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Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Monday, 16 Nov, 2015 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Furniture Row’s Ferroni Wins Chapman Award
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015 – 19:04 | One Comment
Furniture Row’s Ferroni Wins Chapman Award

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David Ferroni, who has been involved in motorsports for 30 years and currently is media representative for Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, today was announced as winner of the 2015 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is often considered to be the highest […]

Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Sunday, 15 Nov, 2015 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]

Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Saturday, 14 Nov, 2015 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson won’t win a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but he’s sure making things interesting for the remaining handful of drivers still in contention for the 2015 crown.
Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the first round of the series’ cut-down […]

Jimmie The Spoiler Turned Heat Up For Phoenix
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2015 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Jimmie The Spoiler Turned Heat Up For Phoenix
Jimmie The Spoiler Turned Heat Up For Phoenix

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway officially has fallen into the dog-bites-man category, with Sunday’s 11th annual AAA Texas 500 the latest example.
On a day when pole-sitter Brad Keselowski led a record 312 of 334 laps, Johnson pulled off the winning pass with four […]

Kyle Busch Out To Do A Rewrite On Chase Script
Monday, 9 Nov, 2015 – 13:18 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Out To Do A Rewrite On Chase Script

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Conspiracy theorists have speculated about scripted finishes to NASCAR races _ you know, results a little too goody-two-shoes-to-be-true _ dating to Richard Petty’s 200th win at Daytona International Speedway three decades ago.
For those NASCAR fans born pre-internet, Petty posted his landmark (and last) Sprint Cup Series […]

Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2015 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski appeared to be shaking off a 30-race funk, stepping out of Team Penske teammate Joey Logano’s shadow and earning a berth in the Chase’s final four in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
But with four laps to go and having led 312 laps, Keselowski was […]

Gordon’s Goal: To Ride Off Into Sunset At Very Top
Sunday, 8 Nov, 2015 – 9:56 | One Comment
Gordon’s Goal: To Ride Off Into Sunset At Very Top

FORT WORTH, Texas – In a sport where sentiment is tantamount to weakness, it suddenly has become OK to believe in Jeff Gordon and the power of magic.
Even throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area, home to testosterone-fueled egos, it truly is  cool to think that Sir Jeff can crank-out one last championship hurrah […]

For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On
Saturday, 7 Nov, 2015 – 16:11 | Comments Off on For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On
For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing are poised to play underdog at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, and perhaps all the way into NASCAR’s Championship 4.
Truex sits third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship point-standings heading into Sunday’s 11th annual AAA Texas 500 […]

Keselowski On Pole At Texas
Friday, 6 Nov, 2015 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Keselowski On Pole At Texas
Keselowski On Pole At Texas

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Chase driver Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday evening.
Keselowski won the pole and pick of pit stalls with a lap at 196.929 mph.
“This is a good start but our ultimate goal is to be the fastest at the end of the race on Sunday,” […]