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Penske’s Quick Start Signals Move To The Top Tier
Thursday, 13 Mar, 2014 – 19:35 | 2 Comments
Penske’s Quick Start Signals Move To The Top Tier

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For those who followed open-wheel and sports car racing, Roger Penske’s fortunes as a team owner in NASCAR were tough to comprehend.
The man who had spun gold in racing series which depended upon major amounts of high technology and demanded time-piece precision, couldn’t consistently fit together championship pieces in the [...]

NASCAR To Allow Cooling Units For Qualifying
Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014 – 19:47 | 2 Comments
NASCAR To Allow Cooling Units For Qualifying

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NASCAR notified its teams Tuesday that effective immediately, the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks:
· One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine
· [...]

Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win In Las Vegas
Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win In Las Vegas

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Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who ran out of fuel – out of the final turn to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt coasted to a second-place finish.
“We took a gamble,” Earnhardt said of his fuel strategy. “But tough losing like that.”
Paul Menard finished third and Joey Logano [...]

New Points Format Shakes Earth – Or Does It?
Sunday, 9 Mar, 2014 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
New Points Format Shakes Earth – Or Does It?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s era of big changes has faced high levels of criticism from the paying customers. But there is one change that was made for the 2014 season that some say just might be capable of cross-generational appeal.
It’s a tweaking of the points format and it was aimed squarely at a [...]

Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race
Friday, 7 Mar, 2014 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race

For the second week in a row, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will start the Sprint Cup Series race from the front row.
Logano will start from the pole in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Next to him on the grid will be Keselowski, the pole-winner a week ago [...]

Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
Friday, 7 Mar, 2014 – 12:17 | 2 Comments
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a [...]

Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle
Friday, 7 Mar, 2014 – 9:39 | Comments Off
Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An extra day of practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday may have resulted in an extra day of discovery for some Sprint Cup drivers, but for Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing, the test produced an extra day of frustration.
The first question directed at him in a post-session [...]

Harvick Appears In Position To Fulfill Potential
Tuesday, 4 Mar, 2014 – 10:41 | Comments Off
Harvick Appears In Position To Fulfill Potential

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s always been tough to slot Kevin Harvick during discussions about driving talent. By the end of the 2014 Sprint Cup season – 2015 at the latest – that process will become easier.
Right now, albeit just a week into the current season, there is growing evidence that Harvick’s place in [...]

Harvick Holds Off Earnhardt Jr. To Win Phoenix
Sunday, 2 Mar, 2014 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Harvick Holds Off Earnhardt Jr. To Win Phoenix

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick, fast all week in practices, was fast on race day as well as he notched a dominating win in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The win was Harvick’s fifth in a Cup race at PIR and first overall since leaving Richard Childress Racing at the [...]

Racing Will Reach A New Low In Phoenix Today
Sunday, 2 Mar, 2014 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Racing Will Reach A New Low In Phoenix Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When it comes to racing machinery, there are very few inconsequential changes. Virtually all have the ability to produce or reduce speed – and, hence, finishing positions in races – depending on how teams and drivers deal with the changes.
For that reason, today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International [...]