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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 […]

Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. has been named Colorado’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year, the top honor awarded annually by Mile High Sports.
The Furniture Row Racing driver, who graces the cover of the recent issue of Mile High Sports Magazine, also was named Colorado’s “Fan Favorite” Athlete of the Year in a […]

Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
Monday, 11 Dec, 2017 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces

Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

Driver, Hero Bud Moore Dies
Tuesday, 28 Nov, 2017 – 12:12 | Comments Off on Driver, Hero Bud Moore Dies
Driver, Hero Bud Moore Dies

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Walter “Bud” Moore Jr., a decorated member of America’s “Greatest Generation” who went on to win NASCAR championships as car-owner and crew chief, has died at the age of 92.
The Spartanburg, S.C., native won NASCAR’s premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker and car-owner titles in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly. Moore […]

Two Exiting Stars Take Different Paths Out The Door
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2017 – 17:54 | 3 Comments
Two Exiting Stars Take Different Paths Out The Door

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2017 NASCAR season drew to a close in the deepening darkness of Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday evening, so too did the driving careers of the sport’s two biggest stars of the 21st Century.
And the exits of those two careers were marked by the same kinds of attitudes that […]

Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2017 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup
Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup

Roush Fenway Racing will field a driver development team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2018, with Ty Majeski, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe scheduled to share the company’s signature No. 60 Ford Mustang.
The project is intended to continue the progression and development of the three “Ford family” drivers and will be run by […]

Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It
Monday, 20 Nov, 2017 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It
Furniture Row Stayed With It And Then Won It

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During those high-interest years of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, we all watched and snickered as NASCAR outsiders brashly barged their way into the sport and then, extremely quickly, barged their way out again sans their brashness.
Then there was one group of outsiders that did stay, and on […]

Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 18:43 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship
Truex Wins Homestead; Earns First Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Sunday’s season-ending race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
The championship was Truex’s first and also the first for his Colorado-based Furniture Row Racing team.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “To think about all […]

Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost
Car Makers Say Racing Still Gives Them A Boost

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Big-time auto racing’s longstanding marketing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” may not resonate with consumers like it did during the Muscle Car Era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
With SUVs and crossovers dominating sales worldwide _ and faced with a younger demographic not particularly turned-on by […]

2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
Saturday, 18 Nov, 2017 – 9:47 | Comments Off on 2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done
2018: It’s The ‘Danica Double’ And Done

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Get ready for two more doses of “Danicamania.”
NASCAR free-agent Danica Patrick plans to end her star-crossed racing career in May 2018 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her historic fourth-place start/finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Patrick eventually rode that wave of gender-breaking popularity _ dubbed “Danicamania” _ into a […]