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Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It
Monday, 20 Nov, 2017 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It
Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During those high-interest years of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, we all watched and snickered as NASCAR outsiders brashly barged their way into the sport and then, extremely quickly, barged their way out again sans their brashness.
Then there was one group of outsiders that did stay, and on […]

Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship
Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Sunday’s season-ending race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
The championship was Truex’s first and also the first for his Colorado-based Furniture Row Racing team.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “To think about all […]

Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Big-time auto racing’s longstanding marketing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” may not resonate with consumers like it did during the Muscle Car Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
With SUVs and crossovers dominating sales worldwide _ and faced with a younger demographic not particularly turned-on by […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | Comments Off on 2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]

Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 19:27 | Comments Off on Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race
Hamlin On Pole For Title-Clinching Cup Race

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Denny Hamlin, no longer eligible to win this year’s NASCAR Cup championship, won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap of 31.038 seconds at the 1.5-mile track oval.
That bumped Martin Truex Jr., very much still eligible for the championship, from the pole. Truex, driving […]

It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 16:36 | Comments Off on It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday
It’s Ford Vs. Toyota In Championship 4 On Sunday

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Ford team-owner representatives Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing) and Walt Czarnecki (Team Penske) participated in press conference Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway to discuss the possibility of a Blue Oval driver winning the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick, the 2014 Cup champ, will represent SHR in his No. 4 Ford Fusion in […]

Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set

Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:55 | Comments Off on Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix
Blaney P1 For Sunday’s Cup Race In Phoenix

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Ryan Blaney posted a lap at Phoenix Raceway in 26.098 seconds (137.942 mph) to edge Denny Hamlin (137.936 mph) by .001 for the top starting spot in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race; the final race in the Playoff’s Round of 8 (on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET).
With the Playoff field set to be trimmed from eight drivers to four […]

SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
Thursday, 9 Nov, 2017 – 16:57 | Comments Off on SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10
SHR Makes It Official: Patrick Out, Almirola In The 10

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Aric Almirola and his primary sponsor will join Stewart-Haas Racing’s revamped Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup for the 2018 season in the No. 10 car currently wheeled by Danica Patrick.
Almirola, currently driving the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, will compete in SHR’s No. 10 Smithfield Foods […]

Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Sunday, 5 Nov, 2017 – 18:33 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4
Harvick Wins Texas, Moves To Championship 4

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –Kevin Harvick finally checked Texas Motor Speedway off his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to-do list Sunday while checking into the Championship 4 Playoffs with a hustle-from-behind victory over Martin Truex Jr. in the 13th annual AAA Texas 500.
Harvick, of Stewart-Haas Racing, ended a daunting 0-for-29 streak […]