Tom Time Blog: NASCAR Preseason Thunder – Ole’ Timers and New Rules

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Blog by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo by Getty Images/NASCAR NASCAR’s Preseason Thunder at Daytona always leaves us with lots to talk about even if it’s usually not earth-shattering in nature.  Every year it seems like the speed charts produce some unexpected names at the top…and at the bottom. Test speeds are not really always reliable as …

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 …

NNS: Bill Elliott to test Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car for JRM

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January 7, 2014 — courtesy of David Caraviello, NASCAR — Geoff Burke/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — MOORESVILLE, NC — When Chase Elliott slides behind the wheel for his first NASCAR Nationwide Series test this weekend, he knows his legendary father will be right there behind him — perhaps even literally, since they’ll both be on the race track. The 18-year-old Elliott, who Monday was …

NASCAR: Dale Jr. nabs 11th-straight Most Popular Driver Award

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December 4, 2013 — via NASCAR.com — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was announced Thursday as winner of the NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award for a record 11th consecutive time. Earnhardt topped the fan balloting, conducted by the National Motorsports Press Association, with more than 700,000 votes to continue a streak that began in 2003. His 11th award broke a tie for most consecutive …