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Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Friday, 16 Feb, 2018 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same
Media Days Come, Go, And Stay The Same

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Media Day for Speedweeks was held Wednesday. Never fun, seldom insightful, occasionally entertaining and often embarrassing, the 2018 edition of the gathering produced more of the same.
For example?
No kidding, somebody asked this of Alex Bowman, new driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy: “Do you feel like you’ve inherited […]

Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Friday, 16 Feb, 2018 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Youth Shines In Daytona Duels
Youth Shines In Daytona Duels

Youngsters Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott won Thursday night’s  Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.
Blaney won the first Duel by holding off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano in a race that feature a number of crashes which took out a large handful of top drives.
In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 […]

Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash
Keselowski Leads Penske Dash In The Clash

Brad Keselowski took the lead on Lap 39 of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday and held it the rest of the way to win the exhibition kick-off race to the 2018 season.
Finishing second was Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano.
New Penske driver Ryan Blaney finished fourth.
Keselowski led 41 of the […]

Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Sunday, 11 Feb, 2018 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole
Bowman Puts The No. 88 Chevy On 500 Pole

RacinToday.com
So much for Alex Bowman suffering from the pressure of taking over ride of NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman drove the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to the pole of the 2018 Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Bowman laid down a lap of 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway at a speed of 195.644 mph.
The pole was the […]

Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
Friday, 9 Feb, 2018 – 8:19 | One Comment
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2018 – 18:45 | One Comment
NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR is determined to extend “parity” to pit road and beyond in 2018, following a series of rules changes introduced at the close of last season.
Pit crew numbers in NASCAR’s three national touring series have been reduced from six to five, a change NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell […]

Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 19:46 | One Comment
Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Blaney only has one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on his racing resume and he has yet to claim a championship, but the soft-spoken 24-year-old driver is already walking in Richard Petty’s footsteps when it comes to dealing with the fans.
Last year at Texas Motor Speedway he sat […]

Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski believes his job entails more than winning races and representing his sponsors, it’s also important for him to promote the sport so it’s there for future generations.
“I am eating the fruits off a tree produced by generations before me; by Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip […]

Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 19:32 | One Comment
Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing became a leaner organization at the conclusion of the 2017 season and it’s a change that Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric believe will strengthen RCR this year.
Last year, RCR fielded three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and five in the Xfinity Series. […]

Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several recent marketing campaigns focus on the young drivers entering the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and that bothers 32-year-old Kyle Busch.
“We’ve paid our dues, and our sponsors have and everything else, and all you’re doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and […]