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The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did [...]

The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
Monday, 28 Jul, 2014 – 9:36 | 3 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of [...]

Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru
Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For a long time established professionals were not welcome in U.S. motor racing. Lawyers were despised due to racing’s vulnerability to the issues of liability and doctors were often feared – if a driver met one in the line of work it probably wasn’t a good thing. Engineers such [...]

Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014 – 6:56 | No Comment
Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season

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Chase Elliott posted his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season when he won the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
Elliott looked nothing like a rookie as he led 85 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in suburban Joliet.
“This is an unbelievable night,” Elliott said. “We were fortunate enough to be [...]

Keselowski Dominates, Wins At New Hampshire
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Keselowski Dominates, Wins At New Hampshire

By Mike Harris |  Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Some teams tried stretching their fuel mileage. Others gambled on taking two tires or rolled the dice with four. No matter the strategy, nobody was going to beat Brad Keselowski on Sunday.
The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was the class of the field in the Camping World [...]

Logano’s Homecoming Off To A Rough Start
Saturday, 12 Jul, 2014 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Logano’s Homecoming Off To A Rough Start

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
LOUDON, N.H. – Joey Logano has come a long way since his inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, 2009.
Logano was a raw 19-year-old when things fell his way that day.
Now 24 and owner of four more Cup victories, including two [...]

Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group
Monday, 7 Jul, 2014 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group

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The top team owners in NASCAR on Monday announced that they have formed an alliance which they say is intended to improve the sport.
Rob Kauffman, head of the alliance, issued the following statement about the new organization:
“A group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced today they have formed a [...]

Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The new Chase rules, with its win-and-your-in format, has made the playoffs extremely accessible to the Sprint Cup Series’ traditional have-nots. And plate racing, with its bizarre capriciousness, has made winning extremely possible for the have-nots.
So, for a lot of the teams and drivers in the far ends of the [...]

Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 18:21 | One Comment
Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was a day for the have-nots on the beach Friday.
Front Row Motorsports continued to show its strength at restrictor-plate tracks as David Gilliland won the pole for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole comes on the heels of teammate David Ragan’s victory at Talladega in [...]

Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the world of stock car racing, Daytona International Speedway is considered the sport’s grand stage.
However, where does the prestigious Daytona 500, contested here each February, rank against Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the facility known as the World Center of Racing as well as [...]