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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 [...]

‘Knockout Qualifying’ Gets A Split Decision At Phoenix
Saturday, 1 Mar, 2014 – 11:23 | 4 Comments
‘Knockout Qualifying’ Gets A Split Decision At Phoenix

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Turns out, there was no need to make use heart needles during the Sprint Cup Series’ debut of “knockout qualifying”. The new procedure was interesting but hardly the fuse-blowing fun-o-rama that some had predicted/hoped it would be.
“I don’t know,” driver Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports said when asked about it [...]

Keselowski Wins Pole In Phoenix
Friday, 28 Feb, 2014 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Pole In Phoenix

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Brad Keselowski won the first Sprint Cup pole utilizing NASCAR’s “Knockout Qualifying” Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway.
His Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano, was second fastest in the segmented qualifier.
Keselowski completed a lap at 139.384 mph, breaking the record of 139.222 mph set by Jimmie Johnson before last year’s Chase race in November.
“We had a [...]

Tested Stewart Heads To Phoenix For Real Racing
Friday, 28 Feb, 2014 – 7:55 | One Comment
Tested Stewart Heads To Phoenix For Real Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Speedweeks was much more than a series of races and practices driver Tony Stewart. It was also a series of tests. This week, with the Daytona 500 behind him – comfortably behind him – Stewart says that while the racing didn’t go as hoped at Daytona International Speedway, the accompanying [...]

Logano Is Gaining Acceptance Into Frat Party
Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014 – 8:05 | One Comment
Logano Is Gaining Acceptance Into Frat Party

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Joey Logano.
Who?
Logano.
Until last season, when he made the NASCAR Chase playoff for the first time following four so-so seasons, Logano had been on the outside looking in, someone trying to knock down the door and gain entry into a small fraternity of Sprint Cup racing’s elite.
To be truthful, Logano still [...]

Junior’s Victory Tour Takes Him To F1 Country
Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
Junior’s Victory Tour Takes Him To F1 Country

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Victory Tour Across America includes a stop Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Texas Motor Speedway in Austin.
That’s neither a typo nor a geographical gaffe. And worry not, loyal TMS season ticket-holders – O. Bruton Smith’s “Great American Speedway” has not magically been relocated [...]

Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race
Monday, 24 Feb, 2014 – 10:39 | 2 Comments
Junior Makes The 2014 500 A Great American Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the past several years, the Daytona 500 had truly become “NASCAR’s Super Bowl”. That is, more about the pomp than the circumstance.
As with the NFL’s annual biggest game of the year, after which people spend more time talking about commercials and halftime shows than football, NASCAR fans have spent [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500
Sunday, 23 Feb, 2014 – 23:24 | 4 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Field To Win Daytona 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off a large pack of the biggest stars in Sprint Cup in a sprint to the checkered flag and won the rain-hammered Daytona 500 Sunday evening.
The victory, which ended with the field frozen because of a last-lap wreck, was a popular one with a big Daytona [...]