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Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan

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Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Friday  a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon’s qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in series history.
The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet knocked Joey Logano from the top spot in the [...]

New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
Friday, 15 Aug, 2014 – 10:11 | Comments Off
New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians

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In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective [...]

Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race

Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS [...]

Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car

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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International [...]

Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
Thursday, 14 Aug, 2014 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back [...]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 15:11 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]

Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 6:54 | One Comment
Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York

Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Stewart was reportedly unhurt but announced at Watkins Glen International that he would not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. He [...]

Gordon On Pole At The Glen
Saturday, 9 Aug, 2014 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Gordon On Pole At The Glen

Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
It was the four-time series champion’s third pole at the 2.45-mile road course and the 75th of his career.
“I’m super excited,” Gordon, the series points leader who will be looking for his third win of [...]