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Logano Wins, Truex Threatens at Martinsville
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2018 – 20:38 | Comments Off on Logano Wins, Truex Threatens at Martinsville
Logano Wins, Truex Threatens at Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Tempers always flare at Martinsville Speedway; it’s a well-defined by-product of short-track racing and Sunday’s First Data 500 was no exception.
Shortly after the checkered flag waved third-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. vowed race winner Joey Logano wouldn’t be the 2018 champion.
Winning team owner Roger […]

Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2018 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track
Elite Eight Got Big Date at Martinsville Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Speedway’s First Data 500 kicks off the round of eight in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series and with Stewart-Haas racing possessing half of the contenders, the playoffs have taken on a different look than many expected.
Already eliminated from the post-season are seven-time NASCAR champion […]

Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
Sunday, 21 Oct, 2018 – 20:33 | Comments Off on Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas
Elliott Holds Off Charges to Win Kansas

Young Chase Elliott didn’t really need to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday as his victory two weeks ago had already secured him a berth in the next round of the series’ playoffs.
But, like all drivers, Elliott, 22, is greedy. Greedy for victories. The Hendrick Motorsports […]

Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway
Saturday, 20 Oct, 2018 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway
Logano Drives To Pole At Kansas Speedway

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Joey Logano claimed the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by laying down a lap in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) at Kansas Speedway on Friday evening.
Logano enters the Round of 12 playoffs elimination race with a 39-point cushion over Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, the first driver below the cut line.
“I’m not […]

Harvick Has A Swinging Time In Texas
Friday, 19 Oct, 2018 – 11:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Has A Swinging Time In Texas
Harvick Has A Swinging Time In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
ALLEN, Texas – Kevin Harvick’s winless Playoff season hasn’t affected his determination to win a second NASCAR Cup Series championship, his opinion of racing against Kyle Busch or his golf game.
“There’s never a bad day when you can put a golf club in your hand,” Harvick said Thursday during a […]

Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR
Monday, 15 Oct, 2018 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR
Flat Spot On: Almirola Brings Home Bacon for SHR

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola made it to Victory Lane at last. A guy who used to watch Jimmie Johnson’s kids at the motor home, who once helped keep Richard Petty Motorsports in business by winning a rain-shortened race at Daytona, the Cuban-American who replaced the Great Female Experiment known as Danica Patrick, and yes, the […]

Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega
Almirola, With Help From Friends, Wins Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sunday afternoon’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may have lacked excitement but it did offer one majorly impressive demonstration of team work in the Monster Energy NASACR Cup Series.
At the end, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola was the beneficiary as he collected the overtime victory and the automatic berth in the Round […]

Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville

Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire

Finally, last weekend, finally, something splatted against the wall and stuck for NASCAR. The bad news for North America’s premier stock car racing series, however, continues to be the large pile of refuse that has slid down that wall and is laying there steaming and congealing.
The final laps of Sunday’s race at the Charlotte “Roval” […]