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Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This is the kind of season which many had predicted for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.
On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt won his third Sprint Cup race of the season. The victory gave him 10 top-five finishes in 21 2014 starts and it moved him [...]

Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie [...]

Larson Wins First Pole
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 19:33 | Comments Off
Larson Wins First Pole

Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph [...]

Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal

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Earlier this week, NASCAR announced that it was levying heavy penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the driver for which is Denny Hamlin.
On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Hamlin met with the media to discuss the penalties.
NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to [...]

The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did [...]

The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
Monday, 28 Jul, 2014 – 9:36 | 3 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of [...]

Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014 – 15:02 | Comments Off
Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400

The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ‘15
Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ‘15

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Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing will part ways following the 2014 season it was announced on Sunday.
“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years.,” RFR owner Jack Roush said. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years [...]

Harvick On Brickyard Pole
Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014 – 14:33 | Comments Off
Harvick On Brickyard Pole

Kevin Harvick won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole with a lap at 47.753 seconds and 188.470 mph. He set a new track record in the first round of the three-round qualifying session with a lap of 47.647 [...]

Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru
Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
For a long time established professionals were not welcome in U.S. motor racing. Lawyers were despised due to racing’s vulnerability to the issues of liability and doctors were often feared – if a driver met one in the line of work it probably wasn’t a good thing. Engineers such [...]