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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
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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 [...]

Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Friday, 8 Aug, 2014 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This is the kind of season which many had predicted for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.
On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt won his third Sprint Cup race of the season. The victory gave him 10 top-five finishes in 21 2014 starts and it moved him [...]

Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie [...]