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2014 Cars, Drivers Rolled Out At DIS Media Day
Friday, 14 Feb, 2014 – 8:06 | Comments Off
2014 Cars, Drivers Rolled Out At DIS Media Day

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There was no shortage of optimism and storylines in the room during media day at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday as a steady stream of nearly 50 NASCAR drivers were paraded in front of the assembled press.
Sporting new hair styles, tans, fit bodies and unblemished racing [...]

Media Day Is First Major Test For Cup Drivers
Thursday, 13 Feb, 2014 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Media Day Is First Major Test For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thursday was Media Day at Daytona International Speedway. The following are some select Qs and As from the day. Some are listed because the questions are, um, interesting. Some because the answers are, um, interesting.
Readers can figure out which are which.

Q to Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing: You have [...]

The King Is Close In His Assessment Of Danica
Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 9:07 | 12 Comments
The King Is Close In His Assessment Of Danica

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last weekend, Richard Petty had some interesting things to say about Danica Patrick, the current state of racing in NASCAR, and how those two entities connect. None of it was very flattering to Patrick as a race car driver nor NASCAR as racing series driven by actual racing.
After giving it [...]

NASCAR Announces New Penalty And Appeals Process
Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014 – 12:01 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Announces New Penalty And Appeals Process

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s off season of change continued Tuesday with the unveiling of new procedures for issuing penalties. Also dealt with during a teleconference conducted by Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president of racing operations, and Robin Pemberton, series vice president, competition and racing development, was the penalty-appeals processes.
O’Donnell said that impetus [...]

New Format Encourages Instant Gratification
Friday, 31 Jan, 2014 – 20:56 | 8 Comments
New Format Encourages Instant Gratification

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Throughout NASCAR’s history the sanctioning body has modified its point system when it felt necessary, but the new one announced Thursday is the most radical in the sport’s history.
To review, under the new structure winning is everything and consistency is irrelevant; points racing is eliminated. To win [...]

Trent Owens’ Career Path Leads Back To Petty
Friday, 31 Jan, 2014 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Trent Owens’ Career Path Leads Back To Petty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief Trent Owens was only 4 months old when his father lost his life in a freak pit accident at Talladega.
That May 4 in the Winston 500 19-year-old Randy Owens was attempting to extinguish a fire in a left front wheel bearing on the No. 43 Dodge when [...]

Mixed Reaction Greets Big NASCAR Changes
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 20:39 | 5 Comments
Mixed Reaction Greets Big NASCAR Changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Most drivers and team owners reacted positively to NASCAR’s change in its Chase format for 2014, but there were still those who showed little enthusiasm, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach.
Denny Hamlin saw the new format as a way a person could miss a race due to a concussion and still [...]

NASCAR Unveils Revamped Chase Structure
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 13:40 | Comments Off
NASCAR Unveils Revamped Chase Structure

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives confirmed Thursday what had been rumored and speculated on for several weeks – a major change in the Chase format that will emphasize winning throughout the season and make the season finale a winner-take-all event for the championship.
The new format expands the Chase field to [...]

Class of ‘14 Enters Hall Of Fame
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Class of ‘14 Enters Hall Of Fame

The NASCAR Wire Service
A class of five new drivers was welcomed Wednesday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center Crown Ballroom.
Engine builder Maurice Petty joined father Lee Petty, brother Richard Petty and cousin and Petty Enterprises crew chief Dale Inman as a member of the NASCAR [...]

Penske Votes Yes On Latest NASCAR Changes
Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014 – 21:26 | One Comment
Penske Votes Yes On Latest NASCAR Changes

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – International businessman Roger Penske’s motorsports involvement has covered all major facets of the sport – driver, team and track owner – and he said Wednesday he believed NASCAR was headed in the right direction with its rule changes for 2014.
“Change is an important evolution. There is no [...]