thunder, that is. WHAT: All three NASCAR national series will test at Daytona International Speedway from Thursday, Jan. 9 to Tuesday, Jan. 14. Throughout the weekend, drivers and NASCAR executives will take part in media availabilities. FOX Sports …

NNS: Chad Boat Making Jump To Nationwide Series for 2014

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MOORESVILLE, N.C.  (January 7, 2014) — Chad Boat Racing photo – Billy Boat Motorsports announced today that they will field the No. 84 Chevrolet driven by Chad Boat in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS).  The newly formed program, which operates out of a state-of-the-art facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, will run a minimum of 15 races this season. “I’m excited for …