Stories by Don Coble

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Chase moves on without big-name drivers

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch all were knocked out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
By Don Coble

Keselowski advances, Johnson, Earnhardt eliminated from Chase

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
By Don Coble

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Kenseth still steaming after last week's dustup

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brad Keselowski admitted he got off easy following last Saturday's post-race fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Johnson, Earnhardt in tough spots

Even with three victories apiece this yearJimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are likely to be eliminated from the playoffs Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Keselowski, Stewart fined after Charlotte fracas

The post-race crashes and fistfights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway created headlines, but it won't have any other effect on the Chase for the Championship.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Harvick has had a string of bad luck

Kevin Harvick has eight pole positions this year - six of them with track-record speeds. He has also led 1,653 laps - nearly twice as many as his career-best season in 2006. Very little of that ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Previous wins mean little in new Chase format

Brad Keselowski has five wins this year and Joey Logano has four. Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth don't have a single victory. But when the second round of the Chase starts, all will be tied in the ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Chase drivers at bottom must win one of final two races

Aric Almirola's chances to advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship probably went up in smoke last week at Chicagoland Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

'Chase' is survival of the fittest

Greg Biffle's season was a lot like last Saturday night's race at Richmond International Speedway with the competition continuing to pull further ahead.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Kahne's victory was popular

The sense of urgency at Hendrick Motorsports was transformed into relief and celebration last Sunday when Kasey Kahne won at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Logano has thrived since joining Penske

Joe Gibbs Racing didn't hesitate when it had the opportunity to add Matt Kenseth to its roster a year ago, even if it meant getting rid of Joey Logano.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Need for more passing in NASCAR is studied

NASCAR kept nine teams at the Michigan International Speedway for a day of testing on Monday. The goal was to create new rules for 2015 to make cars easier to drive - and create more passing.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Earnhardt Jr. finds balance in life

By understanding there's a time and place for everything, Dale Earnhardt has been able to enjoy the best of both worlds.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Schedule shakeup might not happen

It seems there only will be minor tweaks to a lineup that's been plagued by weather problems, low attendance and a lack of days off.
By Don Coble

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gordon triumphs at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
By Don Coble

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Change in approach key to Johnson's success at Brickyard

SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson had a revelation in the middle of the 2005 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He finally figured out the way he approached the second-biggest stock car race of ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brickyard wins over NASCAR drivers

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home of two of Tony Stewart's biggest victories - both in a stock car.
By Don Coble

NASCAR won't recognize Race Team Alliance

While there's been no formal communication between the newly-created Race Team Alliance and NASCAR, the sanctioning body clearly is digging in for a fight.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alliance wants seat at NASCAR table

With so much at stake, many believe the newly former Race Team Alliance's purpose is to have a seat at the table when the money is carved into pieces.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NASCAR has no answers for Kyle Busch's trucks domination

NASCAR knows a lot fans believe Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch has made a mockery of the Camping World Truck Series, but they don't have any real solutions. Busch continues to make selected truck ...
By Don Coble

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ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
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