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Flat Spot On – It’s Junior Johnson. Yes!
Sunday, 5 Jan, 2020 – 19:29 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On – It’s Junior Johnson. Yes!
Flat Spot On – It’s Junior Johnson. Yes!

Junior Johnson could beat the best drivers in NASCAR and the best drivers in the U.S. government. (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Some 10 years ago, on a Sunday prior to the start of the Daytona 500, I sat in the eating area of the Daytona track’s media center, ho-humming. Free food […]

Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
Wednesday, 18 Dec, 2019 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray

Tanner Gray, the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock champion, will drive cars and trucks that make turns in 2020.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray moves into NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series next year after only one full season in K&N Pro Series East and he readily admits that he faces a “steep […]

Deegan Trades In Toyotas For Fords
Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2019 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Deegan Trades In Toyotas For Fords
Deegan Trades In Toyotas For Fords

Hailie Deegan will drive Fords next season. (File photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images for NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – For two years, Hailie Deegan was considered one of Toyota’s rising NASCAR stars with her history-making performances in the K&N Pro Series West, but that changed Tuesday when her move to Ford was […]

Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…
Thursday, 5 Dec, 2019 – 20:39 | One Comment
Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…

Kyle Busch takes bows. Also can be hard to stomach. (RacingToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacingToday.com

Kyle Busch is the driver you hate to love.

And now, after winning a second Cup Series championship, there is so much more to hate to love.

You’re aggravated by the guy because he comes off as a […]

NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
Wednesday, 4 Dec, 2019 – 17:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City

The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
Tuesday, 26 Nov, 2019 – 8:54 | One Comment
NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine

Steve Torrence’s big push resulted in a big penalty from the NHRA.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Steve Torrence’s second NHRA Top Fuel world championship now carries an asterisk, courtesy of a five-figure fine.

NHRA officials docked Torrence $25,000 for a physical altercation with Cameron Ferre after their first-round pairing during the season-ending 55th annual Auto Club NHRA […]

Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right
Friday, 22 Nov, 2019 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right
Retiring Jimmie: It Just Feels Right

Jimmie Johnson talked about his decision to retire after the 2020 season on Thursday.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson said Thursday he felt he needed to make a decision regarding retirement from full-time NASCAR competition by year’s end, but it wasn’t until October that he knew 2020 would be his final […]

Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2019 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season

Jimmie Johnson said Wednesday that he will take one more shot at winning No. 8. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson annnounced on Wednesday that he will retire after the 2020 season.

Johnson made the announcement by way of a video he posted on […]

Riddick Is Xfinity Champ
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 – 20:20 | Comments Off on Riddick Is Xfinity Champ
Riddick Is Xfinity Champ

Tyler Reddick is the 2019 is the 2019 Xfinity Series champ.

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Tyler Reddick finished 1.038 seconds ahead of Cole Custer at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to win his second consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series championship on Saturday.

After switching rides to Richard Childress Racing, Reddick celebrated the organizations 50th anniversary by delivering his second straight title to team owner […]

Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title
Oldster Crafton Wins Truck Title

Matt Crafton hoists his championship trophy. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Matt Crafton, a 43-year-old veteran of 19 full seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, took home his third championship with a second-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton claimed the title without winning a race this season, but that […]