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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 [...]

Johnson Will Have Long Way To Go In Short Race
Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Johnson Will Have Long Way To Go In Short Race

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, N.H. – Mistakes happen. Just not that often to the No. 48 team.
Five-time champion and current points leader Jimmie Johnson will start from the rear of the 43-car field Sunday in the Camping World RV Sales 301 because his Friday qualifying lap, good for second on the grid, was [...]

Keselowski On Loudon Pole
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 16:28 | Comments Off
Keselowski On Loudon Pole

LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski and his team have been waiting for something to go right.
For the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, what he hopes is a turning point in a very disappointing season came Friday in qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Keselowski, driving for Penske Racing, was the fastest of 10 drivers [...]

Good News For Harvick; Not For Newman at SHR
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 14:18 | 2 Comments
Good News For Harvick; Not For Newman at SHR

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, NH – Everything is falling into place for Kevin Harvick.
Even as he races toward a spot in NASCAR’s 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 29 Chevrolet, Harvick’s 2014 ride at Stewart Haas Racing is coming together.
A big piece of the puzzle fell into [...]