Stories by Don Coble

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New low downforce rules package is popular among drivers

Now that drivers have had a month to work with NASCAR's new low downforce rules, the changes continue to get rave reviews.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Knaus still the driving force behind Johnson's success

Jimmie Johnson's first reaction was that crew chief Chad Knaus had finally lost his mind when he decided late in last Sunday's race to pit earlier than everyone else to gain track position.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

After thrilling opener, Sprint Cup Series shifts gears

Denny Hamlin spent days celebrating his photo-finish victory at last Sunday's Daytona 500. For everyone else, it was time to regroup and get ready for what's considered the "real" start to the ...
By Don Coble

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Twenty-eight years later, Hamlin's prophecy of winning Daytona 500 comes true

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mothers often save report cards, locks of hair and school photos of their young children. Mary Lou Hamlin saved a writing assignment for her second grade son that, in part, ...
By Don Coble

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Pole-sitter Chase Elliott out of Daytona 500 early

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Chase Elliott's run at a Daytona 500 victory ended in the grass.
By Don Coble

Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin has won the Daytona 500, edging Martin Truex Jr. by inches at the finish line. It was the closest finish in the history of the event.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Gibbs' team on mission to win Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The victory celebration for Denny Hamlin's win at the Sprint Unlimited and again for Kyle Busch's first-place in the Can-Am Duel was tempered by the real goal - winning the ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Earnhardt, Bush are duels winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Bush won the Can-Am Duels races Thursday at Datyona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Hearing loss can be hazard for NACAR drivers, fans

The roar of a 725-horsepower car engine is exhilarating for many at the race track. But experts warn a good thing can be very bad for your ears.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Elliott, 20, wins Daytona pole

Chase Elliott, 20, ran a perfect lap around Daytona International Speedway to become the youngest pole-winner for the race's history on Sunday.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Renovated Daytona International Speedway to open Saturday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Rising started as a massive renovation of Daytona International Speedway. It evolved into racing's first stadium that should transform the way fans - and the sport ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Hamlin starting to catch up in rehab

Reconstructive knee surgery and painful rehabilitation, Denny Hamlin has maintained his wide-open schedule during NASCAR's off-season.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

NASCAR changes likely to be noticed at Daytona

For most race teams, all that's left before the season starts is to apply a final coat of paint and slap on some sponsor decals. By now, everyone is eager to head to Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Derani closes out impressive victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the first sports car race in the U.S. for Brazilian driver Luis Felipe Derani. It proved to be a trip he, and sports-car racing history, will ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Ganassi GT teams have early woes in Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Chip Ganassi Racing shop in Indianapolis was closed only for two days during the holidays as the team focused on getting a pair of new Ford GTs ready for the Rolex 24 at ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

New challenges haven't affected Ganassi's desire to win Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Car owner Chip Ganassi might have a new focus with the debut of a pair of GT-Daytona Ford GTs in today's Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race, but one thing hasn't changed - ...
By Don Coble

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Pruett favored to win his sixth Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Scott Pruett returned to Daytona International Speedway Thursday in a customary role as a prohibitive favorite to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Smith steal spotlight at NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

Bruton Smith, a track owner and one of stock-car racing's greatest promoters, is known for his theatrics and for pushing the limits. His induction Saturday afternoon into the NASCAR Hall of Fame ...
By Don Coble

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Five to go into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Five men will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Questions surround upcoming NASCAR season

The NASCAR season is less than a month away, and there are several questions facing the sport.
By Don Coble
 
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