Stories by Don Coble

Friday, May 22, 2015

Coca-Cola 600 hinges on who takes advantage of 'aero-push'

CONCORD, N.C. - Kevin Harvick believes success and failure in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is more reliant on the laws of physics than the skills of a driver and crew.
By Don Coble

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kenseth captures pole for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. - By winning the pole position Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600, Matt Kenseth might have made the easiest passes of the entire race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing starting to see signs of a turnaround

Denny Hamlin's victory at Martinsville Speedway on March 29 offered Joe Gibbs Racing a rare glimpse it might be ready to snap from year-long slump.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kyle Busch to compete this weekend

Busch will be back in the race car at the Sprint All-Star race, bouncing back less than three months after suffering a compound fracture and a broken ankle.
By Don Coble

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Georgians have strong finishes at The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - As teammates at the University of Georgia for three years, Kevin Kisner and Chris Kirk played a lot of golf together.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NASCAR sponsorships more than just money

Replacing the GoDaddy sponsorship on Danica Patrick's car next season involves more than writing a $20 million check.
By Don Coble

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Gordon's on the pole at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR changed the rules and the format for qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, but it didn't affect Jeff Gordon.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Talladega Superspeedway has always stood out

NASCAR's latest stop at Talladega Superspeedway, which has had some unusual finishes and spectacular accidents, is this week.
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
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