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A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
Monday, 4 Apr, 2016 – 7:50 | Comments Off on A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm
A.J. Allmendinger Rediscovers His Rhythm

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – After a dismal 2015 season in which A.J. Allmendinger produced no top-five and only three top-10 finishes, the Los Gatos, Calif., native’s fickle NASCAR career appeared Sunday to have again found solid footing.
In Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Allmendinger trailed winner Kyle Busch by a mere 0.663 second […]

Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2016 – 17:01 | Comments Off on Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville
Hamlin Knows He Needs To Be Good Boy At Mville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Jeff Gordon’s retirement, Martinsville Speedway’s top three race winners no longer compete, leaving Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin as the only active drivers in the top 10 of this statistic.
In a category NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads with 15 victories, Johnson ranks fourth […]

Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Blaney is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway, having produced four top-10 finishes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the half-mile track; a fact the 22-year-old believes will benefit him in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday in the STP 500.
“Even though they are completely […]

Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 8:37 | Comments Off on America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was business as usual up at the head of the field during Sunday’s season-opening Formula One race in Australia, but back about four spots, all history was breaking out.
Mercedes AMG drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton surprised nobody when they finished the Australian Grand Prix first and second respectively. […]

‘Haastralian’ GP Puts America Back In Game
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 12:32 | Comments Off on ‘Haastralian’ GP Puts America Back In Game
‘Haastralian’ GP Puts America Back In Game

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gene Haas’ fledgling Formula One team will begin its race-day routine for Sunday’s 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix from the back of the grid _ a few seconds but perhaps years away from competing wheel-to-wheel with powerhouses Mercedes AMG and Scuderia Ferrari.
But at least Haas F1 Team has beaten Halley’s […]

Haas’ History-Making F1 Assault Has Launched
Friday, 18 Mar, 2016 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Haas’ History-Making F1 Assault Has Launched
Haas’ History-Making F1 Assault Has Launched

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With a combined 32 official practice laps in their laptops after Friday, Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez began preparing for knockout qualifying at the 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
“We became an official Formula One team today (Friday),” said Grosjean, first driver hired by American businessman Gene […]

Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Four months removed from the driver’s seat, Jeff Gordon remains a fixture at the racetrack.
Ditto Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds, just three of the many former drivers and a crew chiefs now applying their talents in front of the television camera instead of behind it, undoubtedly hired in […]

Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch obviously felt right at home for Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yes, because he is a native of Las Vegas, but also because his car looked race-winnable in two of the three rounds of the qualifier.
Busch ran 196.238 mph (27.505 seconds) in […]