Race Weekend Central

Thinkin’ Out Loud – New Hampshire – Keselowski Turns the Competition Redd

2014 Loudon Brad Keselowski Trophy Credit Cia

Key Moment – The Penske cars were both strong at New Hampshire, with Brad Keselowski being the strongest. Joey Logano was looking better as the race progressed and seemed to be poised to make Keselowski earn his win when the the two teammates caught Morgan Shepherd to put him yet another lap down. Shepherd slid …

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Ryan Newman Posts All-Star Performance At New Hampshire

Ryan Newman Wins Whelen Modified All Star Race At New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2014 Getty Images

Ryan Newman gets an invite to the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout and takes the win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Credit: Getty Images

NASCAR Sprint Cup Veteran Claims Whelen All-Star Shootout By Jason Christley LOUDON, N.H. (July 11, 2014) — Twice before, Ryan Newman drove the venerable 7NY Modified to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver did it again Friday. This time, the win …

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Keepin’ It Short: Building Tomorrow’s Stars at the Brickyard

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts some of the biggest events in motorsports. The Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 are the two biggest. The Indianapolis GP for the Moto GP motorcycle world and the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. In addition to those four major events there are many other support events and experiences unique to …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does Rain Fill Help NASCAR Find New Fans?

2014 Daytona Sprint Cup Rain Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s activities at Daytona bordered on the biblical, with Mother Nature more concerned about flooding instead of full-fledged NASCAR competition. Final Cup practice was rained out, the Nationwide race was delayed and the Cup race was postponed to Sunday. That caused an extensive amount of on-air time with nothing but the Air Titan, a …

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Nine Multi-Car Cup Teams Form Race Team Alliance

2014 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Sprint Cup Mike Neff

Credit: Mike Neff

National Speed Sport News is reporting a group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) announced today they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance (RTA). The purpose of the organization is to create an open forum for the teams to explore areas of common interest …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Coke Zero 400

2014 Daytona Ii Cup Aric Almirola Team Victory Lane Cia

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Key Moment – The only set of green flag pit stops occurred from lap 83 through 87 Sunday. Aric Almirola was running near the end of the top 10 when he peeled off to pit lane. He was the second car off in the group of cars he came down with, and slotted into second when …

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Tech Talk with Bono Manion: Daytona – Splitters, Tires and Engine Cooling

2014 Michigan I Cup Michael Annett Cia

The No. 7 team of Tommy Baldwin Racing is continuing to show improvement most every week. This past weekend the teamy scored an 18th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway with driver Michael Annett. It was the team’s fourth Top 20 finish of the season and their best non-restrictor plate finish of the season. Crew Chief Kevin …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Quaker State 400 – Kentucky Speedway

2014 Kentucky Cup Brad Keselowski Victory Lap Cia

Brad Keselowski was perhaps a little too excited after his win in Kentucky. He cut his hand on a champagne bottle in Victory Lane.

Key Moment – With 25 laps to go, Joey Logano’s car lost a cylinder in his engine. Logano was the only car on the track that had shown any potential to challenge Brad Keselowski for the win. Once his car no longer had all its ponies, the only worry left for the eventual winner was whether …

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Beyond the Pool: Tyler Clary Aims To Jump From Swimming To NASCAR

2014 Summer Shootout Tyler Clary And Daniel Hemric

Tyler Clary gets some racing pointers from Daniel Hemric during the Summer Shootout Photo by Mike Neff

These articles are normally called Beyond the Cockpit. Today’s offering is called Beyond the Pool because we’re speaking with Tyler Clary, Olympic gold medalist in swimming. He holds the Olympic record in the 200 meter backstroke and is preparing to defend it in the 2016 games. Similar to tennis and gymnastics, swimming is a young …

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