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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 […]

Briscoe Didn’t Flip Out After First Xfinity Win
Saturday, 3 Aug, 2019 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Briscoe Didn’t Flip Out After First Xfinity Win
Briscoe Didn’t Flip Out After First Xfinity Win

Chase Briscoe finally got to spray some champagne after winning at Iowa. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – One week removed from his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of 2019, Chase Briscoe was talking about signature celebratory moments.

“What I remember is Carl Edwards doing the back flip,” said Briscoe, whose […]

Jimmie Johnson Gets New A Crew Chief
Monday, 29 Jul, 2019 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson Gets New A Crew Chief
Jimmie Johnson Gets New A Crew Chief

Jimmie Johnson to pursue Playoff berth with new crew chief. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday that Jimmie Johnson has been assigned a new crew chief. Out is Kevin Meendering and in is Cliff Daniels.

Johnson, pursuing a record eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship has not won a race since last season. He […]

Sitting At The Intersection Of NASCAR And Apollo 11
Saturday, 20 Jul, 2019 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Sitting At The Intersection Of NASCAR And Apollo 11
Sitting At The Intersection Of NASCAR And Apollo 11

Yes, it really happened 50 years ago.

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Many years back, an old college friend and road racing freak asked me about NASCAR’s version of going fast. What’s it like “covering the Gomers?” the guy, who was a pure science guy in school, wondered.

The implication of his question/statement was that NASCAR […]

Indiana Dirt Racer Cleans Up In Daytona
Monday, 8 Jul, 2019 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Indiana Dirt Racer Cleans Up In Daytona
Indiana Dirt Racer Cleans Up In Daytona

Justin Haley, right, is congratulated after winning Sunday’s rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Haley’s description of himself is pretty simple – “just a dirt track racer from Indiana.” However, he can now add the phrase: Who has won at Daytona […]

Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2019 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends
Words Always Precede Racing On Cup Weekends

Another NASCAR tradition – the July 4th weekend race at Daytona – bites the dust this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

They call the little Q and A sessions they have with drivers or officials in media centers on NASCAR Cup Series race weekends “breakout sessions” these days. […]

Cup Drivers Tackling The Art Of Blocking
Saturday, 6 Jul, 2019 – 7:28 | 2 Comments
Cup Drivers Tackling The Art Of Blocking

NASCAR’s new rules package is having a big effect on the art of blocking in the Cup Series. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Blocking is illegal in many racing series, but not in NASCAR. And Friday at Daytona International Speedway several drivers said it’s a maneuver that […]

Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR
Thursday, 4 Jul, 2019 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR
Tradition Is Dealt Another Blow By NASCAR

Tim Richmond won the 1986 Firecracker 400. It was one of the final Firecrackers. This year, the traditional Fourth of July weekend’s run at DIS comes to an end. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Blistering Florida sun, walking on the beach, ocean breezes, fireworks exploding over the Atlantic […]

Ranking The Best Road Circuits In N. America
Friday, 28 Jun, 2019 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Ranking The Best Road Circuits In N. America
Ranking The Best Road Circuits In N. America

Road America is, by consensus, considered a world class road circuit. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Just before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway, Fox Sports’ Mike Joy let go with a Mike Joy. Dripping with condescending and take-my-word-as-gospel tone, he let go with this: Sonoma is […]

Biffle Makes An Awesome Return To NASCAR
Saturday, 8 Jun, 2019 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Biffle Makes An Awesome Return To NASCAR
Biffle Makes An Awesome Return To NASCAR

Greg Biffle returned to the cockpit on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. And a successful return it was. (Photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – It was, as Greg Biffle screamed over his radio at the checkered flag, an “awesome freaking drive.”

Awesome? Improbable was more to the […]