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New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015 – 9:20 | No Comment
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day [...]

Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015 – 18:12 | No Comment
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of [...]

Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, 27 Feb, 2015 – 19:44 | No Comment
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won [...]

Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015 – 16:56 | One Comment
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for [...]

Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015 – 9:27 | No Comment
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed [...]

Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 10:58 | No Comment
Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick was fighting – make that BLEEPING – mad with Denny Hamlin after racing her way into the 57th annual Daytona 500 Thursday night.
Patrick rallied for a 10th-place green/white/checkered flag finish during the second Budweiser Duel At Daytona after a spin she felt was intentionally triggered by Hamlin with [...]

Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 8:14 | No Comment
Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona

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Hendrick Motorsports continues to motor right along in Speedweeks.
With Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson having already claimed the pole and outside-pole starting spots for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Johnson added a victory in one of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel qualifying races and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. the other.
Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting [...]

INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015 – 19:16 | No Comment
INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Plans for an expanded, 20-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule covering seven months were laid out by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, in a “State of the Sport” news conference during Media Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2015 season got off to a thud in late January when the [...]

‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015 – 7:49 | Comments Off
‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s revised group qualifying format for the 57th annual Daytona 500 produced a timely pole-winner in Jeff Gordon Sunday amid controversy and questions about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.
The sanctioning body ditched its traditional albeit time-consuming single-car qualifying format for restrictor plate racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile [...]

Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Sunday, 15 Feb, 2015 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the [...]