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Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Friday, 8 Aug, 2014 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this [...]

Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie [...]

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 [...]

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 | Comments Off
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]