Found January 11, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season got started in earnest Thursday morning as 35 brand new race cars hit the track for the first time at Daytona International Speedway. Making his Ford Racing debut on the track was defending series champion Brad Keselowski, piloting the No. 2 Blue Deuce Ford Fusion as Penske Racing made its first official on track appearance since rejoining the Ford stable. Keselowski met with media members after the morning session to discuss the first day back on the track. HOW WAS THE OFFSEASON AS THE CHAMP? “It is obviously great to be back at the track. I am sure you guys have all heard the same answers there. At the end of the day we are all racers and want to get back to doing what we love and racing is a passion we share. We are ready to get back here and by the looks of it with the turnout here the media is too. It is great to see that. It is positive for the sport to have this type of media turnout for testing. We have a lot of work to be done for Penske Ra...

The Big One strikes as teams continue to learn at Daytona

“That is just the way this deal is. It is unfortunate but sometimes you have to wreck ‘em to learn.” – Brad Keselowski Anticipation had been building over the course of testing as everyone wanted to see it – everyone wanted to see the pack hit the track with the new Generation 6 cars. Friday afternoon brought forth a pack of 20 cars that let everyone see what they’d expect...

Drivers crash in drafting practice

A multicar crash during the first major drafting session for the 2013 Daytona 500 occurred less than an hour into the Friday afternoon testing session. The wreck began when Dale Earnhardt Jr. bumped Marcos Ambrose from behind and initially collected Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski. "I didn't see anything," said Keselowski, who was drafting in the...

New car offers hopes of better future

Could the Generation 6 Sprint Cup car be just what NASCAR needs? Now that the Car of Tomorrow has become yesterday's car model, will the Gen 6, a race car that more closely resembles showroom models, satisfy fans, manufacturers and competitors? "I don't think it is going to hurt, but I think it is naive to think that a car will solve everything," Sprint Cup champion...

Ford Racing Drivers Daytona Testing Accident Quotes

A number of Ford drivers were involved in a 12 car wreck early in the afternoon drafting session at Daytona Preseason Thunder testing Friday afternoon. The wreck ended the day for the No. 99 of Carl Edwards and the weekend for Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola.  Ford Racing caught up with several of those affected to get their thoughts. ARIC ALMIROLA...
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