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By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago, when a fresh faced youngster named Trevor Bayne rose to occasion on NASCAR’s largest stage. Bayne won the Daytona 500, in just his second-ever start in the premier racing series in the United States. The future looked bright, until it didn’t. That lone breakthrough moment was more than a half-decade ago. Bayne, once the sport’s darling at 20 years old, is now a 25-year old veteran. In between that day in February of 2011 and theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On Wednesday, NASCAR announced their penalties stemming from last weekend’s trip to Dover International Speedway. The most notable penalty was the P3 level penalty handed out to Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team for Hendrick Motorsports. The team did not pass post-race inspection on the laser platform and was taken back to the NASCAR Research and Development Center for further inspection. After evaluating the car, NASCAR fined the team 15 driver and owner points, dropping Kahne out of the top-16 in points. Crew chief Keith RoddenRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor There’s something to be said about perseverance. It’s like having an ace up your sleeve in a high stakes poker tournament. Perseverance truly is the one intangible trait in Motorsports that can overcome older tires, a weaker car and even a horrible start to a season. What Matt Kenseth showed Sunday, in a dramatic win at Dover, was the epitome of perseverance. Heading into last Sunday, Kenseth had suffered through an abysmal start to the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign. Making matters worse was theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – Matt Kenseth’s luck took a turn for the better, after Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet took a turn that wrecked half the field in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. In a thrilling 35-lap run to the finish that featured Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in hot pursuit of Kenseth – and of each other – Kenseth manhandled a loose race car to the stripe, arriving .187 seconds ahead of Larson to win his first NASCAR SprintRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On a day that saw several of the contenders suffer issues throughout the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies saw the opportunity to pounce and came close to claiming victory, only to fall just short. Leading the way for the rookie class was Chase Elliott, who had his work cut out for him to start the day, but found himself hunting for the race lead and the win in the closing laps. Elliott started 13th after qualifying wasRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – After last Saturday night in Kansas, Martin Truex Jr. needed a home game, and Dover International Speedway – the site of Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism (1 p.m. ET on FS1) – is the closest NASCAR track to his native New Jersey. “It’s always good to come here,” Truex said. “It’s my home track. I love coming up to this race track for a lot of reasons. Of course, being close to home is always neat, but a lot ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – With the threat of rain on Friday at Dover International Speedway, there was an urgency to opening practice and a need for speed in the session. Strong runs in qualifying trim paid off for Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will start first and second, respectively, in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at the Monster Mile (1 p.m. ET on FS1), with positions on the grid set according to practice speeds. “I think (the weather) definitely changes the approach,”Read More
SHOW #410 – Guest: William Byron – We recap the Kansas weekend, Breaking Kyle Busch news, what does your favorite driver have in the bank?, Watkins Glen pavement and tire test, and a full Dover preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to our audio showsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Dover to take on the Monster Mile this weekend, “Throwback Thursday Theater” is upon us once again and in this week’s edition, we will take a look back at a race at Dover that was intriguing until the end and gave a legendary car owner his first and only win in the Cup Series – the 1981 Mason-Dixon 500. In the early eighties, Dover International Speedway was still as treacherous as it is today, except for theRead More