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Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff
Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2013 – 18:48 | One Comment
Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In discussing the 2013 RacinToday.com Driver of the Year vote this week, veteran racing writer Mark Armijo asked the following question: How can you punish a driver for domination?
Other RT voters answered back: You can’t.
Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who dominated a racing season like few others have in recent [...]

Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013
Wednesday, 25 Dec, 2013 – 10:21 | 3 Comments
Dirty Kurty Cleaned Up His Act During Terrific 2013

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Colleague/boss Jim Pedley, founder and managing editor of RacinToday.com, emailed me on the morning after the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards telecast to note that he just cannot bear to watch the program anymore.
“Like fingernails on blackboard watching these guys try to be funny,” Jim said. And I bet [...]

NASCAR Unveils New Specs
Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2013 – 13:42 | Comments Off
NASCAR Unveils New Specs

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NASCAR delivered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package to race teams on Tuesday. The package was developed by a collaborative between NASCAR and the industry.
“It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice [...]

Mock Races Highlight Charlotte Cup Test
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 18:11 | Comments Off

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Thirty Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track in Gen 6 cars during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
NASCAR ran five different mock races, as well as several tuning sessions with cars completing single-car runs. The test session was intended to finalize rules packages for the 2014 season.
“We did an initial test [...]

No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 15:35 | One Comment
No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series [...]

Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet
Saturday, 7 Dec, 2013 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson marked his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night as driver, parent and cultural historian, and with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the next chapter of his wonderful life.
The latter was delivered by championship runnerup Matt Kenseth during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las [...]

Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
Friday, 6 Dec, 2013 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past

On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
Friday, 6 Dec, 2013 – 9:08 | Comments Off
Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award

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Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at [...]

France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
Thursday, 5 Dec, 2013 – 19:57 | One Comment
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the [...]

Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
Monday, 2 Dec, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]