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NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2020 – 8:44 | No Comment
NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 schedule that tentatively will resume with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway June 5-7.
The season …

NASCAR President Discusses Rest of 2020 Season
Thursday, 19 Mar, 2020 – 7:57 | No Comment
NASCAR President Discusses Rest of 2020 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body intends to complete its entire point-paying, 36-race Cup Series schedule this season once the COVID-19 pandemic is history.
NASCAR suspended its season last …

Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races
Thursday, 12 Mar, 2020 – 15:22 | Comments Off on Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races
Pandemic Updates : NASCAR Hopes to Hold All 36 Cup Races

(Editor’s note: This story will be updated as the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on auto racing evolves. It was last updated on March 25.)
Auto racing has joined stick-and-ball sports in interrupting their schedules in …

Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
Friday, 6 Mar, 2020 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske took Ryan Blaney out of any impending NASCAR Silly Season conversations Friday, signing the third-generation driver to a “multi-year” contract extension to continue wheeling the No. 12 Ford …

Newman Still Wants 2020 Championship
Sunday, 23 Feb, 2020 – 19:47 | Comments Off on Newman Still Wants 2020 Championship
Newman Still Wants 2020 Championship

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Newman’s goals for the 2020 NASCAR Cup season remain unchanged, but when the Indiana native will return to his No. 6 Ford has yet to be determined, Roush Fenway …

End Of 500 Resulted In A Prolonged Holding Of Breath
Friday, 21 Feb, 2020 – 9:46 | Comments Off on End Of 500 Resulted In A Prolonged Holding Of Breath
End Of 500 Resulted In A Prolonged Holding Of Breath

Some Thoughts on Speedweeks and the Daytona 500:
The scariest sight in racing is not a car hitting a wall at 200 mph. Or, a car rolling down the track at 200 mph. Or a car …

Newman Exits Hospital; Roush Puts Chastain In Seat
Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Newman Exits Hospital; Roush Puts Chastain In Seat
Newman Exits Hospital; Roush Puts Chastain In Seat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ross Chastain will replace a recuperating Ryan Newman in the NASCAR Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Newman was injured in a violent, …

Flat Spot On: Long-Running Safety Revolution Saved Newman
Wednesday, 19 Feb, 2020 – 17:54 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Long-Running Safety Revolution Saved Newman

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For a guy who recently finished a book on some of the deadliest years of professional racing—and the safety revolution those years spawned—I felt strangely numb the day after Ryan …

Quiet Not Peaceful After A Wreck Like Newman’s
Tuesday, 18 Feb, 2020 – 9:01 | One Comment
Quiet Not Peaceful After A Wreck Like Newman’s

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Silence isn’t golden at a race track. Instead, it’s so loud that it’s deafening.
Such was the case Monday night at the end of the rain-delayed Daytona …

Hamlin Wins 500; Newman Survives Scary Wreck
Monday, 17 Feb, 2020 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins 500; Newman Survives Scary Wreck
Hamlin Wins 500; Newman Survives Scary Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last week, Denny Hamlin couldn’t come up with the names of drivers who have won three Daytona 500s. He did know that winning three would put him in “very, very …