Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk with Hot Topic Sound Off – Monday, February 15, 2016

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Guests include, NASCAR K&N East driver, Todd Gilliland from Bill McAnally Racing chatting about his victory in their season opener, the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway this past weekend.

NASCAR XFINITY Series driver, Ryan Preece with JD Motorsports chatting about his 2016 XFINITY Series season and racing at New Smyrna Speedway in the K&N East season opener.

Brian Olsen, with the SRL Southwest Tour chats about the second annual Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway coming up this month.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest racing talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk! Joining us is Fan4Racing writer, Brian Eberly

NASCAR Hot Topic Sound Off is 10 to 10:30 pm ET with Sharon Burton hosting an interactive discussion with co-host Chris Knight for the fastest half-hour in motorsports!

We’re chatting about the hottest topics during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited, with the Sprint Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Racing Series’ season opener, the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona and the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway. We’ll also chat about the latest news in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series.

Listen to our panel discussion with drivers, crew, and other racing personalities. Call 929-477-1790 OR tweet @Fan4RacingSite @Sal_Sigala @beberly18 or @Knighter01 with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our show begins at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, February 15, 2016.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Denny Hamlin Wins Action-Packed Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

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Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway ended with a mere handful of cars undamaged—and race winner Denny Hamlin’s Toyota wasn’t one of them.

But Hamlin got his wreck out of the way early in a two-car incident with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Ford on Lap 13 and won the race in overtime with a large swatch of silver tape on the right side of his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Camry.

Hamlin triumphed in the season-opening non-points event for the second time in three years (and third time overall) and gave JGR its fourth Sprint Unlimited victory in the last five years.
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The Sprint Unlimited by the Numbers, with a Breakdown of Past Winners

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The Sprint Unlimited by the Numbers

.013 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in Sprint Unlimited history

.058 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second closest margin in Sprint Unlimited history

.08 – Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third closest margin  of victory in Sprint Unlimited history

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The 2016 Sprint Unlimited: Sprint Cup Series Drivers Eligible to Race

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After the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, fans are ready for drivers to return to the track and this weekend in the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Those Sprint Cup drivers eligible to race this weekend will gain some valuable seat time before their first points race, the Daytona 500 in a couple of weeks.

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Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview: Kicking Off the 2016 Season – Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Guests include ARCA driver, Cole Powell, with Mason Mitchell Motorsports chatting about the ARCA Racing Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.

Join host Sharon Burton and the Fan4Racing crew for NASCAR Weekend Preview as we kick-off the 2016 season! We’re previewing the upcoming weekend of racing with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited and the ARCA Racing Series season opener the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Also, the K&N Pro Series East season opener, the Jet Tools 100 at New Smyrna Speedway. If time allows, we’ll also chat about some XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series news.

Chris Knight, from Catchfence will call in from the track with the latest news.

PLUS, we have a Harvick Swag giveaway for one of our listeners, courtesy of Hunt Brothers Pizza Racing. Be sure to listen and find out how you can win!

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our show begins at 8:30 pm ET on Thursday, February 11, 2016

As always…Thanks for listening!