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Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2018 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour
Five-Timer Dixon Is IndyCar Man Of The Hour

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon has settled into INDYCAR’s lengthy offseason with a seven-figure bonus, a new teammate and the red-carpet launch of a feature documentary about his life and times.
Now a five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Dixon and his Chip Ganassi Racing team were honored at the recent INDYCAR Victory Lap celebration […]

Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2018 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winner Ryan Blaney looked as stunned as many of those who competed in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race, and virtually all those who were watching it from the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway and from their comfy chairs in their living rooms.
Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap […]

Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Friday, 28 Sep, 2018 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece bet on himself in 2017, bringing full sponsorship to Joe Gibbs Racing for two NASCAR Xfinity Series events. It was an all or nothing scenario – produce or forgo his dream of competing at stock car racing’s top level.
Preece produced. In the two races […]

Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte
Xfinity Teams Hit The Twisties In Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric, who has an extensive road racing background, said Thursday he was approaching Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL as if it were a street course.
“You have to have a lot of different compromises in your car and something that’s drivable,” says Cindric, who is […]

The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – With the inaugural race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL looming on the horizon, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell breathed a sigh of relief following their performances at Richmond Raceway.
Busch’s Saturday night victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 guaranteed him a trip to the […]

The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 7:52 | Comments Off on The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR
The First Was Among The Best For Sadler At RIR

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Elliott Sadler’s memories of racing at Richmond Raceway were abundant Friday, but he cited his first race at the three-quarter-mile track in 1995 as his fondest.
“We pulled in on a flatbed trailer and we were parked in between Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt,” Sadler recalled. “It was […]

Crowded Xfinity Series Set To Begin Playoffs
Thursday, 20 Sep, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Crowded Xfinity Series Set To Begin Playoffs
Crowded Xfinity Series Set To Begin Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell winning nine of the first 26 races in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, the two are considered title favorites, but their challengers could make this year’s championship battle one of the most interesting since positions third to 12th are separated by only 11 points.
The 12 contenders […]

RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2018 – 8:16 | Comments Off on RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender
RHR Hunts Down Pole At IndyCar Season-Ender

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Hunter-Reay blocked-out the hype surrounding the chase for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series title Saturday to concentrate on the tasks at-hand _ winning pole position for the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma and denying championship leader Scott Dixon of a potentially critical point.
The Andretti Autosport veteran won the Verizon […]

Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Monday, 10 Sep, 2018 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski bumped his way past Denny Hamlin with two laps to go on Monday and went on to win the rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on Monday afternoon.
The victory, which gave team owner Roger Penske his first in a stock car […]

Will New Leadership Be Able To Save NASCAR?
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2018 – 9:06 | 5 Comments
Will New Leadership Be Able To Save NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those who are hoping that a change in leadership at NASCAR will bring that sport back to life are going to be disappointed. At the risk of sounding depressingly pessimistic, the thought here is that no cure exists for what ails NASCAR.
Yet more evidence of that surfaced Tuesday when it […]