first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NASCAR on FOX analyst Darrell Waltrip was asked about the controversy surrounding his brother Michael’s car, which failed inspection after qualifying for the Daytona 500. Inspectors found a foreign substance in the intake manifold and confiscated the car. “I asked him what the story is. And I’ll say this, when he said he didn’t know anything about his engine, he wasn’t lying,” Darrell Waltrip said. “He knows diddly-squat about engines.” … Troy Aikman is entering his second year as a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team owner. He and Roger Staubach own Hall of Fame Racing with Tony Raines as driver of their No. 96 Chevrolet. Aikman, who won three Super Bowls as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, said there are some similarities between football and running a NASCAR team. “The most important thing, and I know Roger believes this as well, is that the successes that I’ve been able to have, at any level or whatever the field might be, it’s about having good people good talented people who are team players,” said Aikman, who played quarterback for UCLA. … The 2007 NHRA Summit E.T. Drag Racing season begins Sunday at Irwindale Speedway. The event marks the first of eight scheduled for Irwindale’s eighth-mile drag strip. Gates open at 7 a.m., with eliminations set to begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $10. last_img

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