Stories by Don Coble

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Denny Hamlin wins for the fifth time at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Emotions will run high at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Anger management will play a major role in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, just like managing tires, brakes and engines throughout the 500-lap race.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Demand isn't meeting supply in NASCAR

Wwith more than 65,000 tickets sold, Auto Club Speedway proved what good planning and hard work can accomplish for a race.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Henrick Motorsports' success isn't carrying over to alliance

Back in the heyday of Bill Elliott’s family-run racing success, the brothers were famous for not giving away any of their secrets. The evolution of team racing was supposed to change all that.
By Don Coble

Daytona accelerates safety overhaul

As Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., added new tire barriers in time for Sunday's NASCAR race, crews at Daytona International Speedway already were working on a safety overhaul of their own.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Single-car race team drivers benefit from alliance

Although Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Casey Mears all work for single-car race teams, together they've learned is there's really strength in numbers.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gordon has knack for finding unprotected barriers

Jeff Gordon's collision last Sunday with a concrete wall unprotected by energy-absorbing material was his sixth in the past seven years.
By Don Coble

Logano, Johnson can breathe easy after early wins

Amid all the euphoria at the season-opening Daytona 500, car owner Roger Penske found time to realize one of the important consequences of Joey Logano's victory - an automatic spot in the Chase ...
By Don Coble

Ex-Lakeside star working on Gordon's pit crew

HAMPTON, Ga. - When Kyle Tudor was playing football at East Carolina, his day was filled with weight training, film sessions, meetings and practice. That routine hasn't changed since he joined ...
By Don Coble

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jeff Gordon has harsh words after crash

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jeff Gordon's farewell tour continued its rough start Sunday with a second crash in as many races.
By Don Coble

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Drivers believe new rules will make for 'better show'

HAMPTON, Ga. - Atlanta Motor Speedway has the reputation as being one of the toughest tracks to drive. With new rules, today's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 should be fast and treacherous. And ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Daytona 500 winner on pole at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Drivers glad to be finished with Daytona

By the time Joey Logano finished his burnouts and made his way to Victory Lane last Sunday, many of the drivers from the just-finished Daytona 500 were already on the runway at Daytona Beach ...
By Don Coble

Busch's injury leads to more SAFER barriers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch's head-first crash into a concrete wall at Daytona International Speedway has created a renewed focus on Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barriers throughout NASCAR.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Joey Logano rewards car owner Roger Penske's faith in him with Daytona 500 victory

Logano’s victory came at the expense of a dominating day by Hendrick Motor­sports. Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson combined to lead 158 of 203 laps.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Gordon leads Hendrick Motorsports team into Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will start on the pole today in his final Daytona 500. When he retires at the end of the year, he will be third all-time in career Sprint Cup Series victories ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Busch suspended indefinitely by NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely, according to multiple media reports.
By Don Coble

Elliot still amazed by his rapid ascent

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For most, being the son of one of racing's greatest drivers and the successor of another would be suffocating. But for Chase Elliott, it's the only life he knows.
By Don Coble
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