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Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 23:33 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono

Kasey Kahne passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead after a restart with two laps to go and  took the checkered flag at Pocono Raceway in the GoBowling.com 400.
The victory was the 16th of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career. More importantly, it was the second of his season and moved him to eighth place [...]

Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Johnson Claims Pocono Pole

RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.
The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. [...]

Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase

LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers [...]

Brickyard: Short On Action, Long On Enjoyment
Monday, 29 Jul, 2013 – 12:48 | 2 Comments
Brickyard: Short On Action, Long On Enjoyment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The lead-up to the Brickyard 400 every year starts with a hope: Hope that this 400 will be the one which features action and passing and a move-forward-in-the-chair exciting finish. And each year, the Sprint Cup Series moves on to Pocono or wherever with large numbers of fans and media calling [...]

Newman, Told To Hit The Bricks, Wins Brickyard
Sunday, 28 Jul, 2013 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Newman, Told To Hit The Bricks, Wins Brickyard

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Ryan Newman, a lame duck in his driving job at Stewart Haas Racing, won Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Newman, informed earlier this month he would be replaced by Kevin Harvick at SHR next season, took a lead he would not surrender when then-leader Jimmie Johnson had a slow [...]

Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard

Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a record-setting lap at 187.531 mph on Saturday afternoon.
Points leader and the winner of last year’s Brickyard race Jimmie Johnson was second at 187.438 mph.
The pole was the 50th of Newman’s career  but first at Indy and his [...]

NBC In, ESPN Out As NASCAR Home In 2015
Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013 – 15:16 | Comments Off
NBC In, ESPN Out As NASCAR Home In 2015

The 2015 racing season will bring major changes to the broadcast coverage of NASCAR events.
NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today they have reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBC Universal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional and Touring Series events [...]

More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing
Thursday, 18 Jul, 2013 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some notes and takes:
When Brian Vickers survived the green/white/checkered restart and went on to take the white flag at the end of the New Hampshire race last weekend, there was a feeling of relief. The guy who deserved to win the race, actually won the race in Loudon.
The downside of multiple [...]

NASCAR To Revamp Much Of Officiating Process
Monday, 15 Jul, 2013 – 17:28 | One Comment
NASCAR To Revamp Much Of Officiating Process

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During a press conference on Monday, NASCAR officials announced their future plans concerning the topics of crime and punishment. The upgraded methods in those areas will incorporate increased use of “emerging” technology and are, the officials said, aimed at “making the racing better” for teams and fans.
Attending the press conference/teleconference, [...]

Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon
Sunday, 14 Jul, 2013 – 22:32 | One Comment
Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon

LOUDON, N.H. – It has taken Brian Vickers three seasons to get his comeback into high gear. He finally made it to the top Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pulling away from Kyle Busch on an overtime restart to win the Camping World RV Sales 301.
As he crossed under the checkered flags on the [...]