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Kurt Busch Wins Gatorade Duel Qualifying Race


 


Kurt Busch’s 2011 season ledger remains unblemished.  Busch drove his No. 22 Pennzoil/Shell Dodge Charger to victory in Thursday’s first Gatorade Duel (60-lap, 150-mile) at Daytona International Speedway.


Just as in his win in the Budweiser Shootout under the lights Saturday night, Busch had help from a drafting partner.  This time it was Regan Smith.  The two paired up early and stayed together the entire race, swapping positions occasionally to keep their racing machines from overheating.


The strategy worked to…

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Kurt Busch Wins Gatorade Duel Qualifying Race

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’