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6th Annual Rev'ed Up 4 kids cars show boast big prizes!

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The 6th Annual Rev'ved Up 4 Kids charity car show will take place on May 1, 2011 at Vic's Garage in Torrance, California, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will benefit The Center For Learning Unlimited. 15 High School Auto-Tech Teams will be competing for College Scholarships and the Division 7 Championship, giving them a chance to compete in front of thousands of spectators at the National Championship "Showdown at SEMA" at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. $1,060,000.00 TO BE OFFERED IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY TO HOT RODDERS OF TOMORROW PARTICIPANTS!

Following is the breakdown of the scholarships for each division from each college:
1st Place $5,000 each student
2nd Place $3,000 each student
3rd Place $2,000 each student
$1,000 will be awarded to each non-placing student.





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IndyCar Racer Davey Hamilton Joins Impact by MasterCraft Safety As IndyCar Representative

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MasterCraft Safety has made huge investments in the Impact brand since announcing their purchase of the safety equipment manufacturer from racing pioneer Bill Simpson last December. Those investments come in many forms, but none is more important than the people who work at Impact by MasterCraft Safety. The latest announcement to stun the racing community is the addition of Davey Hamilton as Impact by MasterCraft Safety’s new IndyCar Representative, effective immediately. Hamilton has raced in nine Indianapolis 500 events during his illustrious career, with a best finish of fourth place in 1998.

IndyCar racer Davey Hamilton is the newest addition to Impact by MasterCraft Safety

“This is a huge addition for us,” explained MasterCraft Safety and Impact CEO, Robbie Pierce. “I know how to manufacture a seat that can soak up three foot whoops and I am also well-versed on the unique design elements off-road racers are looking for from their helmets and driving suits. A competitor in open-wheel that is doing 210+ mph will have different design requirements and needs. Whether racing in the Baja 1000 such as I do or the Indy 500 like Davey, I can appreciate having products that are relevant and specifically tailored to each form of motorsports. Davey is the perfect person to fill this critical position in open-wheel as his knowledge and input will provide valuable insight and allow us to create specifically tailored and relevant products.”

“I couldn’t be happier,” Hamilton confessed. “I have been a loyal user and advocate of Impact products for years and Robbie Pierce and I have a lot in common. We aren’t just selling products; we are racers to the core.” They also both know the value of properly engineered safety gear after enduring horrific crashes. Pierce suffered a terrible accident while short course racing in August of 2010, breaking both collarbones, multiple ribs, and damaging his knee.

Davey Hamilton was involved in a devastating crash at Texas Motor Speedway June 9, 2001, nearly resulting in the loss of his legs and feet. The road to recovery for Hamilton required 21 operations and two years of intensive rehabilitation before he could walk again. He has been a strong advocate for improved safety ever since. Demonstrating the iron will that he has become famous for, Hamilton returned to IndyCar racing in 2007 for the 91st running of the famous Indianapolis 500. His strong desire and determination to once again compete resulted in a top ten finish in the rain-shortened race.

Hamilton has acted as an ambassador for open-wheel racing for years through the Indy Racing Experience and providing driver analysis for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. The Indy Racing Experience is a unique two-seat IndyCar which is used to give fans, VIPS, and celebrities unforgettable rides at various tracks throughout the United States. Now Hamilton will be putting those skills to use representing Impact by MasterCraft Safety. Davey Hamilton will be attending all upcoming IndyCar races and taking that knowledge back to Impact by MasterCraft Safety's Brownsburg, Indiana headquarters to help design innovative new safety products.

About MasterCraft:
Based in Santee, California, MasterCraft Safety is the leading manufacturer of suspension seating and restraints used in applications as varied as desert racing and military vehicles. The common theme is that MasterCraft Safety is the first choice in environments where safety can mean the difference between life and death. With the recent addition of Impact by MasterCraft, the full spectrum of safety equipment from helmets to footwear is available for any and all forms of racing, including NASCAR and top tier open-wheel racing.
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2011 Corvette Funfest Entertaiment Announced

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Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California - Legendary former lead guitarist from the Eagles to perform at Corvette Funfest 2011

Following a tradition of headlining entertainment, Mid America Motorworks is excited to announce that Don Felder will be performing Saturday, Sept. 17, at Corvette Funfest 2011. Former lead guitarist for the Eagles for 27 years, Felder wrote the music for the iconic "Hotel California." He brought a rock edge to the group with his steel guitar when he joined the Eagles in 1974.

"Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California" will give Corvette enthusiasts a chance to hear their favorite Eagles songs performed live by Felder and his band. As a long-time member of the band and co-writer of their biggest hit, Felder delivers an unforgettable performance. Felder is a four-time Grammy winning performer and a member of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.

The 18th Annual Corvette Funfest is scheduled for Sept. 16-18, 2011 at Mid America Motorworks' corporate campus in Effingham, Ill. The Saturday evening concert is a highlight of the three-day event celebrating Corvettes. Past Funfest performers include REO Speedwagon, The Beach Boys and The Guess Who. Enthusiasts from all over the world attend Funfest for the outstanding entertainment as much as for their passion of the hobby.

Register today for Corvette Funfest, "America's Star Spangled Corvette Event." The celebration is packed full of activities, including expert technical seminars, celebrity guests like Corvette Market's Keith Martin, a Fun Run Road Tour, Downtown Street Party, Burn Out and Exhaust Wars and much more.
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ROUSH Performance Entering New Production 2012 ROUSH Stage 3’s in the Ultimate Endurance Test

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ROUSH Performance will be entering two of their 2012 ROUSH Stage 3™ Mustangs in the “2011 Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Motor Trend”. The RS3’s competing in the One Lap of America event will be straight out of the ROUSH factory and will be configured with options available to anyone who orders a 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 from their local ROUSH authorized Ford dealership. The One Lap 2012 RS3’s will be powered by an asphalt shredding 540hp ROUSHcharged™ 5.0L and will ride along on the ROUSH Competition 6-Piston Brake Package and ROUSH Competition Coil-over Suspension System.

The ROUSH Stage 3’s competing in the One Lap will be piloted by professional drivers Jack Roush, Jr. and Billy Johnson, both who are currently competing in the No.61 Roush Performance Ford Mustang in the Grand Am Series. “I can’t wait to get the new RS3 out on the road or even better, the track. I think the One Lap of America is a perfect event to showcase the new RS3 and its ability to be driven to a track, put through the paces, and driven back home. Billy and I are looking forward to personally proving out the 2012 ROUSH Stage 3’s drivability and performance capabilities.” said Jack Roush, Jr.

In addition to the official entries in the 2011 One Lap, ROUSH will be providing a new Stage 3 convertible as the official media vehicle for the week long event. The RS3 convertible will be utilized to follow the event and provide real-time updates about the One Lap event and ROUSH Performance vehicles as they navigate across the country…tearing up a few racetracks along the way. For updates and to see how the ROUSH One Lap Teams are doing, log onto and “friend us” on Facebook.

About One Lap of America
The Tire Rack One Lap of America is a motorsports contest run exclusively on private, closed courses. The 2011 event will run from April 30, 2011 to May 7, 2011. The 8 day event will have 18 stages conducted at 10 venues and traveling over 3,500 miles. The legendary Brock Yates created the infamous Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy in the 1970's. The current edition is headed by Brock Yates, Jr. and the 2011 event will be the 28th annual running of the event.
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Champion Brands Becomes Official Diesel Oil of NADM

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Champion Brands LLC is proud to announce that it has signed an official product sponsorship agreement with the National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM), and will be the official Diesel Oil of this sanctioning organization. “We are excited about our new partnership with the NADM race series,” stated Champion’s VP Mike Reddick, “In addition to being the premiere sanctioning series for competitive Diesel racing; it is an ideal proving ground for our new “Blue Flame” Performance Diesel Motor Oil technology.” Reddick added, “We had great success in just about every high performance market, but we are new to the racing diesel market. By being an official product of NADM we hope to reach racers and create awareness about our rich 55 year history and our expansive line of “purpose-­‐built” Blue Flame Diesel Motor oils.”

