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Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS
Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Some Prefer Traditional Route To Success At DIS

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Driving into Daytona International Speedway for the 2014 version of preseason testing, there are visible signs of a major renovation of the facility. Well, sort of.
The cranes being used to remake the frontstretch seating area were mostly obscured by fog and low clouds for much of [...]

Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14
Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14

A year ago, there were two big, huge, major story lines dominating the scene (a.k.a., trending) as the Sprint Cup teams headed into the January test session known as Preseason Thunder.
Those story lines were Danica Patrick moving full time to Cup and the introduction of the mighty Gen 6 car.
On their own, both were supposedly [...]

Rusty To Test No. 2 Penske Car
Wednesday, 8 Jan, 2014 – 10:29 | Comments Off
Rusty To Test No. 2 Penske Car

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Team Penske announced that Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Famer and the 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, will drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion Thursday during a test at Daytona International Speedway.
The occasion coincides with the 25th anniversary of Wallace’s 1989 championship and the approaching 40th anniversary of the original Miller Lite [...]

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 [...]