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Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 13:15 | Comments Off
Sons Of Air Titan On Site In Martinsville

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The days of dragging tires around a race track during a rain delay are long gone.
Over the past two decades, NASCAR tackled wet race surfaces with jet dryers.
In February 2013, NASCAR revolutionized track drying by introducing the Air Titan.
Today at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR officials unveiled a new-and-improved [...]

Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class
Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Penske Head Of Texas Hall Of Fame Class

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Team-owner Roger S. Penske’s proficiency for finding Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month when “The Captain” is inducted as 16th member of the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The only car-owner to score victories on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned [...]

Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville

Denny Hamlin will race in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, his Joe Gibbs Racing team said in a press release Wednesday.
Hamlin missed last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr. [...]

Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 8:09 | 2 Comments
Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout life there are certain people who touch your heart in a special way. Lynda Petty was one of those people.
In 1992 the paper I worked for assigned me to shadow the Petty family, specifically Richard, during his final season as a driver. Little did I know it was a [...]

Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen

Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, lost her long battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer since condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. [...]

Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 10:06 | One Comment
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana

So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup [...]

Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization

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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing,answered questions about driver Denny Hamlin’s withdrawal from Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Here is a transcript of the meeting with the press.
J.D. GIBBS: “We have an issue with Denny Hamlin, I’m sure most of you all know, but he has a sinus infection and it’s affecting [...]

Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of [...]

Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana

Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked [...]