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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
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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 […]

Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Monday, 3 Sep, 2018 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski entered Darlington Raceway a frustrated driver, winless on the season and plagued throughout the year with inconsistencies. He left with a weekend sweep, a victory in NASCAR’s oldest speedway race, and an emotional boost for the playoffs.
 “It’s probably the biggest win of my career, especially […]

Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 22:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski’s Darlington drought is over. On Saturday, the Michigan native won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and then on Sunday, he collected a win in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels as he won the Southern 500 at historic old Darlington.
Keselowski did what had appeared to be impossible for 300-plus […]

Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Labor Day weekend in Darlington means grueling heat and humidity with temperatures in the race cars easily soaring to more than 120 degrees.
It’s an environment that Kurt Busch believes makes the Bojangles Southern 500 tougher than the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s that […]

Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2018 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole

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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]