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The biggest story in NASCAR this season is not Jimmie Johnson’s drive for a history-boggling sixth championship, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s promising comeback or the stirring first-time triumphs by five Sprint Cup drivers.
The biggest story is one that doesn’t get much coverage: drivers walking away unscathed from crashes that a few years ago would have been [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday he expected safety updgrades to be made at Watkins Glen International before next season’s event, but he stopped short of saying SAFER barriers would be installed on every section of the road
course where two vicious crashes occurred during Monday’s Sprint Cup race.
A horrendous crash on Monday’s [...]
By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Dr. Joseph Mattioli has many traits of successful people: he is a complex person – smart, ambitious, forceful, family-oriented and old-fashioned. Did we mention he’s also stubborn?
Several years ago, in a feature story for the Philadelphia Daily News, I noted that Mattioli also is stubborn. One issue he made up [...]
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Welcome to the ‘Working Person’s Friend’ column in which the high and low points of Monday’s workday Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International are listed:
High point: Marcos Ambrose, probably the best driver of stock cars on road courses in the world, got himself and Richard Petty Motorsports their very warm [...]
Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with just over a lap to go and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed, green/white/checkered decided Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the first of Ambrose’s Sprint Cup career. It put the native of Australia into [...]
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I wish NASCAR’s Sprint Cup would start racing in the rain at Watkins Glen. While the disastrous IndyCar finish in New Hampshire confirmed the obvious that it’s impossible to race in the rain on an oval, it can be done by the Sprint Cup competitors at places like the Glen.
Just as all oval-shaped tracks are not the same, neither are road courses. In the case of the two road courses on the Sprint Cup schedule, they are not even close.
So say the drives who will be competing in the second of the two road races on the schedule today – the Heluva Good! [...]
The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International was postpone because of wet weather on Sunday.
The race was rescheduled to Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. It will be televised by ESPN.
The race never got started so the starting order will remain the same with Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs [...]
Kyle Busch went out last in Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session at Watkins Glen International and came home first.
Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips race with a lap at 126.421 mph.
A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports was second fastest in qualifying with a lap at 126.041 mph.
Third fastest was Allmendinger’s RPM [...]
You kind of have to admire Brad Keselowski’s unshakable determination to not let anybody drive his Sprint Cup car as he recuperates from the broken ankle he suffered two weeks ago. You do kind of have to question the wisdom of that determination. Especially this weekend.
Word is, there is no backup driver standing by to [...]