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Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]

Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2015 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson won’t win a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but he’s sure making things interesting for the remaining handful of drivers still in contention for the 2015 crown.
Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the first round of the series’ cut-down […]

Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
Friday, 13 Nov, 2015 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jerry Savoie’s quixotic quest for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider’s title resumes Friday during the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, where the colorful-and-quotable Louisiana alligator farmer is conceding nothing to multiple world champions Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.
Hines trailered Savoie in the final round at the most […]

For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2015 – 16:11 | Comments Off on For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On
For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing are poised to play underdog at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, and perhaps all the way into NASCAR’s Championship 4.
Truex sits third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship point-standings heading into Sunday’s 11th annual AAA Texas 500 […]

Buescher Hopes To Celebrate Homecoming At TMS
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2015 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Buescher Hopes To Celebrate Homecoming At TMS
Buescher Hopes To Celebrate Homecoming At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – We interrupt Chris Buescher’s pursuit of his first NASCAR XFINITY Series driver’s championship for this Friday night football score:
Prosper High School Eagles 21, Denison Yellow Jackets 10.
A Prosper native, Buescher has enjoyed a crammed week of business and family-related travel as well as media obligations in […]

Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship

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Jeff Gordon will head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month with a chance to win his fifth championship and in his final season as a driver.
That, thanks to winning Sunday’s Chase Eliminator Round-opening race at Martinsville Speedway.
Gordon got the win by avoiding a series of late race wrecks – […]

Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano has yet to win a race at the tough Martinsville Speedway, but with the momentum the Team Penske driver possesses, Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 could be the one he checks off his list.
A victory Sunday would make Logano the first driver to win […]

SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:13 | Comments Off on SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the addition of SAFER barriers on Martinsville Speedway’s straightaway walls, drivers said Friday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track had become an even tougher place to negotiate.
“It seems driving down the straightaway, trying to pass cars, even in practice, it just seems really tight,” Carl […]

The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015 – 9:15 | Comments Off on The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Success has not translated to love for Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. On the contrary.
Logano, who swept the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champions by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, said Tuesday that hated from some NASCAR fans and perhaps a […]

Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2015 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas
Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – Formula One prides itself with racing in the rain but not necessarily in torrential rain  – a possibility that promises to plague Sunday’s scheduled fourth annual U.S. Grand Prix/Regatta at Circuit of The Americas.
Relentless rain and pockets of standing water around COTA’s 3.427-mile/20-turn circuit forced officials from […]