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Shank Racing Leads Roar Before The 24 Pack
Saturday, 9 Jan, 2016 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Shank Racing Leads Roar Before The 24 Pack
Shank Racing Leads Roar Before The 24 Pack

RacinToday.com
The new year has started off rather well for Michael Shank Racing.
On Friday, the team posted the fastest times during Friday’s opening day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Also on Friday, the
team announced it has accepted an invitation to compete in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans event.
The […]

New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2015 – 9:02 | Comments Off on New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season
New TV Deal To Make For Lively NHRA Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Saturation television coverage of the NHRA’s 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, featuring 17 live Sunday finals shows and four on the FOX network, highlight the sanctioning body’s new broadcast partnership with FOX Sports.
The package also includes eight primetime Friday night qualifying shows, beginning with the first two rounds […]

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, 11 Dec, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]

Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2015 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16
Enders, Coughlin To Campaign Darts In ’16

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr., who have combined for seven NHRA Pro Stock world championships, will campaign a pair of Dodge Darts for Elite Motorsports during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The two-time/reigning Pro Stock champ, Enders’ switch to Dodge from Chevrolet Camaro was wrapped in a […]

Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2015 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Friday, 4 Dec, 2015 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Bob Stallings says the decision to abandon his Hyundai Genesis Coupe project and move up the Pirelli World Challenge ladder as a McLaren customer in 2016 was all about activating and elevating the brand.
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced on Nov. 20 the Dallas-based team will campaign […]

A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2015 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2015 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Jeff Gordon has equilibrium, the kind that results from the inner ear as opposed to the old saw about the seat of the pants. But he also has good equilibrium with his inner self. Hence, he’s a rare sports star who can be himself in a crowd of thundering stock cars, […]

Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Saturday, 21 Nov, 2015 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

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 […]