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Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 17:34 | No Comment
Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row

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Once again, qualifying day for the Daytona 500 turned into a showcase for NASCAR’s most bankable stars as young Chase Elliott and veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole and P2 respectively in next weekend’s 59th running of stock car racing’s most important event.
Both drivers are members of Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott won the pole […]

Logano Takes Advantage Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 13:56 | No Comment
Logano Takes Advantage Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win

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Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 8:50 | No Comment
Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The race […]

For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2017 – 13:56 | No Comment
For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.
Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race […]

NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2017 – 8:42 | No Comment
NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol

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NASCAR has announced updates to its concussion protocol for competitors, adding a consistent screening tool for all venues and increasing available neurological support for race event weekends through its new partnership with American Medical Response.
The protocol went into effect Friday, prior to the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2017 season at […]

The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
Friday, 17 Feb, 2017 – 9:16 | No Comment
The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher

Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]

Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2017 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski said Wednesday he still believed NASCAR’s concussion protocol was lacking, but he had read an article that he felt bode well for the future.
 “I think it was Northwestern University that has made some huge studies and potential breakthroughs with respect to coming up with a […]

A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2017 – 16:44 | Comments Off on A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Statistics show Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering his 19th season in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but for the third-generation driver it’s as if he’s beginning his career anew.
After missing 18 races last year due to concussion issues, Earnhardt returns a different person. He’s calm, comfortable with himself and […]

Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch said Tuesday they enjoyed the international competition in the Race of Champions, but the European drivers’ ability to party at night and then race the next day left them scratching their heads.
 “It’s a chaotic, frat house feel,” Kurt Busch said about the […]