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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 […]

Harvick Sent A Serious Message At Atlanta
Sunday, 25 Feb, 2018 – 21:34 | Comments Off on Harvick Sent A Serious Message At Atlanta
Harvick Sent A Serious Message At Atlanta

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – Eight Things We Learned at Atlanta:

Kevin Harvick’s dominating victory in Sunday’s QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was his way of serving early-season notice that he will be a force to be reckoned with to capture this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. The all-time lap […]

Harvick Busts Atlanta Motor Speedway Slump
Sunday, 25 Feb, 2018 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Harvick Busts Atlanta Motor Speedway Slump
Harvick Busts Atlanta Motor Speedway Slump

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It took Kevin Harvick 17 years to get his second NASCAR Cup Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway but when he secured that win on Sunday, it came with considerable ease and a bit of emotion.
Harvick, whose first win at AMS came in his first race after taking the driver’s […]

Kyle Busch On The Cup Pole In Atlanta
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On The Cup Pole In Atlanta
Kyle Busch On The Cup Pole In Atlanta

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Kyle Busch streaked to the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he laid down a lap of 184.652 mph during Friday’s three-stage qualifying.
“We seemed to be getting beat on every single run through (turns) 1 and 2,” Busch said. “But there, during that final run, I felt we got […]

Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta
Crashweeks Hopefully Gives Way To Real Racing At Atlanta

If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]