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Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano claimed his third straight pole at Martinsville Speedway Friday and readily admitted that last year’s incident with Matt Kenseth at the half-mile track had become a major motivator for him.
“You have to use things like that to motivate you and your team,” Logano said following qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500. […]

Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Blaney is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway, having produced four top-10 finishes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the half-mile track; a fact the 22-year-old believes will benefit him in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday in the STP 500.
“Even though they are completely […]

Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Dillon On Pole In Fontana

 
Austin Dillon collected his first Sprint Cup Series poll of the season on Friday, and the second of his career, when he laid down a lap at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval in 38.200 seconds (188.482 mph).
The pole was Dillon’s first since he topped qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500 in his 2014 rookie season. […]

Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Sunday, 13 Mar, 2016 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 12 Mar, 2016 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade

 
Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Four months removed from the driver’s seat, Jeff Gordon remains a fixture at the racetrack.
Ditto Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds, just three of the many former drivers and a crew chiefs now applying their talents in front of the television camera instead of behind it, undoubtedly hired in […]

Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Thursday, 10 Mar, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold
Stewart’s Driving Career Remains On Hold

The start-me-up date of Tony Stewart’s 18th and final NASCAR season remains open-ended following the latest evaluation of the back injury the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion suffered in a dune buggy accident on Jan. 31.
Stewart was examined by doctors in Kannapolis, N.C., on Wednesday, 39 days after suffering a burst fracture of the […]

Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Sunday, 6 Mar, 2016 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas
Keselowski Survives Windy One In Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch for the lead with six laps to go and then sprinted away to get the victory in Sunday’s bizarre Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver, the 18th of his career […]

Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Saturday, 5 Mar, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season
Kurt Busch Wins Second Pole Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch obviously felt right at home for Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yes, because he is a native of Las Vegas, but also because his car looked race-winnable in two of the three rounds of the qualifier.
Busch ran 196.238 mph (27.505 seconds) in […]