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Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2019 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls
Southern 500 A Biggie For Playoff Hopefuls

Jimmie Johnson’s hopes to earn a berth in this year’s Cup Playoffs are in big trouble. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two races, two positions, four drivers. That is the situation facing Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez, Clint Bowyer and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as they battle for […]

Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
Friday, 30 Aug, 2019 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement
Junior Returns: From Plane Crash and Retirement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is climbing back into a race car this weekend at Darlington. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes the more than two decades he spent driving race cars has played a key role in the way he has processed the plane crash he […]

Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2019 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect
Hamlin Wins Bristol: DiBenedetto Wins Respect

Drivers Denny Hamlin, left, and Matt DiBenedetto met up in the infield after they had fought for the victory on track in Saturday night’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin was fighting for his fourth victory of the season Saturday […]

Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2019 – 8:43 | Comments Off on Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages
Plane Crash Serves As Sobering Reminder In Cup Garages

The burned-out remains of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane at the airport near Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday.com photo by Deb Williams)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Private air travel became popular in NASCAR’s top series 30 years ago. Today it’s considered a necessity, but each time there is a plane crash in the motorsports […]

Ragan Says Time’s Come To End Full-Time Career
Saturday, 17 Aug, 2019 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ragan Says Time’s Come To End Full-Time Career

Veteran David Ragan will bid farewell to the cockpit on a full-time basis after the 2019 season. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR driver David Ragan said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that at the end of the season he will step away from full-time competition in the […]

Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash
Friday, 16 Aug, 2019 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash
Details Emerge From Earnhardt Plane Crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. walked away from a serious airplane crash in Tennessee. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s jet bounced at least twice on the Elizabethton Municipal Airport runway before the landing gear collapsed, NTSB senior investigator Ralph Hicks said Friday.

“We were able to obtain surveillance […]

Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane
Friday, 16 Aug, 2019 – 7:09 | One Comment
Witness: Jr. Dropped To Ground After Exiting Plane

The burned-out remains of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s airplane at the airport near Bristol Motor Speedway. (RacinToday.com photo by Deb Williams)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

ELIZABETHTON, TENN.  – Sissy Moody was working across the street from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport Thursday when she heard a loud “thud”, ran to the window and saw Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s […]

History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen
Monday, 5 Aug, 2019 – 8:10 | Comments Off on History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen
History, Elliott Repeat Themselves At The Glen

Chase Elliott emerged victorious for a second straight year at Watkins Glen. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – There’s a new King of the Road at Watkins Glen International, and the guy who finished second here Sunday afternoon qualifies as NASCAR road-racing royalty, too.

Chase Elliott and Martin […]

Questions Of New, Old Encircle Jimmie At The Glen
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2019 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Questions Of New, Old Encircle Jimmie At The Glen
Questions Of New, Old Encircle Jimmie At The Glen

Will a new crew chief bring back the old Jimmie Johnson on Sunday at Watkins Glen? (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Winless in over two years and in danger of missing the 2019 NASCAR Cup Playoffs, Jimmie Johnson will race at Watkins Glen International today with a new crew […]

Elliott Returns To The Scene Of The First Time
Saturday, 3 Aug, 2019 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Elliott Returns To The Scene Of The First Time
Elliott Returns To The Scene Of The First Time

Chase Elliott has some great memories of the Watkins Glen International road course. He won his first Cup race there. He will start Sunday’s race from the pole. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Andrew Coppley)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Chase Elliott fondly recalls those hot summer days of his innocent youth, tagging along with […]