Stories by Don Coble

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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

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Drivers glad to be finished with Daytona

By the time Joey Logano finished his burnouts and made his way to Victory Lane last Sunday, many of the drivers from the just-finished Daytona 500 were already on the runway at Daytona Beach ...
By Don Coble

Busch's injury leads to more SAFER barriers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch's head-first crash into a concrete wall at Daytona International Speedway has created a renewed focus on Steel and Foam Energy Reduction barriers throughout NASCAR.
By Don Coble

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Joey Logano rewards car owner Roger Penske's faith in him with Daytona 500 victory

Logano’s victory came at the expense of a dominating day by Hendrick Motor­sports. Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson combined to lead 158 of 203 laps.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500.
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Gordon leads Hendrick Motorsports team into Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will start on the pole today in his final Daytona 500. When he retires at the end of the year, he will be third all-time in career Sprint Cup Series victories ...
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Busch suspended indefinitely by NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely, according to multiple media reports.
By Don Coble

Elliot still amazed by his rapid ascent

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For most, being the son of one of racing's greatest drivers and the successor of another would be suffocating. But for Chase Elliott, it's the only life he knows.
By Don Coble

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Junior, Johnson win duel races at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson won the 150-mile duel races at Daytona International Speedway.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Brad Keselowski gets his rough edge from his racing father Bob

Bob Keselowski and son Brad race with the same uncompromising passion.
By Don Coble

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Gordon will be on pole for his final Daytona 500

Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Daytona 500 of his career. Gordon announced last month this will be his final full-time season, and he's been adamant next Sunday's season-opening ...
By Don Coble

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Drivers bank on timing, luck in qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Every driver believes the pole position Sunday for the Daytona 500 isn't about a fast car or a skillful driver. It's all about timing and luck.
By Don Coble

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Exhibition chance for drivers to shake off rust

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The only laps Clint Bowyer's made in nearly three months has been on a tractor. That's why Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at the Daytona International ...
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Simulators are the rage in NASCAR these days

Top teams in NASCAR have multi-million-dollar systems that can simulate a driver's characteristics, as well as every nuance of a racetrack.
By Don Coble

Four drivers pass on All-Star race

The winner of Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited All-Star race will earn about $200,000. But for four drivers, it's not enough to accept their invitations.
By Don Coble

Changes abundant this year in NASCAR

The one thing that never seems to change in NASCAR is the changes. Including this year.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Richard Petty can build for the future

Richard Petty drove his first NASCAR race in 1958, but as the son of three-time series champion Lee Petty, he knows first-hand race teams never stop building for the future.
By Don Coble

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

On Friday night, Fred Lorenzen, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Rex White and Joe Weatherly shared one distinction as the newest inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
By Don Coble

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Ganassi deflects spotlight

Chip Ganassi is the primary owner of a sports car team that's won five championships, two IndyCar teams that have won 10 championships and two NASCAR teams that still are trying to make a ...
By Don Coble
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