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Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland

Kevin Harvick will start the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole position after qualifying for the Chase’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled because of rain.
Also rained out was the Camping World Truck Race that was scheduled for Friday evening.
Harvick earned the Coors Light Pole position for Sunday’s MyAFibRisk.com 400 (3 […]

Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2015 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2015 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
McMurray Finally Gets His Due

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2015 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing enters the Chase having won eight of the last 11 races, the favorite to walk off with the 2015 title, but when the season began it was a bleak time for the organization.
Kyle Bush was sidelined in February with a broken right leg […]

Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2015 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend

Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2015 – 7:40 | Comments Off on The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Seizing every opportunity is critical to one’s success in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, but before the 16-driver field is set one more obstacle must be cleared – Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Eleven drivers already are guaranteed berths in the field via one […]

Logano On Pole At Richmond
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole At Richmond
Logano On Pole At Richmond

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Joey Logano collected his second straight Sprint Cup Series pole at Richmond International Raceway Friday when he logged the fastest lap for Saturday night’s final race before the start of the Chase playoffs.
With a lap at 21.349 seconds, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his fifth pole of the season.
Logano, who won the pole earlier […]

Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee wasn’t painful when he was in his race car and his only limitation was being able to walk without crutches.
“I think I’m probably about a day or maybe two away from maybe ditching the extra crutch to walk around, […]