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Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2018 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana
Truex On Pole In Fontana; Inspectors Ground 13 Cars At Fontana

Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless
Harvick Looks Good, Sounds Classless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of critical takes from the past weekend of racing:
– Kevin Harvick is having one of those years. A good driver on a great team that seems to be the first to figure out the 2018 version of NASCAR’s constantly evolving way of doing business in the 21st Century.
As […]

Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS
Flat Spot On: Q’s Remain in L’Affair Harvick/SHS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
At the bottom of the Harvick/Stewart-Haas Racing affair is one important unresolved question. (Did the team devise a way to reduce support for the rear window to get more air to the rear spoiler and still pass inspection – before it broke?)
If an inspection trip to […]

Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2018 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18
Harvick Wins Phoenix, Makes It Three Straight In ’18

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Kevin Harvick won his third-straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday when he eased away from Kyle Busch over the closing laps at the half-mile oval in Phoenix.
It was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s ninth victory at the Phoenix track. It was his 30th career victory in Cup and came after dominating wins the last […]

Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix
Friday, 9 Mar, 2018 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix
Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix

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Martin Truex Jr. on Friday, captured the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix.
Truex’s lap came in 26.288 seconds.
“It was a good run,” the Furniture Row Racing driver and defending series champion said. “We worked really hard coming here, knowing what we’ve done here in the past. We’ve run well, but we […]

Drivers: Social Media Influencing NASCAR Officials
Friday, 9 Mar, 2018 – 17:57 | 2 Comments
Drivers: Social Media Influencing NASCAR Officials

Kyle Busch on Friday said that some NASCAR decisions are based not on reasoned thinking but on what series officials see on social media.
His comments come on the heels of several controversial decisions by NASCAR.
Asked if he is concerned that NASCAR may be making decisions based on what they see on media like Twitter and […]

Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2018 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?
Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three takes from an abbreviated schedule of racing over the past weekend:
– This could be the season in which Kevin Harvick establishes himself as a lock to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Perhaps on the first ballot.
Victories in two of the first three races of the season […]

Harvick Drives To Second Straight Cup Win
Sunday, 4 Mar, 2018 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Drives To Second Straight Cup Win
Harvick Drives To Second Straight Cup Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick collected his second-straight easy victory Sunday as he won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Harvick led 209 of 267 laps in the event in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and his win came a week after he also dominated in winning at Atlanta […]

Blaney On Cup Pole In Las Vegas
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2018 – 8:56 | Comments Off on Blaney On Cup Pole In Las Vegas
Blaney On Cup Pole In Las Vegas

Ryan Blaney posted the fastest lap of the day to earn the pole on a windy Friday for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Blaney drove the No. 12 Team Penske car to a fast lap in 28.200 seconds (191.489 mph).
“Our team did a great job of getting us ready from round […]

Flat Spot On: Rainy Atlanta Sets Up Sunny Vegas
Wednesday, 28 Feb, 2018 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Rainy Atlanta Sets Up Sunny Vegas
Flat Spot On: Rainy Atlanta Sets Up Sunny Vegas

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR in 280 characters (or less):
It’s eternally amazing that Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of NASCAR’s greatest tracks, lost one of its two dates. (The veteran drivers love the high-speed AMS events where they can better control their own destiny due to the wide and worn surface.)
Many in social media were dissed […]