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How The ’69 Daytona Changed NASCAR

From the inception of NASCAR in 1948, GM, Ford, and Chrysler waged an ongoing, full-fledged battle for stock car supremacy. But the war reached fever pitch in the 60s as engineers, designers and even aerospace experts were drafted by the manufacturers to pursue the ultimate racing machine.


“Stock” cars, of course, are just that: cars offered both to race drivers on the circuit speedway and to ordinary folks on city streets in identical packages. As racing fans demanded more and more speed, stock car manufacturers, conscious of both target audiences, responded with cautious creativity.


Until 1969, that…

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How The ’69 Daytona Changed NASCAR

Weekend Preview: Allmendinger Looking To Make Texas Race A ‘Fun Afternoon’

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FORT WORTH (April 2, 2009) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the Lone Star state this weekend for the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The event is the seventh of 36 on the Sprint Cup Series’ regular-season schedule. Seven Dodge Chargers are guaranteed spots in a field of 43 for Sunday’s race. Dodge has two wins at TMS including Kasey Kahne’s victory at the spring event in 2006.

AJ Allmendinger (No. 44 Super 8 Dodge Charger) has used consistency to work his way up to 15th in the Cup driver point standings. His…

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Weekend Preview: Allmendinger Looking To Make Texas Race A ‘Fun Afternoon’

NASCAR Preview: Busch Hopes to ‘Clip’ Competition in Martinsville

BUSCH LOOKS TO BRING ‘AL’ COMPANY WITH MARTINSVILLE WIN

All Seven Dodge Teams Guaranteed A Starting Spot In Sunday’s Race

MARTINSVILLE, Va., (March 26, 2009) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into southern Virginia for this weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at the demanding flat short track of Martinsville Speedway. This weekend’s event is the sixth of 36 point’s races on the Sprint Cup schedule.

The .526-mile track, built in 1947, is often referred to as a ‘paper clip’ for its unique flat and low-banked oval configuration. Martinsville not only tests the mechanical fortitude of race teams, but patience…

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NASCAR Preview: Busch Hopes to ‘Clip’ Competition in Martinsville