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Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 17:33 | One Comment
Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The current lame duck status of longtime NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth, and the unsettled future of Kurt Busch, might best be summed-up in one word:
Recalculate!
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds toward the conclusion of its 26-race regular season and the impending 10-race […]

Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole

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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 20:22 | Comments Off on Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Thrown into the deep end of the NASCAR Cup Series pool at the beginning of 2017, Daniel Suarez admittedly was content to tread water for half of his rookie season. Based upon his last four races, however, Suarez is performing a lot like Olympic champion Michael […]

Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 7:56 | One Comment
Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers perhaps said it best about facing pressure: “World War II was a ‘must-win.’ ” With that nugget as historical background, Joey Logano insists his shot at qualifying for NASCAR’s Cup Series postseason has not yet reached “must-win” status.
Then again, […]

New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
Wednesday, 2 Aug, 2017 – 7:11 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aero kit promises to raise the degree of difficulty and magnify mistakes when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers compete on the “twisties” and “mean streets.”
The new aero kit _ developed by chassis-supplier Dallara for use by all competitors beginning next season _ was run in road course/street […]

Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17

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Kyle Busch, the winner of four races last year and five in his series-championship 2015 season, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the current season on Sunday when he took the checkers at Pocono Raceway.
Starting from the pole at the 2.-5-mile Pocono triangle, Busch gave the formerly beleaguered Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Friday, 28 Jul, 2017 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske raised the profile of “Silly Season” transactions this week when it announced rising star Ryan Blaney would exit Wood Brothers Racing and join the stock car arm of Roger Penske’s empire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018.
Penske’s return to […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race

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Kasey Kahne won a bizarre Brickyard 400 under bizarre circumstances at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening.
Kahne, diving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, won the race in front of virtually empty grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski of Team Penske finished second.
Third was Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.
Penske’s teammate, Joey Logano, finished fourth while […]

‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 7:58 | Comments Off on ‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch says he was oh-so-close to joining Fernando Alonso as a one-off entrant in May’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500…until one of his bosses spiked the deal.
“I had it done last year _ sold and everything ready to go _ and I’ve got a boss that said ‘No!’ […]