Champion Brands Blue Flame Motor Oils are formulated with workhorse high-­‐zinc performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN supported by a carrier blend of synthetic and conventional base fluids. In addition, Champion Brands Blue Flame Diesel Motor Oil delivers unmatched high temperature film strength and lubricity protection, has the muscle to combat oil shear, maximizes and sustains cylinder compression, and is proven to increase engine horse power and torque. Champion Brands Blue Flame Diesel Motor Oils are purpose built for extreme protection and performance.

About the NADM Series: The National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM) founded in 2006 is an association that promotes and is open to all diesel motorsports associations, clubs and events. NADM holds numerous National and Regional performance diesel events around the country with a focus on diesel drag racing, sled pulling, and Dyno competitions.

About the Champion: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion Brands, LLC also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Brands Blue Flame Diesel Engine Oil contact your nearest Champion distributor, or visit Champion's website!
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Washington State Enacts SEMA Street Rod/Custom Vehicle Bill Into Law

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Washington joined the growing list of states to enact SEMA model legislation to amend the vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and create a classification for custom vehicles.. The bill was approved by the Washington State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire. Under the new law, a street rod is defined as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 30 years old and manufactured after 1948. Importantly, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.

Washington joins California (2001), Illinois (2002), Missouri (2004), Rhode Island (2004), Hawaii (2004), Montana (2005), Maine (2005), Colorado (2006), Arkansas (2007), Virginia (2007), Nevada (2007) Florida (2007), Idaho (2008), Iowa (2008), Tennessee (2008), Wyoming (2009), Utah (2009), North Carolina (2009) and Massachusetts (2010) as states that have enacted similar bills into law.

The new law allows for the use of non-original materials, provides for special license plates and exempts street rods and customs from the law requiring vehicles to be equipped with a hood and bumpers. The law also exempts street rods and custom from emission test requirements. Vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, and similar functions.
“As in the other states that have enacted the SEMA model, the new Washington law recognizes the unique nature of these vehicles as hobbyist cars,” said SEMA Vice President, Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “For many vehicle enthusiasts in Washington and throughout America, building, maintaining and enjoying their vehicles is a favorite pastime. This law represents an opportunity to acknowledge their commitment to the hobby and to protect it for future generations.”
The new law is the product of months of consultation with state legislators, regulators and the local hobbyist and business community, including Art and Craig Morrison of SEMA member Art Morrison Enterprises in Fife, Washington. “It was an honor being involved in the political system to create positive change and to give back to the automotive enthusiasts of Washington State,” Craig Morrison said. “The SEMA model legislation that Senator Carrell sponsored should definitely make it easier for enthusiasts in the evergreen state to get their vehicles out on the road.”

Washington State Senator Mike Carrell, the bill’s sponsor, remarked, “I couldn’t believe how important this bill had become to those in the hobby-car community. I’ve received dozens of e-mails, phone calls and letters – one from as far away as Paris, France – thanking me for sponsoring this bill. There’s a huge groundswell of support for this legislation, and as a car collector myself I’m very proud to have sponsored it.”

The model bill will continue to be pursued by SEMA in states that either don’t have registration classifications for these vehicles or have laws that are lacking in some way. SEMA efforts are ongoing this year to work with the state legislatures in New York, New Jersey and Texas on this initiative and to add others to that list in the coming legislative sessions.

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $27.9 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,461 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit www.sema.org or www.enjoythedrive.com.
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Oldsmobile performance guru Joe Mondello dies

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The automotive performance world was dealt a sudden blow on Wednesday when word of Joe Mondello‘s passing began to circulate. Mondello had undergone surgery to treat an intestinal blockage, leading to complications that claimed his life. He was 74.

Most car enthusiasts today associate Mondello with Oldsmobiles and drag racing, as this was where he’d focused much of his efforts in recent decades, though in actuality, Mondello had involvement with numerous other types of engines, and in a variety of motorsports.

Mondello was born in Southern California and got his first automotive job before he could legally drive, at age 14. This position provided lots of automotive engine education, and led to doing valve jobs for his boss, who was impressed enough by the young apprentice’s drive and enthusiasm to allow Mondello to work on the shop’s flathead-powered circle track racer.

This in turn led to his next job, porting and relieving Ford flathead engine blocks for increased performance; it was this work that would form the foundation of Mondello’s vast contributions to automotive performance and racing.

