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SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date
Thursday, 9 Mar, 2017 – 9:01 | Comments Off on SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date
SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Las Vegas Motor Speedway has secured a coveted second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend for the 2018 season and beyond via an intramural “realignment” affecting two other facilities in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc., empire.
SMI President/CEO Marcus Smith made the announcement during a news conference with Las Vegas Convention and […]

Keselowski Capitalizes On Harvick Mistake At AMS
Sunday, 5 Mar, 2017 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Keselowski Capitalizes On Harvick Mistake At AMS
Keselowski Capitalizes On Harvick Mistake At AMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick’s to lose as he headed into the pits with 15 laps to go. And that’s exactly what happened as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was slapped with a speeding penalty that cost him the win.
Loving it all was Brad […]

Busch, Bell Win In Double-Dip In Atlanta
Saturday, 4 Mar, 2017 – 19:01 | Comments Off on Busch, Bell Win In Double-Dip In Atlanta
Busch, Bell Win In Double-Dip In Atlanta

Kyle Busch pulled away after a restart on Lap 148 of 163 and beat Brad Keselowski to the finish line by .605 seconds to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
In the second half of Saturday’s double-header at AMS, Christopher Bell held off Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered restart to win the Camping […]

Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
Saturday, 4 Mar, 2017 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Newly-minted Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch says his victory in last Sunday’s “Great American Race” has come gift-wrapped with a “sense of calm” for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Sense of calm? KuBu? Recently married and all grown up? Incredible.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win […]

Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
Friday, 3 Mar, 2017 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta

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Kevin Harvick drove to the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver claimed P1 with a lap at 190.398 mph at the 1.5-mile Atlanta oval.
Afterward he gave big credit to his team.
“We have had two different styles of body on this chassis so I […]

TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]

Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona

Ford Motor Co. executives readily admit their desire this season is to seize the manufacturer’s championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a title they have not possessed since 2002.
Chevrolet dominated the competition for 13 years before Toyota dethroned the General Motors brand last year. Now Ford hungers to be the king of the […]

Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Friday, 24 Feb, 2017 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels

After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]