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Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing
Friday, 9 Feb, 2018 – 8:19 | One Comment
Kennedy Hiring Could Signal A Torch-Passing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s youth movement might end up going much deeper than its fresh crop of baby-faced drivers.
On Jan. 30th, NASCAR announced that longtime employee Jim Cassidy had been repositioned into a new Chief International Officer slot, designed to grow the company’s international fan base.
The eyebrow-raiser, however, came several paragraphs […]

NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18
Thursday, 8 Feb, 2018 – 18:45 | One Comment
NASCAR Pit Crews Will Be Running Lean In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR is determined to extend “parity” to pit road and beyond in 2018, following a series of rules changes introduced at the close of last season.
Pit crew numbers in NASCAR’s three national touring series have been reduced from six to five, a change NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell […]

Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 19:46 | One Comment
Fans Are Fanning Ryan Blaney’s Racing Fires

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ryan Blaney only has one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on his racing resume and he has yet to claim a championship, but the soft-spoken 24-year-old driver is already walking in Richard Petty’s footsteps when it comes to dealing with the fans.
Last year at Texas Motor Speedway he sat […]

Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski believes his job entails more than winning races and representing his sponsors, it’s also important for him to promote the sport so it’s there for future generations.
“I am eating the fruits off a tree produced by generations before me; by Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip […]

Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 19:32 | One Comment
Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing became a leaner organization at the conclusion of the 2017 season and it’s a change that Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric believe will strengthen RCR this year.
Last year, RCR fielded three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and five in the Xfinity Series. […]

Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several recent marketing campaigns focus on the young drivers entering the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and that bothers 32-year-old Kyle Busch.
“We’ve paid our dues, and our sponsors have and everything else, and all you’re doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and […]

Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
Tuesday, 23 Jan, 2018 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Perhaps Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. provided the best summation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new challenging road course Monday when he said it would “break some people’s hearts.”
That’s heartbreak that could come in the form of elimination from the playoffs.
“It’s a wildcard for […]

Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2018 – 10:32 | Comments Off on Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore
Gurney An Easy Choice For Racing’s Mt. Rushmore

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
 
The news of Dan Gurney’s passing over the weekend re-fired a raging and often hostile debate between me, myself and I which seems to flare whenever something of major auto racing significance makes headlines.
It’s the debate about which four American drivers are most deserving of having their visages cut into […]

‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
Monday, 15 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on ‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]

New Cup Camaro Has The Looks Of A Winner
Wednesday, 10 Jan, 2018 – 9:54 | 3 Comments
New Cup Camaro Has The Looks Of A Winner

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Chase Elliott drew the honor of turning the first hot laps in the NASCAR Cup Series version of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway, and declared the car definitely has passed the eye test.
But Elliott acknowledged that Chevy’s newest Cup entry remains a work in progress.
“The […]