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Gordon On Pole At The Glen
Saturday, 9 Aug, 2014 – 13:34 | Comments Off on Gordon On Pole At The Glen
Gordon On Pole At The Glen

Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
It was the four-time series champion’s third pole at the 2.45-mile road course and the 75th of his career.
“I’m super excited,” Gordon, the series points leader who will be looking for his third win of […]

Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Friday, 8 Aug, 2014 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this […]

Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 15:28 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This is the kind of season which many had predicted for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.
On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt won his third Sprint Cup race of the season. The victory gave him 10 top-five finishes in 21 2014 starts and it moved him […]

Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 9:32 | Comments Off on Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie […]

Larson Wins First Pole
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 19:33 | Comments Off on Larson Wins First Pole
Larson Wins First Pole

Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph […]

Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal

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Earlier this week, NASCAR announced that it was levying heavy penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the driver for which is Denny Hamlin.
On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Hamlin met with the media to discuss the penalties.
NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to […]

The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did […]

The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
Monday, 28 Jul, 2014 – 9:36 | 3 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of […]

Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014 – 15:02 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400

The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut […]

Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ’15
Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ’15
Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ’15

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Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing will part ways following the 2014 season it was announced on Sunday.
“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years.,” RFR owner Jack Roush said. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years […]