NASCAR Media Tour Photos & Notes – Day Four

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NASCAR Media Tour Photos & Notes – Day Four

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A Dream Season For Roush Fenway’s “Dream Team”

Travis Pastrana (L), driver of the #99 Boost Mobile Toyota, and Trevor Bayne, driver of the #16 Ford. Drive One./Ford Mustang Ford, attend NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2012 in Daytona Beach, FL.Photo - Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Travis Pastrana (L), driver of the #99 Boost Mobile Toyota, and Trevor Bayne, driver of the #16 Ford. Drive One./Ford Mustang Ford, attend NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2012 in Daytona Beach, FL.
Photo – Tom Pennington/Getty Images

On Thursday, Jack Roush said that his driver line-up for 2013 at Roush Fenway Racing is a “dream team”. So will Roush Fenway Racing have a dream season?

There are five drivers in the Roush Fenway stable this season. Sprint Cup drivers include Carl EdwardsGreg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse JrTrevor Bayne and, new addition, Travis Pastrana will run for the Nationwide title in 2013. Continue reading

Round Two of Sprint Cup Testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway – Entry List

Teams will have a second crack at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Generation six car before the new season starts. Sprint Cup teams will test at Charlotte Thursday and Friday. Many more teams will be at Charlotte those two days, than the first test in mid December of 2012. There are 33 cars on the entry list for the test session, where drivers and crews should find out much more about the Generation six car and what they can do to improve with more drivers’ input. Continue reading

Sprint Cup Testing at Daytona Notes & Quotes

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Notes-QuotesSCSLogo333x250With the Daytona’s Preseason Thunder Gen-Six testing underway there’s already a lot of enthusiasm from drivers, teams and fans!

The much anticipated testing of NASCAR‘s Generation-Six car at Daytona brings a rush of excitement and leaves everyone anxious for more as we contemplate the beginning of the season in February. In fact, the word of day has been “excitement,” from every corner of the NASCAR arena.

Notes & Quotes from Daytona offers fans, bits and quips of the sights and sounds from the World Center of Racing and Worthy of Note commentary to keep you in the loop with all the flurry of action and reactions from on and off the track. So stay tuned for updates for each day.  Continue reading

Entry List for Sprint Cup Daytona Testing

Daytona Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway on January 14, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Daytona Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway on January 14, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Sprint Cup testing from Daytona will take place starting tomorrow. Testing is from 9am to 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with mid day breaks. The test session will be televised live on SPEED everyday as well as on speedtv.com. If weather becomes a factor, NASCAR will allow testing on Sunday.

Below is the entry list to give you a head start on tomorrow. Continue reading

NASCAR Nuggets from the Net: December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

NASCAR Fans mark your calendars to set your DVRs for Daytona Testing  Jan 10 – 12 with SPEED and SPEED.com coverage all three days.

SPEED schedule for Daytona testing – all times Eastern and live:

Each day begins at 9am to 12pm on SPEED.com. Coverage continues at 1pm to 5pm on SPEED, with an encore of the 3-5pm sesson at 6pm to 8pm on SPEED. SPEED

Also, SPEED is announcing their coverage of Speedweeks 2013, and the beginning of the new racing season!

Start Times Finalized for Speedweeks 2013 Events

For the fourth straight year the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb 24, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race is scheduled for a 1pm ET start.

The race will be broadcast live on FOX.

Start times for the other remaining events of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 at Daytona International Speedway are as follows:

  • The 51st anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race, Jan 26-27, 3:30pm – SPEED
  • The Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series, Saturday, Feb 16, 4:30pm – SPEED
  • The Daytona Shootout non-points event, Saturday, Feb 16, 8pm – FOX
  • Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, Sunday, Feb 17, 1pm – FOX
  • Budweiser Duel at Daytona, Thursday, Feb 21, 2pm – SPEED
  • NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Friday, Feb 22, 7:30pm – SPEED
  • DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Saturday, Feb 23, 1pm

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski will begin his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title defense in the season-opening 55th annual Daytona 500, which will mark the debut of the new 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Dubbed “Gen 6,” the new-look sixth generation cars highlight greater brand identity for the manufacturers.

Matt Kenseth, who won the 2012 Daytona 500 with Roush Fenway Racing, will attempt to be the first driver since Sterling Marlin – 1994/1995 – to win “The Great American Race” for a second straight year with his new team Joe Gibbs Racing. SPEED 

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