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The Inside Line: It’s good to be with ‘The King’

Posted On July 07, 2014

(SportsNetwork.com) - Aric Almirola was only 112 days old when Richard Petty drove the No. 43 car to his historic 200th and final NASCAR win in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 1984.Petty, nicknamed "The King" for winning seven championships and scoring his record number of victories in NASCAR's premier series,…

NASCAR’s top teams form Race Team Alliance

Posted On July 07, 2014

Concord, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - A group of nine multi-car teams competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced on Monday they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance. Those teams currently included in the RTA are: Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard…

Almirola wins rain-shortened, wreck-filled race at Daytona

Posted On July 06, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Aric Almirola avoided two huge wrecks and benefited from the rain to win Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Thirty years after his team owner, Richard Petty, scored his historic 200th career NASCAR win, which came in the 400-mile race at Daytona, Almirola drove the famed No. 43…

Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona to Sunday

Posted On July 05, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mother Nature has interfered with racing at Daytona International Speedway once again. Persistent rain during the late afternoon and evening hours at Daytona forced the postponement of Saturday's Coke Zero 400. This 400-mile race has been rescheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. It will be televised on TNT.The start…

Gilliland wins rain-shortened qualifying at Daytona

Posted On July 04, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - David Gilliland got a lot of help from Mother Nature to win Friday's qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. This was the first time NASCAR's new knockout-style of qualifying was used for a Sprint Cup Series race at this famed superspeedway. But after the completion of…