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Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 8:09 | 2 Comments
Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Throughout life there are certain people who touch your heart in a special way. Lynda Petty was one of those people.
In 1992 the paper I worked for assigned me to shadow the Petty family, specifically Richard, during his final season as a driver. Little did I know it was a [...]

Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen

Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, lost her long battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer since condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. [...]

Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 10:06 | One Comment
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana

So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup [...]

Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
Sunday, 23 Mar, 2014 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization

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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing,answered questions about driver Denny Hamlin’s withdrawal from Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Here is a transcript of the meeting with the press.
J.D. GIBBS: “We have an issue with Denny Hamlin, I’m sure most of you all know, but he has a sinus infection and it’s affecting [...]

Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of [...]

Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana

Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked [...]

TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014 – 16:43 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Edwards Wins Wet, Bizarre Race At Bristol
Monday, 17 Mar, 2014 – 2:39 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins Wet, Bizarre Race At Bristol

Carl Edwards won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but to do so he had to survive a couple of long rain delays and an inadvertent flicking of the caution lights at the track with three laps to go.
Edwards had opened a lead of more than four seconds when the track’s caution [...]

Will New Format Bring Banging Back To Bristol?
Sunday, 16 Mar, 2014 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Will New Format Bring Banging Back To Bristol?

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR’s new format for making the Chase has created a “Winner’s Club” and it’s the desire to gain entrance into the select group that could cause Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway to resemble the tough half-mile track’s sheet metal banging affairs of old.
A victory [...]