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Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Sunday, 11 Sep, 2016 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase
Youth Movement Moves Into The 2016 Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Austin Dillon could barely contain his excitement, Chase Elliott talked with reporters then quietly sat down beside his race car on pit road to catch his breath and drink fluids, Chris Buescher calmly dealt with the media bombardment and Kyle Larson assumed a seat on the outer […]

Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond
Pressure Is On Chase Bubble-Sitters At Richmond

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Pressure is a way of life for those competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 it’s different for those already solidified in the Chase versus those still trying to gain a spot in the title run.
Chris Buescher possesses a victory, but […]

Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago

RICHMOND, Va. – Several teams received penalties following the Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards said Friday he believed penalties could impact the Chase, which begins next weekend at Chicago.
“I haven’t talked to many people about it in depth, but seeing the 31 car’s [Ryan Newman] penalty and realizing … that could affect […]

Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Friday, 9 Sep, 2016 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season

Denny Hamlin laid down a lap at 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and it comes in the final non-Chase event of the year.
“I thought for […]

Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
Monday, 5 Sep, 2016 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others
Young Elliott Waves Off Criticism From Others

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two years ago Chase Elliott pulled off a major upset and won the NASCAR Xfinity race in his Darlington Raceway debut, but the Georgia native said that doesn’t mean anything today.
“We didn’t have a very strong run here last year, which was disappointing,” Elliott said prior […]

Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Monday, 5 Sep, 2016 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss
Truex Seals Darlington Victory With A Kiss

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Martin Truex Jr. couldn’t help himself; he just had to kiss Darlington Raceway’s finish line after claiming Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 and no doubt the Lady in Black appreciated his thoughtfulness.
After all, the historic 1.366-mile track appears to have developed an affection for team owner Barney Visser […]

Doctor: Junior “Pretty Sick” On First Visit
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2016 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Doctor: Junior “Pretty Sick” On First Visit
Doctor: Junior “Pretty Sick” On First Visit

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. –  Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion-like symptoms were so severe when he first visited the University of Pittsburgh’s concussion program that Dr. Micky Collins said Sunday his primary objective was to see the third-generation driver “become a human being again.”
“When I first saw Dale a month-and-a-half ago I can […]

Elliott Thinking Now, Not Then
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Elliott Thinking Now, Not Then
Elliott Thinking Now, Not Then

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two years ago Chase Elliott pulled off a major upset and won the NASCAR Xfinity race in his Darlington Raceway debut, but the Georgia native said that doesn’t mean anything today.
“We didn’t have a very strong run here last year, which was disappointing,” Elliott said prior […]

Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Friday, 2 Sep, 2016 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season is over.
Team Hendrick, the owner of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series car, made the announcement on Friday.
The team said that Earnhardt has not been cleared to drive because of concussion-like symptoms he has been suffering.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said in […]

Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2016 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner
Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Larson has been one of those “drivers to watch” ever since becoming a full-timer in Sprint Cup in 2014. On Sunday, Larson finally made it to Victory Lane as he held off rookie Chase Elliott to win at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the first for a Chip Ganassi […]