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Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle
Kyle Busch Tames The Triangle

Kyle Busch rolled through the field to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Speedway.
The victory was 92nd race of his career. It was his first, in his second start at the 2.5-mile triangular track in Pennsylvania and the first Xfinity victory of the season in his fourth start of the year.
Busch’s No. 18 […]

Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2018 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit
Andretti Gang Tears Up Detroit

Led by Ryan Hunter-Reay, all four Andretti Autosport Hondas placed in the top-10 during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
Friday’s practices on The Raceway at Belle Isle Park’s 2.35-mile/14-turn temporary street course re-introduced the field to a concrete surface featuring constant bumps. Friday’s practices were the only sessions scheduled for the […]

Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop
Friday, 1 Jun, 2018 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop
Moffitt Learning In School And In Race Shop

At age 17, Thad Moffitt is on the threshold of his stock car racing career, learning his profession and dealing with school simultaneously.
During the week the Trinity, N.C., teenager works at Mooresville, N.C.-based Empire Racing from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then attends school online at night and while he’s at the race track. […]

The 600’s Decisive Dozen
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 7:10 | Comments Off on The 600’s Decisive Dozen
The 600’s Decisive Dozen

CONCORD, N.C. – Coca-Cola 600 twelve-pack race recap:

Defending Coca-Cola 600 race champion Austin Dillon’s bid for a second straight win in NASCAR’s longest race of the season went up in smoke on lap 42 after a blown right-rear tire caused extensive damage to his No. 3 Chevrolet. This season’s Daytona 500 champion finished 34th on Sunday night.
A […]

The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 12:28 | Comments Off on The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race

CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 6:57 | Comments Off on Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time
Patrick Takes High-Speed Celebrity Road One Last Time

Is Danica Patrick a racing pioneer? Yes. Did Danica Patrick push the envelope when it comes to creating opportunities for women in racing? Oh, yeah. Did she fulfill her talent? Sorry, but no.
As the only journalist who has written an unauthorized biography of Patrick, I think I’m well situated to comment on her final Indy […]

Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power
Another 500 Victory Is Within Penske’s Power

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roger Penske’s expectations of his open-wheel drivers are twofold – win the Indianapolis 500 and a championship – and teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud believe they have a good shot at the former this weekend.
The two IndyCar champions Tuesday pointed to Chevrolet’s development during the past year as the key reason. […]

Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 – 13:57 | Comments Off on Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good
Pole/Bump Weekend Was Mostly Good

It seems to get more and more difficult to issue attaboys to American racing series these days: It’s tough to pat somebody on the back when you are using your hands to scratch your head.
But over the weekend, thanks to the good old Indianapolis 500, it became easy to rekindle a bit of love with […]

Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 15:35 | One Comment
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?

With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]