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Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold

The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]

Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Sunday, 6 Mar, 2016 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the lead with six laps to go and then sprinted away to get the victory in Sunday’s bizarre Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver, the 18th of his career […]

Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch obviously felt right at home for Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yes, because he is a native of Las Vegas, but also because his car looked race-winnable in two of the three rounds of the qualifier.
Busch ran 196.238 mph (27.505 seconds) in […]

Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Monday, 29 Feb, 2016 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Regrettably, Jimmie Johnson said Sunday afternoon, there will always be one goal in racing that he will never accomplish: The six-time Sprint Cup champion will never be able to say he raced against Dale Earnhardt.
But after taking the checkered flag to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Johnson let the […]

Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson came through with a nearly perfect, lead-retaining restart in overtime and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s 76th and it tied him with Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the career-win list. Johnson honored the late seven-time chance by showing three fingers to the crowd on his […]

Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Friday, 26 Feb, 2016 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch seemingly knocked older brother Kurt Busch off the pole with a minute and 20 seconds left in the third and final session of Friday’s qualifying event for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
But after Kyle failed a post race inspection, Kurt was awarded the pole.
“Real […]

Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford

Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Wednesday, 24 Feb, 2016 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 – 9:22 | Comments Off on A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500

One year after Kyle Busch lay in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, Fla., wondering if he would ever drive again due to severe foot and leg injuries he suffered in the 2015 Xfinity Series season opener, the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion produced his best-ever finish in the Daytona 500.
Placing third to fellow Toyota drivers […]

Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Sunday, 21 Feb, 2016 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History

Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]