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Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 9:07 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – In case you think this is just a story on NASCAR, it’s not. Please continue, because there is some straight talk here (hello Robin Miller!) that I think all racing fans might find worthwhile.
On a Friday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, rarely has there been as much optimism prior […]

Big News Of Week Left Many People Wondering
Friday, 26 Feb, 2016 – 18:15 | One Comment
Big News Of Week Left Many People Wondering

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When it was announced this week that Stewart-Haas Racing would sever ties with Chevrolet and campaign Fords next season, a lot of people openly questioned whether or not SHR would continue to get top-shelf pieces and support from current supplier Hendrick Motorsports for the rest of this season.
Jimmie Johnson, the lead […]

Q and A: Stewart-Haas And Ford Talk About New Deal
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 18:33 | Comments Off on Q and A: Stewart-Haas And Ford Talk About New Deal
Q and A: Stewart-Haas And Ford Talk About New Deal

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During a teleconference with the media on Wednesday, officials from Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Performance answered questions about the announcement that the two organizations would work together beginning in 2017.
Stewart-Haas had been a Chevrolet team since it was founded in 2010.
The following is a transcript of the teleconference:
TONY STEWART, Co-Owner, Stewart-Haas Racing – CAN YOU EXPAND […]

NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 16:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Sunday’s Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner Denny Hamlin edged runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds — roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin’s impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn’t the only record-setting event of the day.
On […]

NASCAR Revamps Green-White-Checker Format
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 – 15:42 | Comments Off on NASCAR Revamps Green-White-Checker Format
NASCAR Revamps Green-White-Checker Format

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NASCAR officials announced Thursday a change to the overtime system that it uses for it Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series.
At the heart of the new green-white-checkered flag finish is the institution of an “overtime line”.
NASCAR explained the new system as follows:
After taking the green on the overtime restart, if the leader then […]

Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away

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Longtime racing radio voice Barney Hall as died at the age of 83.
Hall communicated the action of NASCAR to countless radio listeners during a broadcast career has spanned nearly 50 years.
A native of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the original members of the Motor Racing Network staff and was known as the “Voice of […]

NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Robin Pemberton will not return as Senior Vice President of Competition.
Pemberton joined the sanctioning body in August of 2004. Since that time, he has overseen all areas of NASCAR competition.
 
“Robin has left an indelible mark on the sport while at NASCAR,” said NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton. “He joined us at a […]

NASCAR Annouces 2016 Schedules
Monday, 26 Oct, 2015 – 15:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Annouces 2016 Schedules
NASCAR Annouces 2016 Schedules

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NASCAR officials unveiled the 2016 Sprint Cup and Xfinity series schedules on Monday and they contained several changes from the 2015 schedule.
Once again, 36 races are on the season.
The season will begin, as usual, at Daytona International in February for Speedweeks and the Dayt0na 500.
Daytona Rising, the speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project, will be complete […]

Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 7:05 | Comments Off on SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith is attending this weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this summer, it was announced Friday.
“We talked about this for the last few days actually, about having a conversation because health and personal matters are […]