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Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – All the Formula One happy talk here about packed grandstands, TV momentum and a possible second U.S. race date were brake-checked Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, where “boycott” became the buzzword of the third annual United States Grand Prix.
Fueled by a contentious news conference Friday among [...]

USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 6:45 | Comments Off
USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – A common fixture in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned racing, the idea of three-car Formula One teams is gaining limited traction as the governing FIA looks to fill vacant grid spots created by a pair of teams sidelined via budget woes.
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham F1 teams are [...]

Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams will sit-out this weekend’s third annual United States Grand Prix, reducing the starting grid at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, from 22 to 18 cars.
Already reeling from the life-threatening head injuries suffered by Frenchman Jules Bianchi during the Japanese [...]

Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase
Monday, 27 Oct, 2014 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the third-generation driver secured the grandfather clock trophy he had wanted since he was a boy. He also provided a twist to the Chase’s Eliminator Round.
With only two races remaining to [...]

Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off
Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014 – 7:52 | Comments Off
Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle; a stellar list of drivers that are always viewed as title contenders – but that’s no longer the case this season.
Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kahne were surprisingly [...]

‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014 – 7:27 | Comments Off
‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR champion Terry Labonte will bookend a stellar Sprint Cup Series career that began at Darlington Raceway in 1978 with his 890th and (really) final start in today’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Through NASCAR’s evolution from regional curiosity to national obsession, “Texas Terry” has remained unflappable and largely underappreciated during [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Saturday, 11 Oct, 2014 – 6:05 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 years old on Friday.
Like most drivers, the actual celebration of his birthday occurred earlier in the week because on Friday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway preparing for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. His family and friends had a surprise party for [...]

Hornish Jr. To Drive No. 9 Petty Sprint Cup Car In ‘15
Wednesday, 8 Oct, 2014 – 10:06 | One Comment
Hornish Jr. To Drive No. 9 Petty Sprint Cup Car In ‘15

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sam Hornish Jr. has driven for The Captain and The Coach. Next season, he will drive for The King.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has hired veteran Hornish Jr. to take the place of Marcos Ambrose as driver of the No. 9 RPM Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.
Hornish [...]

Johnson Takes Big Hit In Bid For No. 7
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 20:56 | Comments Off
Johnson Takes Big Hit In Bid For No. 7

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When Jimmie Johnson emerged from the infield care center about a quarter of the way through Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, there was nothing wrong with him physically.
Badly beaten and badly bruised, however, were his hopes of winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series [...]

Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2014 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s anger after crashing out of the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway a year ago was understandable. The wreck ended hopes of capping an impressive four-victory, eight-podium finish season with his first series championship.
And it was understandable that he blamed not bad luck but [...]