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Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 18:21 | One Comment
Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was a day for the have-nots on the beach Friday.
Front Row Motorsports continued to show its strength at restrictor-plate tracks as David Gilliland won the pole for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole comes on the heels of teammate David Ragan’s victory at Talladega in [...]

Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the world of stock car racing, Daytona International Speedway is considered the sport’s grand stage.
However, where does the prestigious Daytona 500, contested here each February, rank against Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the facility known as the World Center of Racing as well as [...]

Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The only bumps that slowed down Brad Keselowski at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night occurred in Victory Lane after the race when a broken champagne bottle sent him to the care center for stitches.
“Yeah, welcome to the party,” he said of the Victory Lane incident. “It’s all good. I’m just [...]

Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky
Thursday, 26 Jun, 2014 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth spent a sizable chunk of this week’s Sprint Cup media teleconference talking about the bumps at Kentucky Speedway. Lots of tracks have bumps, Kenseth said, but Kentucky is “really, really bumpy”. Two “reallys”, which for low-key Kenseth is like five “reallys” for drivers with more effervescent personalities.
Drivers [...]

It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
Friday, 20 Jun, 2014 – 9:28 | Comments Off
It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in [...]

Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan
Sunday, 15 Jun, 2014 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan

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Jimmmie Johnson won for the third time in his last four Sprint Cup Series starts on Sunday. The latest victory came at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the six-time Cup champion’s first at the 2-mile MIS oval, however.
“Finally,” he tweeted after getting out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“Yeah, it has been,” he added about having [...]

McMurry Set To Be Youngest Gun Ever At Le Mans
Friday, 13 Jun, 2014 – 8:52 | Comments Off
McMurry Set To Be Youngest Gun Ever At Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt McMurry didn’t need to take even a small breath when asked if there have been any other people close to his age who have driven in the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Not content to give a yes or no answer, 15-year-old McMurry [...]

Garbage Time: Earnhardt Jr. Wins Pocono 400
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Garbage Time: Earnhardt Jr. Wins Pocono 400

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from over-heated Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the second of the season for Earnhardt, who also won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.
Earnhardt got the Pocono victory after leader Keselowski moved [...]

Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power qualified on-pole for the Firestone 600 Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway and almost immediately began channeling his inner Helio.
That would be Castroneves, Power’s Team Penske teammate and defending event champion of what is billed as “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race.”
Power posted a cumulative [...]

No ‘Magic Pill’ Yet For IndyCar At Texas Oval
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 14:18 | Comments Off
No ‘Magic Pill’ Yet For IndyCar At Texas Oval

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – An additional 300 pounds of downforce may not be the “magic pill” Verizon IndyCar Series teams are seeking in the never-ending aerodynamic conundrum surrounding open-wheel racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced Thursday that teams competing in Saturday night’s Firestone 600 here will have the [...]