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Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Racing Daytona On The Fourth Is Still First Rate

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the world of stock car racing, Daytona International Speedway is considered the sport’s grand stage.
However, where does the prestigious Daytona 500, contested here each February, rank against Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at the facility known as the World Center of Racing as well as [...]

Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be
Thursday, 3 Jul, 2014 – 20:04 | Comments Off
Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those hoping that Ryan Newman would declare that his third-place finish in last Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Kentucky represented a first step on his way to the 2014 series championship, left Sparta disappointed.
About the most promising thing they heard Newman say after he had posted his best finish [...]

Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This [...]

Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 16:37 | One Comment
Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky

Every day of the week, adrenal glands turn solidly grounded people into fools. They tend to over-rev ambition and loosen the tongue. Last Saturday night in Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, it appeared Brad Keselowski’s adrenal gland was setting him up for some major “I said what?” next-morning moments.
And an hour later, after plenty of [...]

Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The only bumps that slowed down Brad Keselowski at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night occurred in Victory Lane after the race when a broken champagne bottle sent him to the care center for stitches.
“Yeah, welcome to the party,” he said of the Victory Lane incident. “It’s all good. I’m just [...]

Keselwoski Wins Pole At Kentucky
Friday, 27 Jun, 2014 – 18:34 | Comments Off
Keselwoski Wins Pole At Kentucky

Brad Keselowski will start Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway from the pole after posting the top speed during Friday’s qualifying session.
The pole was Keselowski’s second of the day as he also was fastest in qualifying for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race.
The Team Penske driver’s teammate, Joey Logano, qualified second fastest.
Jeff Gordon, who [...]

Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky
Thursday, 26 Jun, 2014 – 15:13 | Comments Off
Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Matt Kenseth spent a sizable chunk of this week’s Sprint Cup media teleconference talking about the bumps at Kentucky Speedway. Lots of tracks have bumps, Kenseth said, but Kentucky is “really, really bumpy”. Two “reallys”, which for low-key Kenseth is like five “reallys” for drivers with more effervescent personalities.
Drivers [...]

Edwards Captures Sonoma For First Road Win
Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Edwards Captures Sonoma For First Road Win

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Fact: NASCAR drivers extract a lot of pride from winning road races. It tends to make them feel like complete competitors.
Carl Edwards got the first road course win of his career Sunday after he jumped to the lead in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on a restart [...]

McMurray On Pole In Sonoma
Saturday, 21 Jun, 2014 – 17:16 | One Comment
McMurray On Pole In Sonoma

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Jamie McMurray won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
McMurray knocked AJ Allmendinger off the provisional pole late in the knockout session to get the pole.
McMurray’s speed of 96.350 mph eclipsed Marcos Ambrose’s 2012 track qualifying record of 95.262 mph.
The pole was McMurray’s the 10th of [...]

Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
Friday, 20 Jun, 2014 – 16:59 | One Comment
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround

Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year [...]