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Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Doug Kalitta and Tommy Johnson Jr. maintained the No. 1 qualifying positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, as qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals concluded Saturday at zMAX Dragway.  
Both drivers claimed the top spot in their respective categories Friday in second round qualifying and […]

Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers
Teammates Not A Blessing For DSR Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – All eight of Don Schumacher Racing’s NHRA teams earned positions in the Countdown to the Championship, but that doesn’t mean it will be DSR against the rest of the field in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories.
In fact, Top Fuel defending champion and No. 1 seed […]

Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2016 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Austin Dillon could barely contain his excitement, Chase Elliott talked with reporters then quietly sat down beside his race car on pit road to catch his breath and drink fluids, Chris Buescher calmly dealt with the media bombardment and Kyle Larson assumed a seat on the outer […]

Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Pressure is a way of life for those competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 it’s different for those already solidified in the Chase versus those still trying to gain a spot in the title run.
Chris Buescher possesses a victory, but […]

Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2016 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title
Power Cleared To Drive, Compete For Title

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Will Power’s relentless pursuit of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship will continue at the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma later this month.
Power was cleared to drive Tuesday by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, after the Team Penske ace successfully passed concussion testing protocol.
Power was involved in a crash […]

Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Monday, 5 Sep, 2016 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Martin Truex Jr. couldn’t help himself; he just had to kiss Darlington Raceway’s finish line after claiming Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and no doubt the Lady in Black appreciated his thoughtfulness.
After all, the historic 1.366-mile track appears to have developed an affection for team owner Barney Visser […]

Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2016 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner
Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Larson has been one of those “drivers to watch” ever since becoming a full-timer in Sprint Cup in 2014. On Sunday, Larson finally made it to Victory Lane as he held off rookie Chase Elliott to win at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the first for a Chip Ganassi […]

Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2016 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future
Free Agent Newgarden Uncertain About Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Relegated to the role of reluctant spectator, Josef Newgarden will meet-and-greet fans attending Saturday night’s Firestone 600 (The Resumption) at Texas Motor Speedway before watching his already slim Verizon IndyCar Series championship hopes fade into the late-summer darkness.
It’s a scenario that has amped-up speculation about Newgarden’s future at Ed Carpenter […]

Harvick Finally Closes One Out At Bristol Short Track
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 14:17 | Comments Off on Harvick Finally Closes One Out At Bristol Short Track
Harvick Finally Closes One Out At Bristol Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Every year Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Rodney Childers circles the races at Bristol Motor Speedway on his calendar as the ones he especially wants to win due to his background in short-track racing.
Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race driver Kevin Harvick delivered the coveted […]

Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The double duty gate, which also served as a barrier in Turn 2, lumbered open, allowing crew members, NASCAR officials, drivers and assorted others to walk down the steep banking that tested knee strength and into the infield of the Bristol half mile. At the time, 1992, […]