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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
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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 [...]

Logano Vs. Hamlin Feud Is In Simmer Mode
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 20:21 | Comments Off
Logano Vs. Hamlin Feud Is In Simmer Mode

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – One year after a post-race confrontation at Bristol Motor Speedway between former Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano spilled over to Auto Club Speedway where Hamlin suffered a potentially career-ending injury, the two competitors are just professionally polite to one another.
“We don’t talk or [...]

Keselowski’s Heart Not Confined To Racing
Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Heart Not Confined To Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If you haven’t read Brad Keselowski’s March 12 blog on his Website –  – I encourage you to do so. His lawyers and agents told him not to write it, but his heart told him he should. He followed his heart. And it’s an emotional commentary that provides a tremendous [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]