Stories 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

Pressure is on some big names to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship

Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. That leaves just five openings - and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries.
By Don Coble

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Almirola wins a rainy Coke Zero 400

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Aric Almirola had waited his entire life to celebrate a victory at Daytona, so when he was declared the winner of Sunday's rainy Coke Zero 400, he wasn't about to move the ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NASCAR considering schedule changes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - An afternoon of constant weather warnings at Daytona served as the perfect backdrop for NASCAR chairman Brian France to talk about moving future races around to avoid ...
By Don Coble

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Drivers say Daytona is 'the holy grail of motorsports'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Drivers agree that any race at Daytona International Speedway is a little more important than other races.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Daytona track gives drivers hope

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Non-winners this season have added hope at Coke Zero race on Saturday.
By Don Coble

Quality, not quantity, of cars in race matters most to drivers

There are 44 cars on the entry list for Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. That means there will be a full field with one driver going home early.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quick turnarounds are ital on pit road

As race cars keep getting faster and the competition closer, race teams often are forced to look for unusual places, like pit road, to trim time off the clock.
By Don Coble
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