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SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:13 | Comments Off on SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the addition of SAFER barriers on Martinsville Speedway’s straightaway walls, drivers said Friday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track had become an even tougher place to negotiate.
“It seems driving down the straightaway, trying to pass cars, even in practice, it just seems really tight,” Carl […]

Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Perhaps no races generate more emotion from fans than those at Talladega Superspeedway. And with the way last Sunday’s race ended, the “hate mail” to a few drivers has been abundant.
Jeff Gordon said he had even received some and he wasn’t even involved in anything.
“That’s what happens when you ‘wrong’ (Dale Earnhardt) […]

Hamlin Says NASCAR Bailed Harvick Out At ‘Dega
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 8:35 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Says NASCAR Bailed Harvick Out At ‘Dega

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
IRVING, Texas – Sprint Cup star Denny Hamlin says NASCAR opted to play-it-safe Tuesday when it absolved Kevin Harvick of “bricking the field” and intentionally causing a race-altering wreck during Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hamlin was among four drivers failing to advance into the Eliminator 8 Round of the […]

The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015 – 9:15 | Comments Off on The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Success has not translated to love for Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. On the contrary.
Logano, who swept the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champions by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, said Tuesday that hated from some NASCAR fans and perhaps a […]

Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?
Monday, 26 Oct, 2015 – 9:37 | One Comment
Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the sun began to go down at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, and the temperatures of fans and at least a couple of drivers began to rise, one veteran NASCAR reporter took to social media to heap snark on peers who were taking shots at Kevin Harvick.
What evidence, he asked […]

Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2015 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short
Logano Sweeps Round Two; Junior Inches Short

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano didn’t need to win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship but did. Dale Earnhardt Jr. did need to win to advance and didn’t, though determining those results took an extended examination of video by NASCAR officials.
As […]

Gordon Says Farewell To Talladega With A Pole Victory
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2015 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Gordon Says Farewell To Talladega With A Pole Victory
Gordon Says Farewell To Talladega With A Pole Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon will start what appears to be his final Sprint Cup Series race at NASCAR’s biggest track from the pole.
Gordon, who has announced that this will be his final season as a full-time driver in the series, won the pole on the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway oval with a lap […]

Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2015 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule
Thumbs Up For GWC Restart Rule

When asked about revising the green-white-checkered rule that will be in effect this weekend at Talladega Supespeedway – the number allowed will be trimmed from three down to one –Jeff Gordon offered up an amendment to the amendment.
“Is there a way to get a rule where there’s none? I’d be in favor that, too,” the […]

Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues
Friday, 23 Oct, 2015 – 16:03 | One Comment
Kenseth Says Former Pal Joey Has Truth Issues

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth said Friday that his plans for Saturday night were to carve Halloween pumpkins with his family. Other things he said during his media session at Talladega Superspeedway – site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race – indicated that fellow driver Joey Logano won’t be invited to the […]

Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2015 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders
Penalties Set Back Two Top Chase Contenders

 
By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
Kansas City, Kan. – It was a picture-post card autumn day in America’s Heartland for both fans and a couple of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contenders at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. But on the final green flag pit stop of the Hollywood Casino 400, things got cold and […]