Building a hot rod Ford was a natural, and Mondello’s 1940 coupe saw action at airports and dragstrips across Southern California. His ability to make power was recognized early on, and he soon became known for his prowess at reworking cylinder heads to optimize airflow and combustion efficiency. In fact, Mondello had gone so far as to design his own combustion chamber, dubbed the Posi-Flow, which was first applied to Chevrolet racing engines in the early ’60s with great success; it’s a design that would later be used by multiple auto manufacturers and makers of performance aftermarket cylinder heads alike.

Further recognition of Mondello’s abilities led to numerous notable collaborations, including a part-time stint for Carroll Shelby that yielded the engines for the Shelby Cobras that swept the first four places of Le Mans in 1964. Famed race-engine shop, Traco, then known for winning Indy and sprint car engines, began using Mondello-built cylinder heads exclusively. Mondello was also involved in his own racing effort, as part of the Mondello-Matsubara team, competing with a Fuel Altered. The effort produced the fastest wedge-headed Chevrolet at the time, and Mondello heads were soon found on virtually all of the top competitors’ engines; the first 7-, 6- and 5-second passes in Top Fuel would all be made using Mondello heads, among numerous other drag racing records.

There would be plenty of other records and victories, at venues that included Pikes Peak, Bonneville, and even on the water with various racing boats. Research and development work from manufacturers included cylinder-head programs for Oldsmobile, Ford, AMC, Harley-Davidson, Polaris and others; his work with the aftermarket was simply too vast to detail in this space.

Along the way, Mondello started Mondello Performance Products, providing an array of engines and components to performance and racing enthusiasts, and also founded the Mondello Technical School to teach others the engine-building and head-porting skills he’d accrued over his career. Though Mondello Performance Products had been run by his business partner in recent years, Mondello had continued to educate others at his school up until his passing.
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WORLD CHILDREN’S TRANSPLANT FUND TO HONOR CARROLL SHELBY AT “GLOBAL PARTNERS DINNER”

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Carroll Shelby Foundation to sponsor WCTF’s dinner fundraiser

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Flaming River Synthetic Power Steering Fluid

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Formulated for High Performance Steering Systems! This newly developed line of Synthetic Power Steering Fluid is a natural addition to Flaming River’s Power Rack and Pinions and Power Steering Accessory product lines.

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OPENING NIGHT: IRWINDALE’S TOYOTA SPEEDWAY

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THE TOYOTA DEALERS of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESENT:
OPENING NIGHT: TOYOTA SPEEDWAY 2011
NASCAR, MONSTER TRUCKS & METAL MULISHA!
This Saturday April 2 : Gates open at 4PM

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Champion Brands Expands 2011 Racing Contingency Program

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The Racing and Performance Division of Champion Brands has expanded their 2011 National Racing Contingency Award Program, providing support for participants in most recognized sanctioned racing events in North America including the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA).

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Flowmaster Now Part Of B&M Automotive Group

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The B&M Automotive Group announced the addition of Flowmaster, Inc. to its portfolio of automotive performance industry brands. An industry leader in exhaust technology, Flowmaster Inc., will now become an integral part of the B&M Racing and Performance, Hurst Shifters, and Hurst Driveline Conversions team of outstanding aftermarket brands.

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GATEWAY CLASSIC MUSTANG DEBUT

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GATEWAY CLASSIC MUSTANG DEBUTS ON SPEED DURING 2010 OPTIMA ULTIMATE STREET CAR INVITATIONAL

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Heidts Performance Car Challenge 2011

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The Heidts Performance Car Challenge team is excited to announce that the 2011 Heidts Performance Car Challenge, taking place at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL, will include a full-scale car show as an additional element to the event!

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Royal Purple Reel Wars

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$5000 for the best video showcasing Royal Purple products in real applications!

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Good Guys annouces dates for 2nd Spring Nationals

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Goodguys 2nd Spring Nationals

Over 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972, plus commercial and vendor exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale corral, model car show, Goodguys AutoCross, awards ceremony and more.

