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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 […]

Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Monday, 29 Feb, 2016 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Regrettably, Jimmie Johnson said Sunday afternoon, there will always be one goal in racing that he will never accomplish: The six-time Sprint Cup champion will never be able to say he raced against Dale Earnhardt.
But after taking the checkered flag to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Johnson let the […]

Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson came through with a nearly perfect, lead-retaining restart in overtime and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s 76th and it tied him with Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the career-win list. Johnson honored the late seven-time chance by showing three fingers to the crowd on his […]

The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 – 18:00 | Comments Off on America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Racing Today.com
Haas F1 Team recorded its historic first laps “in anger” Monday during preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain, where Romain Grosjean logged a total of 31 laps in the VF-16 after the team dealt with its first parts failure.
After a physical unveil of the No. 8 VF-16 at […]

2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2016 – 9:15 | Comments Off on 2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness
2016 NHRA Season Begins With Lots Of Newness

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA’s revised Pro Stock rules package gave Greg Anderson a new perspective on his “Factory Hot Rod” the first time he rolled into the staging lanes during preseason testing for the 2016 season.
“I said to myself, ‘Did they move the ‘Christmas Tree’ back 20 feet at the track? Is somebody […]

New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond
Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016 – 9:31 | 3 Comments
New Boss At NHRA Talks About 2016 And Beyond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Year 1.5 of the Peter Clifford era of the Mello Yello NHRA drag racing series begins this weekend with the 56th running of the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. If Year 1 proves as significant as Year .5,  North American drag racing fans will be in […]

Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2016 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a landmark year for endurance racing in Daytona, starting with the new look of what’s touted as the world’s first motorsports stadium, including nearly 20-foot high letters that spell out the Daytona International Speedway at the main entrance.
Beyond the almost Byzantine new grandstand digs […]

Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi may not have done it all in motor racing yet, but he’s accomplished more than most.
At this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ganassi embarks on yet another major challenge for his team with an entry of two Ford GT cars. It will mark […]

Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
Thursday, 21 Jan, 2016 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Accompanied by drivers from its glorious past and generational present _ and a highlight film narrated by Tom Brokaw _ Team Penske launched its 50-year celebration of all things motorsports Wednesday with a verbal down payment on the next half-century.
“I don’t know when I’m going to […]