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Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Monday, 3 Sep, 2018 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’
Keselowski: Southern 500 Victory ‘Biggest Ever’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski entered Darlington Raceway a frustrated driver, winless on the season and plagued throughout the year with inconsistencies. He left with a weekend sweep, a victory in NASCAR’s oldest speedway race, and an emotional boost for the playoffs.
 “It’s probably the biggest win of my career, especially […]

Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 22:31 | Comments Off on Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington
Keselowski, Penske Shine At Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski’s Darlington drought is over. On Saturday, the Michigan native won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and then on Sunday, he collected a win in one of NASCAR’s crown jewels as he won the Southern 500 at historic old Darlington.
Keselowski did what had appeared to be impossible for 300-plus […]

Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2018 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In The Southern

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Labor Day weekend in Darlington means grueling heat and humidity with temperatures in the race cars easily soaring to more than 120 degrees.
It’s an environment that Kurt Busch believes makes the Bojangles Southern 500 tougher than the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend.
“It’s that […]

Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2018 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole
Hamlin Storms To Darlington Pole

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Defending race winner Denny Hamlin drove to pole for Sunday’s Southern 500 on Saturday when he turned a fast lap in 28.332 seconds (173.571 mph) at Darlington Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver edged Kyle Larson (173.411 mph) by .026 seconds.
“The No. 1 pit stall (a perk for the pole winner) obviously is very important here, […]

Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
Friday, 31 Aug, 2018 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past
Elliotts To Make Emotional Return To The Past

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.co
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular due to the memories it resurrects, but perhaps no paint scheme for Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500 will elicit more emotion than the one on Chase Elliott’s Chevrolet.
To many it’s simply a yellow and blue […]

Kurt Busch Kicks Back At Bristol Track
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2018 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Kicks Back At Bristol Track
Kurt Busch Kicks Back At Bristol Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kurt Busch readily admits that ever since Bristol Motor Speedway was resurfaced and its banking changed in 2007 that it has “kicked my butt”, but in Saturday’s Night Race the NASCAR champion kicked back.
Busch conquered the tough short track by leading the final 24 laps in one […]

The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
Saturday, 18 Aug, 2018 – 22:27 | Comments Off on The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol
The Other Busch Gets Victory In Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch entered Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the best driver in the series to not have won a race in 2018. He left Bristol sans the “not have won” tag.
Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson […]

Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough
Friday, 17 Aug, 2018 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough
Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. said Friday that sponsorship was the key to his remaining at Furniture Row Racing in 2019.
5-hour ENERGY, a co-primary sponsor on Truex’s Toyota with Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats for 30 Cup races this year, announced last month it was leaving the […]

Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
Friday, 17 Aug, 2018 – 14:06 | Comments Off on Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kasey Kahne said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that  he could no longer give 100 percent to a full-time NASCAR schedule and it wasn’t fair for him to continue, but he might run 40 to 50 Sprint Car races in 2019.
“You can do 40 or 50 (Sprint […]

Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement
Thursday, 16 Aug, 2018 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement
Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – One day after Elliott Sadler announced that 2018 would be his final season as a full-time NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne followed suit, saying Thursday he would not return next year.
In a letter released on Twitter, Kahne said he had thought about his decision for many months. He […]