Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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NASCAR To Allow Cooling Units For Qualifying
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NASCAR notified its teams Tuesday that effective immediately, the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks:
· One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine
· [...]

Tue, 03/11/14 – 19:47 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win In Las Vegas
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Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who ran out of fuel – out of the final turn to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt coasted to a second-place finish.
“We took a gamble,” Earnhardt said of his fuel strategy. “But tough losing like that.”
Paul Menard finished third and Joey Logano [...]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 16:59 | Comments Off
New Points Format Shakes Earth – Or Does It?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR’s era of big changes has faced high levels of criticism from the paying customers. But there is one change that was made for the 2014 season that some say just might be capable of cross-generational appeal.
It’s a tweaking of the points format and it was aimed squarely at a [...]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Wins Vegas NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski’s first win of the season, his first at LVMS and the 28th of his career left Busch, a Las Vegas native, frustrated in his 11th futile attempt to win a Nationwide Series race on home turf. Busch [...]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDYCAR fell into lockstep with the gimmick-it-up-for-TV crowd of sanctioning bodies Friday, unveiling a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Qualifying will feature three sessions of time trials over two days, with the expressed intent of “increasing entertainment value, fan [...]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 8:34 | Comments Off
Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race
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For the second week in a row, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will start the Sprint Cup Series race from the front row.
Logano will start from the pole in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Next to him on the grid will be Keselowski, the pole-winner a week ago [...]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a [...]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 12:17 | 2 Comments
Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
An extra day of practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday may have resulted in an extra day of discovery for some Sprint Cup drivers, but for Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing, the test produced an extra day of frustration.
The first question directed at him in a post-session [...]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 9:39 | Comments Off
Harvick Appears In Position To Fulfill Potential
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s always been tough to slot Kevin Harvick during discussions about driving talent. By the end of the 2014 Sprint Cup season – 2015 at the latest – that process will become easier.
Right now, albeit just a week into the current season, there is growing evidence that Harvick’s place in [...]

Tue, 03/4/14 – 10:41 | Comments Off
Harvick Holds Off Earnhardt Jr. To Win Phoenix
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick, fast all week in practices, was fast on race day as well as he notched a dominating win in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The win was Harvick’s fifth in a Cup race at PIR and first overall since leaving Richard Childress Racing at the [...]

Sun, 03/2/14 – 18:13 | Comments Off