When: 2011-03-11 through 2011-03-13, 8 am to 5 pm
Location: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
Cost: $18 general adm., kids (7-12) $16, kids 6 and under free


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Barry Grant closes its doors

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Barry Grant Inc. has ceased operations as of last Friday. The company included BG Fuel Systems, Demon Carburetion, Nitrous Works, Rush Performance Filters and Triple D Induction. The following statement was issued on the Barry Grant Inc. Facebook page:

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NASCAR: Army General Defends Sponsorship

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Not surprisingly, Army Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley is quick to defend the upwards of $10 million the government spends on sponsorship of NASCAR teams. He spoke out in Daytona Beach, Fla., shortly after a Minnesota congresswoman earlier this week introduced an amendment seeking to end the practice. The amendment was voted down late Friday. Freakley said his command’s $7.4 million annual sponsorship has paid off in 46,000 recruiting leads directly from NASCAR.

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Rookie Trevor Bayne wins crash-filled Daytona 500

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Longtime NASCAR team-owner Eddie Wood said he thinks Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will be stock-car racing's next big deal. Not lower case “the next big deal” but more formally, “The Next Big Deal.” And that praise from a respected owner, mind you, comes after only Bayne's second career Sprint Cup Series start. Talk about lofty expectations.

“What I noticed right off is that he knows how to do this,” Wood said on Sunday night at Daytona International Speedway. “I was talking to Richard Petty earlier in the week about how well Trevor had done in the qualifying race; about how do you [run comfortably in heavy traffic at Daytona] your first time? We decided he didn't know how to do it wrong.

“This is all new to him, brand-new. So however he did it, it was correct. He caught on to the way that everyone else was doing it. He's got tremendous awareness in the car. The great ones are like that. I've listened to a lot of drivers on the radio and he reminds me of the great ones. I told somebody the other day that I feel he just might be the next big deal . . . and I think he is, I really do.”

Of course, Wood's frame of reference changed somewhat in the days after that conversation with Petty. On Sunday night--again, in only his second career Cup start--the 20-year-old Tennessee native pulled off one of NASCAR's biggest upsets by winning the Daytona 500.

“It's just unbelievable,” Wood said, closer to tears than he wanted to be. “It really hasn't sunk in yet. I think for all of us in the family, this is our biggest win.”

In a fairytale finish for the ages, Bayne held off an established star and a former champion to win the 500, which went into double overtime. His stunning victory came on a picture-perfect day that saw both positive and negatives records at Daytona. Among them: 74 lead changes, 22 leaders, 16 cautions and 60 caution laps. And this statistic was mostly overlooked: 64 of the 74 lead changes were for five or fewer consecutive laps. Clint Bowyer led 10 consecutive laps during one stretch, and Ryan Newman led 11 during another. Sixteen of the 22 leaders led for fewer than 10 laps.

Bayne, on loan to Wood Brothers Racing from Roush Fenway Racing, inherited the lead on lap 202 when officials black-flagged leader David Ragan for jumping the next-to-last restart. A multicar crash on that restart forced Bayne to endure a second restart, this one as the leader. With a solid push from former series champ Bobby Labonte, he led the final six laps, the only time he'd led all afternoon. Carl Edwards charged from 10th on the restart to finish second, with long-shot David Gilliland coming home third. Labonte fell back in the final moments to fourth, just ahead of Kurt Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, Regan Smith, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Mark Martin.

Until the final quarter-mile or so, Bayne fully expected Edwards, Labonte, Gilliland and Busch to rumble past and push him to, perhaps, outside of the top-five finishers. “Honestly, it seemed a little too easy at the end,” he said. “I expected another pack to come up just like they had been doing the whole time. On the last straightaway, I raced defensively. I saw Carl coming, so I pulled down and got a push from him. It worked out perfectly. I'm just glad I didn't get [spun out] on the deal.”

The unusually close-quarter racing took its toll on a handful of NASCAR's biggest stars. Former 500 winners Newman, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed out or were sidelined or slowed by mechanical issues. Front-line drivers Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin also finished poorly.

