Stories by Don Coble

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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

Stewart trying to find positives in rough season

Despite all the physical and personal pain in his past, Tony Stewart still is able to recognize the obvious of his season.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New rules package is welcomed at Kentucky track

Nobody knows what to expect with the new rules package waiting for the Sprint Cup Series this week at the Kentucky Speedway. But one thing's for sure - most believe anything is better than the ...
By Don Coble

Dillon thanks his team members

Austin Dillon went to the Richard Childress Racing on Tuesday to thank his team for their work in keeping him safe after his crash on Monday at the Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Clint Bowyer knows he's running on fumes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Clint Bowyer pushed the panic button long before Sunday night's rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Nature of Daytona race creates opportunities

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The unpredictable nature of restrictor-plate racing at Daytona could create a driver's best chance to win before the Chase starts in September.
By Don Coble

Friday, July 3, 2015

Busch not hurt in latest crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Busch brothers thrilled by historic 1-2 finish

Brothers have raced against each other since the very first NASCAR race in 1949. But last Sunday's finish at Sonoma Raceway with Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch was the first time brothers finished one-two.
By Don Coble

Expect a wild ride from Busch in his bid to make Chase

Now comes the hard part for Kyle Bucsh - being in the top 30 in points after the next 10 races.
By Don Coble
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