Stories by Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Gibbs has mixed emotions after his team's latest win

Even as car owner Joe Gibbs was celebrating yet another victory last Sunday - his team's 10th in the past 13 races - his emotions were divided.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Nemechek thrilled by son's victory

Nothing Joe Nemechek did in NASCAR compared to watching his 18-year-old son, John Hunter Nemechek, win last Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

NASCAR restarts still controversial topic

The more NASCAR explains the rules for restarts, the more confused everyone gets.
By Don Coble

Eliminations begins as Chase starts

The Chase for the Sprint Cup championshp field of 16 includes some heavy favorites, some sentimental favorites and some longshots.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Drivers go for broke to make the Chase

Twenty-one drivers have a mathematical chance to qualify for the five remaining spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field on Saturday at Richmond.
By Don Coble

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Darlington throwback included successful return to old school racing

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Race fans have complained for years NASCAR isn't as good now as it was a generation ago.
By Don Coble

Carl Edwards rallies to win at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - NASCAR spent weeks celebrating a throwback weekend for Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500, and the speedway returned the favor with one of the most-grueling races in the track's ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Darlington back in business on Labor Day weekend

After an 11-year run on Mother's Day weekend, track officials decided to celebrate the Southern 500's move back to its previous Labor Day weekend slot by promoting a throwback scheme from the 1970s.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Hendrick Motorsports has had sudden dropoff

Normally this time of the racing season Hendrick Motorsports already has assembled an impressive fleet of cars for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But this clearly isn't a ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

New rules package isn't working for NASCAR

The high-drag, high-downforce rules package for Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway produced disappointing results and probably won't be used again.
By Don Coble

Time is running out for drivers to make the Chase

With only three races remaining in NASCAR's regular season, the formula for qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has become even more frantic.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Momentum building to add more road-course races in NASCAR

Last week's race at Watkins Glen International added to a growing movement that there should be more road-course races - especially during the Chase - on the Sprint Cup Series schedule.
By Don Coble

New Chase format has drivers willing to take more risks

NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup format delivered a wild finish for the second week in row, as race teams continue to focus more on winning than earning points.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Smaller teams finding it harder to survive in NASCAR

The landscape in NASCAR continues to change, with sponsors spending fewer dollars and making bigger demands.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Changing rules packages leads to rising costs in NASCAR

NASCAR teams will go back to the original aerodynamic package for the next two races before going back to the high-downforce setup used last week. If it’s difficult to keep up with that, ...
By Don Coble

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kyle Busch grabs elusive Indy victory

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track.
By Don Coble

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Edwards on pole, but few know what to expect at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Nobody liked the single-file racing that’s become all-too-familiar in the past with stock cars and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now the concern is having cars into and on top ...
By Don Coble

Friday, July 24, 2015

Penske looks to end Sprint Cup drought at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Roger Penske is making subtle hints to his two Sprint Cup Series teams that the only thing missing from his racing career is the lack of a Crown Royal 400 victory at ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kyle Busch keeps pushing to make the Chase

Kyle Busch never has lacked confidence. But he's just as surprised as everyone else at Joe Gibbs Racing by his recent success that turned an unlikely run to the Chase for the Sprint Cup ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New rules package at Kentucky Speedway draws praise

While nearly everyone admits there's still more work to do on the current downforce package, most agree last Saturday night's Quaker State 400 was a good start.
By Don Coble
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