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Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2018 – 20:19 | No Comment
Red Hot Keselowski Wins Playoff Opener

 
Brad Keselowski arrived in Las Vegas for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race hot. He left even hotter.
The Team Penske driver won for the third straight week as he streaked away from the field on an overtime restart in the opening race of the 10-race, 16-driver playoffs.
“To start off the playoffs with a win is really strong,” […]

Newman, RCR To Split Up
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2018 – 17:33 | No Comment
Newman, RCR To Split Up

RacinToday.com
Ryan Newman will not be returning to the Richard Childress Racing team in 2019 the veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver announced on Saturday afternoon. The decision was made by RCR, the team for which Newman competed since 2014.
 Team owner Richard Childress told NASCAR.com, “We knew we were going to change. It’s just when we were going to […]

Jones Starts Playoffs P1
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2018 – 7:57 | No Comment
Jones Starts Playoffs P1

Erik Jones put his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the first event of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Jones put down his pole-winning lap in 28.705 seconds (188.121 mph). It was his first pole of the season. His time was .003 […]

Flat Spot On: Live Sports Programming No Longer in Driver’s Seat
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2018 – 7:51 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Live Sports Programming No Longer in Driver’s Seat

The Playoffs are the talk of the NASCAR town. They will be worth watching – although not because of the constant shilling by TV announcers.
But enough about the short run to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup trophy. What about those long-term problems TV announcers never talk about such as ratings and those fans disguised […]

Keselowski Charges To Victory At The Brickyard
Monday, 10 Sep, 2018 – 19:44 | No Comment
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 […]

Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2018 – 13:40 | No Comment
Rain Moves Cup Race To Monday

Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been postponed until Monday afternoon because of persistent rain.
Wet weather has plagued goings-on at IMS all weekend, cancelling practices and qualifying sessions for both the Cup and Xfinity series on Friday and Saturday.
Race time has been set for 2 p.m. Eastern […]

Rain Keeps NASCAR Cars Off Track In Indianapolis
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2018 – 18:15 | No Comment
Rain Keeps NASCAR Cars Off Track In Indianapolis

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Day-long rain forced postponement of all track activity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, forcing postponement of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until Monday at 10 a.m.
Practice and qualifying sessions for both the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were canceled. Accordingly, the fields for the Xfinity race and the Brickyard 400 Cup series event will be set […]

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 […]

Furniture Row To Cease Operations
Tuesday, 4 Sep, 2018 – 13:30 | No Comment
Furniture Row To Cease Operations

The team which won last year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship will be shut down by its owners following the current season.
The reason, according to team owner Barney Visser, is money.
“This is not good for anybody,” Visser said Tuesday. “The numbers just don’t add up. I would have to borrow money to continue as […]

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 […]