Ford now has 600 Sprint Cup victories, second only to Chevrolet's 669. Bayne became the 13th Ford driver to win the 500 and the youngest in its 53-year history. Wood Brothers Racing now has five Daytona 500s victories, two with Fords (the late Tiny Lund and Bayne) and three with Mercurys with drivers Cale Yarborough, A. J. Foyt and David Pearson. Before Sunday, the Woods' last Cup win was with Elliott Sadler at Bristol Motor Speedway in March 2001.

“You know, when we kind of started downhill after all that [when David Pearson quit the team in 1979 after 43 wins], you begin to think you can never get back,” Wood said. “But you keep trying. Just the fact that you want one more trophy, one more trophy, you just can't quit. And we never did quit. We just kept trying.”

And they finally got there again, this time with the 20-year-old Next Big Deal.

RESULTS

1. Trevor Bayne, Ford, 208 laps at 130.326 mph avg. speed; 2. Carl Edwards, Ford, 208; 3. David Gilliland, Ford, 208; 4. Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 208; 5. Kurt Busch, Dodge, 208; 6. Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 208; 7. Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 208; 8. Kyle Busch, Toyota, 208; 9. Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 208; 10. Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 208;

11. A. J. Allmendinger, Ford, 208; 12. Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 208; 13. Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 208; 14. David Ragan, Ford, 208; 15. Terry Labonte, Ford, 208; 16. Robby Gordon, Dodge, 208; 17. Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 208; 18. Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 208; 19. Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 208; 20. Steve Wallace, Toyota, 208;

21. Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 207; 22. Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 206; 23. Joey Logano, Toyota, 206; 24. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 202 (crash); 25. Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 199 (crash); 26. Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 198 (crash); 27. Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 189; 28. Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 173; 29. Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 166 (crash); 30. David Reutimann, Toyota, 164;

31. Brian Vickers, Toyota, 160 (crash); 32. Travis Kvapil, Ford, 153; 33. Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 149; 34. Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126 (crash); 35. Greg Biffle, Ford, 126 (crash); 36.Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 92 (engine); 37. Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 82 (crash); 38. Robert Richardson, Ford, 45 (crash); 39. Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 29 (crash); 40. Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 28 (crash);

41. Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 28 (crash); 42. Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 22 (engine); 43. J. J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 10 (engine)

TIME OF RACE: 3h 59m 24s
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.118s
PURSE: $18,693,533; winner's share $1,462,563
FAST QUALIFIER: Earnhardt, 48.364s (186.089 mph)
PROVISIONALS: T. Labonte
DID NOT QUALIFY: Derrike Cope, Michael McDowell, Kevin Conway, Casey Mears, Todd Bodine
STARTED AT REAR: Earnhardt, Ragan, Reutimann, Logano (backup cars)
LEAD CHANGES: 74 among 22 drivers
CAUTION PERIODS: 16 for 60 laps
POINTS LEADERS: 1. Edwards, 42; 2. (tie) Gilliland, B. Labonte, -1; 4. Kurt Busch, -2; 5. Montoya, -3; 6. Smith, -4; 7. Kyle Busch, -5; 8. Menard, -6; 9. (tie) Martin, Allmendinger, -8; 11. Elliott, -10; 12. (tie) Stewart, Ragan, -11
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Art Morrison News

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40th ANNIVERSARY 2011 CATALOG FROM ART MORRISON ENTERPRISES

Noted chassis and suspension components manufacturer Art Morrison Enterprises has marked its 40th anniversary with a special catalog that pays homage to many of the landmark vehicles that shaped the company's history.

From its humble beginnings in 1971, AME has grown from a one-man fabrication shop into a leading manufacturer of complete chassis with a customer base that includes many of the nation's most honored builders.

The 68-page full-color publication features detailed information about the firm's popular GT Sport chassis that are engineered to provide sports car-like handling to a wide variety of '50s, '60s and '70s cars. These “bolt in” chassis are a prime factor in the burgeoning popularity of the 'Resto Mod” style vehicles that combine classic styling with contemporary handling, ride and performance.

Morrison's 2011 catalog also details a full line of custom-made frames, front and rear clips, suspension components and rear end housings. Do-it-yourself home builders will also find a wide assortment of brakes, shock absorbers, steering gear and specialty hardware. And the company's drag racing roots are covered by AME's unique “SuperCar” chassis kits, roll bar kits, wheel tubs and the like.

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