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Hamlin On Pole At Bristol
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole At Bristol

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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing got around the .533-mile banked oval in 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph, breaking the mark held by Kyle Busch (14.813, 129.535) to earn the 18th pole of his career.
“It’s faster than I ever imagined going around this track,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin, who said he expects more track records to fall this [...]

Earnhardt Jr.: I’m Not Qualified To Carry NASCAR
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 17:20 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.: I’m Not Qualified To Carry NASCAR

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he’s “comfortable” with the popularity the sport has bestowed upon him, but he’s uncomfortable with the attitude that he’s the person who can elevate NASCAR to another level.
“I don’t have the accolades and the hardware that a lot of these guys have, [...]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]