Stories by Don Coble

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NASCAR 'modernizing' with digital dashboards

NASCAR plans to modernize its fleet of race cars later this year, even if new digital dashboards have been around for more than 30 years.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some NASCAR teams aren't tigtening all lug nuts

In a sport where a single second can translate to nearly 100 yards on the racetrack, some teams are trying to save time on pit road by not tightening all five lug nuts while changing tires.
By Don Coble

Blockers in NASCAR can pay hefty price

Like a slow car in the fast lane on the highway, drivers are losing patience with anyone who holds up traffic.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Three drivers are separating themselves

No matter the challenge, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski continue to separate themselves from everyone else.
By Don Coble

Newman's team finds little support after manipulating tires

So when Ryan Newman's team was penalized for tampering with tires at Auto Club Speedway at Fontana, Calif., unlike other penalties, his team didn't get a lot of support from his competitors.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Gordon to spend Easter break touring DC

Jeff Gordon doesn't have a lot of plans for the Easter break this weekend - other than going to the White House for the Easter Egg Hunt and visiting sites around Washington.
By Don Coble

Furniture Row Racing enjoys its out-of-the-way location

Furniture Row Racing continues to enjoy trading proximity to the hub of stock-car racing for the seclusion of the Rocky Mountains, even at the cost of 100 cross-country drives every year.
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
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Temple's novel filled with familiar characters

Merle Temple’s second novel, A Ren­ted World, is a tell-all book filled with local and state figures so thinly veiled he might as well have used their real names although he ...
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