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Sprint Unlimited Details Released
Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2016 – 8:52 | One Comment
Sprint Unlimited Details Released

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NASCAR this week unveiled the specifics of the season-opening Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at newly updated Daytona International Speedway scheduled for Feb. 13.
Twenty-five drivers – including all drivers who participated in last year’s Chase playoffs – are eligible under the new rules for the 75-lap Speedweeks event.
“We’re ready to go,” said NASCAR Executive Vice President […]

Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Friday, 11 Dec, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase
Scott Says New Team Capable Of Chasing Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Petty Motorsports on Friday introduced Brian Scott as the replacement for  Sam Hornish Jr. as driver of its No. 9 Sprint Cup next season.
Scott, who has been racing full time for Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs Racing in the XFINITY Series since 2010, said the deal with RPM came […]

Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2015 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2015 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

The Perfect Ending Gutted By An Imperfect Sport
Monday, 23 Nov, 2015 – 9:26 | One Comment
The Perfect Ending Gutted By An Imperfect Sport

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2015 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship

Racers have been wondering for years when super-talented driver Kyle Busch would finally win a Sprint Cup championship. They got their answer Sunday when Busch won the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, with it, the 2015 crown.
The victory and championship came with Busch doing what he does best – using mastery on a restart […]

Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2015 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Jeff Gordon has equilibrium, the kind that results from the inner ear as opposed to the old saw about the seat of the pants. But he also has good equilibrium with his inner self. Hence, he’s a rare sports star who can be himself in a crowd of thundering stock cars, […]

Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Saturday, 21 Nov, 2015 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser
Friday, 20 Nov, 2015 – 18:17 | Comments Off on France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser
France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a state of the sport press conference Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of this weekend’s season-ending races.
France was asked questions about everything from penalties to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff format.
The following is a transcript of the press conference:
Going back to your meeting with Matt […]

Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Friday, 20 Nov, 2015 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The historic Wood Brothers Racing team announced Friday that it is returning to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in all 36 races in 2016 will be Ryan Blaney. Jeremy Bullins will serve as crew chief.
Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance […]