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Hamlin Defends Lack of JGR Support At ‘Dega
Friday, 28 Oct, 2016 – 19:27 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Defends Lack of JGR Support At ‘Dega

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday his three Joe Gibbs Racing teammates who remained at the back of the field during last weekend’s Talladega race shouldn’t be criticized; that they were simply being smart.
“They would be the dumbest group in history if they had run in the middle […]

Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Thursday, 27 Oct, 2016 – 14:43 | Comments Off on Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future
Six NHRA Drivers On Road To The Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Six rookies representing four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series categories are candidates for the 2016 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award.
Recognizing the series’ top rookie competitor, the award features a $20,000 prize and trophy to the winner. He or she will be honored during NHRA’s […]

Hamilton Dominates; Haas Scores At COTA
Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2016 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Hamilton Dominates; Haas Scores At COTA
Hamilton Dominates; Haas Scores At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Lewis Hamilton extended his uncanny mastery around Circuit of The Americas_ and momentarily put the brakes on teammate Nico Rosberg’s championship bid _ by recording his milestone 50th Formula One victory in Sunday’s fifth annual United States Grand Prix.
The three-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Hamilton scored his seventh victory of the season […]

Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2016 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole
Truex To Start Nasty Old Talladega From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
While everybody wants to start Sprint Cup races from the pole, drivers hoping to win at Talladega really, really want to start from the pole. The reason: To keep ahead of the chaos of pack racing going on behind.
Martin Truex Jr. earned the right to at least start Sunday’s 500-miler […]

Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas
Survivor Harvick Runs To Victory In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick needed a victory at Kansas Speedway on Sunday or one at dreaded Talladega next weekend to move into the Round of Eight in NASCAR’s Chase playoffs. He got that win at Kansas.
Way down the list in terms of points as a result of suffering […]

Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016 – 12:50 | One Comment
Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Back in June, driver Tony Stewart told the racing world that, no, he was not having second thoughts about retiring after the current season and, in fact, he could not wait to begin doing other, more fun things in life.
How nice.
Clint Bowyer can’t wait to see Stewart retire […]

Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Friday, 14 Oct, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
Monday, 10 Oct, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, several drivers pointed to the Round of 12 as the toughest in the Chase because of Talladega Superspeedway and the “big one” that’s always expected.
However, Sunday the 1.5-mile Charlotte track showed it could be just as […]

Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2016 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race

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Jimmie Johnson ended a career-longest 24-race winless streak on Sunday when he won the hurricane-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory give him automatic entry into the upcoming Round of Eight in the Chase playoffs, thus keeping hopes alive for Johnson to win a record-tying seventh Cup championship.
Johnson led 155 laps at […]

Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2016 – 8:41 | Comments Off on Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to mid-July, Alex Bowman wasn’t a familiar name to most race fans.
The 23-year-old Arizona native had enjoyed success in ARCA, winning six races in 21 starts over a two-year period, but when it came to NASCAR he possessed no victories. He had produced top-five and top-10 […]