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Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 15:27 | No Comment
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 8:48 | No Comment
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]

Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 19:00 | No Comment
Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan

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Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Friday  a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon’s qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in series history.
The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet knocked Joey Logano from the top spot in the [...]

New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 10:11 | No Comment
New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians

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In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective [...]

Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 16:41 | No Comment
Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race

Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS [...]

Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 15:10 | No Comment
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car

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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International [...]

Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back [...]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 15:11 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]