Home » Archive by Category

Articles in NASCAR

Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 9:17 | No Comment
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Big-time auto racing’s longstanding marketing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” may not resonate with consumers like it did during the Muscle Car Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
With SUVs and crossovers dominating sales worldwide _ and faced with a younger demographic not particularly turned-on by […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | No Comment
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]

Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 19:27 | No Comment
Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race

RacinToday.com
Denny Hamlin, no longer eligible to win this year’s NASCAR Cup championship, won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap of 31.038 seconds at the 1.5-mile track oval.
That bumped Martin Truex Jr., very much still eligible for the championship, from the pole. Truex, driving […]

It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 16:36 | No Comment
It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday

RacinToday.com
Ford team-owner representatives Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Walt Czarnecki (Team Penske) participated in press conference Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the possibility of a Blue Oval driver winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Cup champ, will represent SHR in his No. 4 Ford Fusion in […]

Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 19:34 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set

Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:55 | No Comment
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix

RacinToday.com
Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
Thursday, 9 Nov, 2017 – 16:57 | No Comment
SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Aric Almirola and his primary sponsor will join Stewart-Haas Racing’s revamped Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup for the 2018 season in the No. 10 car currently wheeled by Danica Patrick.
Almirola, currently driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will compete in SHR’s No. 10 Smithfield Foods […]

Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 18:33 | No Comment
Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –Kevin Harvick finally checked Texas Motor Speedway off his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to-do list Sunday while checking into the Championship 4 Playoffs with a hustle-from-behind victory over Martin Truex Jr. in the 13th annual AAA Texas 500.
Harvick, of Stewart-Haas Racing, ended a daunting 0-for-29 streak […]

Texas Boss Says 3 Beats 2
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 16:59 | No Comment
Texas Boss Says 3 Beats 2

FORT WORTH, Texas – The camping grounds circling Texas Motor Speedway have been filled on a daily/nightly basis this week in anticipation of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race.
These mobile “temporary cities” are precisely what TMS President Eddie Gossage wants to see out his tower office window, and why he […]

Kenseth: It May Be About Over
Saturday, 4 Nov, 2017 – 18:44 | No Comment
Kenseth: It May Be About Over

FORT WORTH, Texas – Free-agent Matt Kenseth has come to the realization he could be counting down the final three starts of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career.
Kenseth, who announced this summer he would not be returning to Joe Gibbs Racing, confirmed Saturday he is not actively searching for another ride for 2018.
“Yeah. That’s […]