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The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015 – 9:24 | Comments Off on The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put […]

Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Friday, 13 Feb, 2015 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 20:49 | Comments Off on Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he […]

Pearson On The Mend
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Pearson On The Mend
Pearson On The Mend

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side […]

Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he […]

Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015 – 13:25 | One Comment
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic […]

France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 19:13 | Comments Off on France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Touting NASCAR’s march towards innovation while balancing that with the cost and the benefits to the individual teams and to the sport, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said the rules for the cars would always evolve, but there would be no change this year to the Chase format.
“It […]

Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner […]

2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 11:26 | Comments Off on 2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car […]

Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs

Roush Fenway Racing has filled out its roster of crew chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season, which begins next month at Speedweeks in Daytona.
The lineup features the return of Bob Osborne. Osborne will call the shots for Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford.
Osborne served as a crew chief at RFR from 2004 until […]