Pocono Raceway. Definitely one of my favorite NASCAR tracks. Some fans reading this will think I am crazy, but I love the layout!
It’s known as the “Tricky Triangle”, a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. The track has a unique design. Each turn is modeled after turns at three different tracks. Turn one has 14 degrees of banking and was modeled after the now shut down, Trenton Speedway. Turn two, also known as “The Tunnel Turn”, has 9 degrees of banking and is modeled after Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 3, which has 6 degrees of banking, is similar to the Milwaukee Mile. Read the rest of this entry »
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The three-person panel overseeing the Penske Racing appeal against sanctions imposed by NASCAR after the Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last month has unanimously found against the team and upheld the penalties.
As you may recall, NASCAR issues penalties when officials confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the Fords of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski after the cars failed a prerace inspection.
The panel included Brandon Igdalsky, President of Pocono Raceway, Paul Brooks, former NASCAR senior vice president, and Bowman-Gray Stadium operator Dale Pinilis. The panel took about five hours to hear arguments form both sides and deliberate on the decision. Read the rest of this entry »
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NASCAR has announced penalties following the NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway. We already knew Penske Racing was going to be penalized, but it looks like another car was also penalized.
The No. 56 of Martin Truex, Jr. was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1(actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J(any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B( the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights during post-race inspection. Due to the penalties, Chad Johnson, crew chief for the No. 56, was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until June 5th, while Martin Truex, Jr and Michael Waltrip Racing were docked six championship driver and owner points respectfully.
Also penalties for the No. 2 and No. 22 for Penske Racing were also announced today. Read the rest of this entry »
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images
While it was a Busch brother’s front row for the start of Saturday evening’s NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway, it was Kyle Busch who was celebrating in victory lane afterwards.
Busch took advantage of a late caution to regain the lead and held off a fast and thirsty for a win, Martin Truex, Jr., for the final 19 laps to win the NRA 500 and completing the weekend sweep.
This was the second time of the 2013 season and eighth in his career in which Busch has won the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup race in the same weekend.
“These guys have me a great (car), but if it wasn’t for my pit crew, the most awesome group ever,” said Busch.
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Kasey Kahne celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. Image by Geoff Burke/ Getty Images for NASCAR
Last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne had the dominate car but was beaten by Matt Kenseth. On Sunday afternoon, Kahne was looking to win after the missed opportunity. Kahne was able to take advantage of a mistake Brad Keselowski on the final restart to grab the lead and never look back. The mistake helped Kahne pull away to a 1.7 second lead over pole sitter, Kyle Busch.
Kahne would lead a total of 109 laps to capture his first win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile”. Read the rest of this entry »
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Four weeks until the Daytona 500 and the TSB gang is ready to strap in for another great season of NASCAR racing. However, before the green flag drops, the gang has to preview the teams of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The first team TSB will be previewing is Penske Racing, winners of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »
Brad Keselowski celebrates the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship with a tall Miller Lite. Photo. This year, Keselowski will defend his title with a new manufacturer. Photo Courtesy; Todd Warshaw, Getty Images
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NASCAR fans have been counting down the days to the opening of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and the wait is almost over.
In just seven days, NASCAR returns to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway when Preseason Thunder 2013 kicks off, while the first race of the season, the Budweiser Shootout, is a little more than a month away. Read the rest of this entry »
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Joey Logano, driver of the #18 GameStop/Epic Mickey2 Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 10, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz.
Joey Logano celebrated with smoke, while Elliott Sadler’s dreams of a 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series went up in smoke.
Logano won the Great Clips 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon beating his new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Brian Vickers, to the line after a crash involving championship contender Elliott Sadler with two laps to go. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race would go over the scheduled distance under NASCAR’s green-white-checker rule.
The win was Logano’s ninth of the season, first at PIR, and the 18th in his career. Read the rest of this entry »
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Joey Logano, driver of the #20 GameStop/Call Of Duty Black Ops II Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina.
Joey Logano lead a total of 62 laps en-route to his eighth victory of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series has he held off challengers in the closing laps of Friday evening’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The win was his first at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the seventeenth in his Nationwide career.
Logano was able to outrun Kevin Harvick 2.7 seconds at the finish. Read the rest of this entry »