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The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
Friday, 17 Feb, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d […]

NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 16:17 | One Comment
NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive

NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown
Monday, 23 Jan, 2017 – 21:12 | One Comment
The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives, team owners, drivers and track owners were extremely positive Monday when the sanctioning body announced the most drastic race format change in its history, but several questions remained with the season opening events in the three national touring series just weeks away.
Will the fans be […]

NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
Monday, 23 Jan, 2017 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product

NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]

Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
Thursday, 19 Jan, 2017 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Optimism flourishes among drivers and race teams during the pre-season, but for Clint Bowyer there’s a high level of excitement and anticipation that the Kansas driver hasn’t experienced in several years.
“I love what I see at Stewart-Haas (Racing),” Bowyer said Wednesday at the Ford Performance Center in […]