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Harvick On Darlington Pole
Friday, 11 Apr, 2014 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Harvick On Darlington Pole

Kevin Harvick won the pole in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Darlington Raceway.
With a lap at 183.479 mph in the five-minute third round of time trials, Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at the 1.366-mile speedway.
The pole was Harvick’s first of the season, his first at Darlington and [...]

Like It Or Not, NASCAR Is About To Power Down
Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014 – 16:37 | 4 Comments
Like It Or Not, NASCAR Is About To Power Down

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. says a reduction in Sprint Cup Series engine horsepower is coming “whether you like it or not,” but hardly a sign of a stock car Apocalypse.
“I choose as an individual to get on the side of being productive in that discussion [...]

Logano Has Arrived As A Sprint Cup Driver
Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014 – 12:26 | 2 Comments
Logano Has Arrived As A Sprint Cup Driver

Joey Logano still looks like he just stepped off the set of a John Hughes movie: He still looks like he should be kicked out of a kegger by jocks flaunting their high school letter jackets. That’s why it’s so hard to believe that we’ve been asking Logano questions about his progress toward maturity for [...]

Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas

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Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Team Penske’s Logano – who started the day eighth in points – and the fourth of his career.  It gave [...]

Looking For Right Zone In Texas
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Looking For Right Zone In Texas

Zone tread tire technology isn’t new to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., just to racing.
Known as the Assurance Tripletred, the multi-zone passenger tire introduced in 2004 inspired the racing tire unveiled at Atlanta last Labor Day and used at Texas Motor Speedway. The passenger tire’s three zones are designed to deal with ice, wet and [...]

Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Extended into Monday because of inclement weather, NASCAR’s spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway began on a similarly rainy Thursday evening with the annual Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Gala awards ceremony and charity fundraiser.
Sunday’s day-long rain and cold conditions forced NASCAR to postpone the originally [...]

Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Wet-and-cold weather barely fit for waterfowl, much less NASCAR racing, forced postponement of Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series season has been rescheduled for Monday, with the green flag now set to drop at 11 a.m. (CDT). [...]

Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
Saturday, 5 Apr, 2014 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Like any championship-caliber sports organization, Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t believe in rebuilding. Stewart-Haas Racing reloads.
SHR’s revised four-car lineup began reintroducing itself to NASCAR Nation last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where newcomer Kurt Busch ended a maddening, 83-race winless streak with a victory in the STP 500.
Saturday [...]

Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas
Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 21:04 | One Comment
Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Looking to avoid the possibility of a repeat of the blowout issues that factored into the outcome of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 last month, Goodyear has mounted-and-aired-up its Zone Tread compound at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500.
And Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano says it couldn’t hurt.
“I don’t really [...]

Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire will make its competitive debut on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quadoval during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500.
The multi-zone tread concept, combining two distinct rubber compounds on the same right-side tire, was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Kansas [...]