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Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Friday, 4 Nov, 2016 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells
Byron’s Career Began By Ringing Doorbells

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – We interrupt William Byron’s improbable pursuit of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship to revisit a not-so-long ago Halloween night and two doorbells well-rung.
Winner of the NCWTS night race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, Byron will look for the sweep Friday night […]

Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 – 7:25 | Comments Off on Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications
Cup Chase Now Has Big Historical Implications

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For weeks Jimmie Johnson has attempted to ignore any conversation about a seventh NASCAR championship, but the winner of Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway can no longer sidestep the issue.
With Johnson’s 79th career victory Sunday, he now has a guaranteed position in the Chase’s […]

Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2016 – 15:42 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four
Johnson Wins Martinsville; Enters Final Four

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway and in the process, solidly set himself up to earn a record-tying seventh title.
The win moves Johnson into the Chase playoff’s’ final Round of Four, which will be contested at Homestead-Miami Speedway in three weeks.
If Johnson finishes ahead […]

Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
Sunday, 30 Oct, 2016 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter
Out Of Chase, He’s Now Truex The Trophy Hunter

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. readily admits the week after his elimination from NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Chase at Talladega has been a tough one.
After all, Truex’s strong Toyota was one of the favorites in the title run. He lost the season opening Daytona 500 by inches, produced a dominating […]

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 […]