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Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’
Friday, 11 Jul, 2014 – 11:07 | One Comment
Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’

LOUDON, N.H. _ NASCAR president Mike Helton made it very clear Friday morning that the stock car sanctioning body does not believe this week’s announcement that its top car owners have formed an alliance poses a threat to the sport or to NASCAR.
“We’ve got great respect for all or stakeholders,’’ Helton said. “Any perception of [...]

NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?
Thursday, 10 Jul, 2014 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Rob Kauffman is a businessman. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, he has reportedly made hundreds of millions of dollars managing hedge funds. That fact alone might be a clue to the motive and function of the new alliance of NASCAR team owners which Kauffman has been selected to lead.
NASCAR, [...]

Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group
Monday, 7 Jul, 2014 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group

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The top team owners in NASCAR on Monday announced that they have formed an alliance which they say is intended to improve the sport.
Rob Kauffman, head of the alliance, issued the following statement about the new organization:
“A group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced today they have formed a [...]

Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 14:11 | One Comment
Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car

Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was [...]

NASCAR’s France Talks Series’ Present And Future
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 8:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s France Talks Series’ Present And Future

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France took to the podium at Daytona International Speedway’s media center to conduct a Q and A with the media on Saturday.
France talked about next year’s schedules, this year’s racing, empty grandstands, changes to the Chase, Daytona International Speedway and a number of other subjects.
The following is a transcript of [...]

Daytona Cup Race Postponed
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 21:14 | Comments Off
Daytona Cup Race Postponed

Rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
NASCAR officials made the decision shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.
When the race does begin, pole sitter David Gilliland in the Love’s Travel Stops Ford will share the [...]

Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The new Chase rules, with its win-and-your-in format, has made the playoffs extremely accessible to the Sprint Cup Series’ traditional have-nots. And plate racing, with its bizarre capriciousness, has made winning extremely possible for the have-nots.
So, for a lot of the teams and drivers in the far ends of the [...]

Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying
Friday, 4 Jul, 2014 – 18:21 | One Comment
Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was a day for the have-nots on the beach Friday.
Front Row Motorsports continued to show its strength at restrictor-plate tracks as David Gilliland won the pole for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole comes on the heels of teammate David Ragan’s victory at Talladega in [...]

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 [...]