Stories by Don Coble

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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Logano wins Talladega with another controversial finish

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Joey Logano completed a sweep of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs by winning in a controversial finish Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Moment of truth arrives for some drivers at Talladega

Drivers have dreaded Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway for months.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Logano can recharge his batteries

Joey Loganoly relieved to know his Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoff hopes won't rely in surviving next week's race at NASCAR's most-notorious minefield, Talladega Superspeedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Earnhardt Jr. slips into second round

A third-place finish at Dover International Speedway proved to be a win for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
By Don Coble

Harvick's past helped him deal with pressure at Dover

Although Kevin Harvick faced a win-or-go-home challenge last Sunday at Dover International Speedway, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion was never more relaxed.
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

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

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
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