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Logano Dominates At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2015 – 15:12 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Logano Dominates At Charlotte Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joey Logano cruised into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs on Sunday by notching a dominating victory the first race of the second round.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a race-best 227 of 334 laps in getting the win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win […]

Charlotte Cup Race Postponed Until Sunday
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2015 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Charlotte Cup Race Postponed Until Sunday
Charlotte Cup Race Postponed Until Sunday

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Persistent rain and a forecast for more forced postponement of Saturday night’s scheduled Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway until 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on NBCSN.
Matt Kenseth will lead the field to the start when the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase begins more […]

JGR Drivers Out To Maintain Ownership Of CMS
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2015 – 8:12 | Comments Off on JGR Drivers Out To Maintain Ownership Of CMS
JGR Drivers Out To Maintain Ownership Of CMS

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Same song, second verse.
Such is the case where Joe Gibbs Racing is concerned when it comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway this year. What had been Hendrick Motorsports’ playground in previous years switched ownership to Joe Gibbs Racing this season.
With Matt Kenseth claiming the pole for Saturday’s Bank […]

Kenseth On Pole In Charlotte
Friday, 9 Oct, 2015 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Kenseth On Pole In Charlotte
Kenseth On Pole In Charlotte

Matt Kenseth won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver laid down a lap in 27.759 seconds (194.532 mph) for the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Kenseth was .198 seconds quicker than teammate Kyle Busch […]

Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte
Friday, 9 Oct, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte
Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.  
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards said during preparations for Saturday’s […]

Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2015 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team avoided the mistakes they made in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and logged a dominating victory in the third.
Harvick, who led all but 42 of 400 laps, won Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway and in doing […]

Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2015 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover
Rain Puts Kenseth On Cup Pole In Dover

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DOVER, Del. – A hard, steady rain at Dover International Speedway made Matt Kenseth’s life easier—and Kevin Harvick’s challenge even more difficult than it otherwise might have been.
With a massive East Coast storm forcing cancellation of all of Friday’s track activity at the Monster Mile, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, […]

Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2015 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures
Q&A: Harvick Talks About Fuel Problems And Chase Pressures

Kevin Harvick, who has suffered back-to-back lousy finishes in the first round of the 16-driver, 10-race, elimination-format Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship this year, was the guest on NASCAR’s weekly media teleconference.
Harvick, who crashed in the first Chase race and ran out of fuel with three laps to go in the second, left the […]

Stewart Will Be Leaving As He Drove: His Way
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2015 – 8:24 | One Comment
Stewart Will Be Leaving As He Drove: His Way

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If there’s one thing I have learned in the more than three decades that I have covered racing, it’s that drivers and crew chiefs always seem to know when it’s time to move on. Such is the case with Tony Stewart.
In Wednesday’s press conference at Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kannapolis headquarters, the […]

Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2015 – 13:22 | One Comment
Stewart To Exit Driver’s Seat After 2016 Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three-time champion Tony Stewart sounded anything but downhearted in announcing on Wednesday that he will retire from driving Sprint Cup cars following the 2016 season. In fact, during a teleconference with the media,  Stewart was upbeat to the point of sounding like a standup comic.
Seriously.
Stewart, 44, joked about everything from […]