Storyline Notebook: Week of May 4, 2015

As the season heads into the summer months, the news cycle picks up. Following Talladega Superspeedway, it was another busy week of news. Catch up on all the major headlines and stories with this week’s edition of Storyline Notebook.

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Storyline Notebook: #CMSMediaTour

A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News in 2015, “Storyline Notebook” will be the place to catch up on all the NASCAR news from the week throughout the season. The weekly infograph will be short and concise, while still updating fans on all the major happenings. Find it easily on twitter using the hashtag #StorylineNotebook.

The 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour brought a lot of announcements. This week’s notebook features all the major stories, and news that you should be aware of as the season starts back up.  Continue reading “Storyline Notebook: #CMSMediaTour”

Greg Ives Named 2015 Crew Chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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CONCORD, N.C. (July 30, 2014) – Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ives, 34, was race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five consecutive Sprint Cup championships (2006-2010) with the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team. He will work alongside Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, in the shop shared by the Nos. 48 and 88 Chevrolet SS teams. Continue reading “Greg Ives Named 2015 Crew Chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.”

Earnhardt Jr.’s Emotional Daytona 500 Victory Had and Still Has Everyone Smiling

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There is rarely a moment in NASCAR when everyone is pleased at one time. For fans, drivers, media, and NASCAR personnel to all be happy about an outcome of a certain race is so rare, we hardly ever think about it. I mean all of NASCAR agreeing on something sounds like a joke, right? We certainly never imagined it happening. However, I believe on Sunday Night, we all felt a little joy for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Hendrick Motorsports on a Quest for Absolute Dominance in 2014

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It is no secret that Hendrick Motorsports is the finest team in the garage. Their driver lineup, crew members, cars, and personnel are all some of the best in NASCAR today. They also know how to take advantage of their rich resources as season in and season out; they are the best team on track.

Each year, Hendrick prowess is demonstrated in various ways. 2013’s dominance was another championship with Jimmie Johnson, his sixth in eight years. 2014 will not be any different as Hendrick Motorsports is prepped and already one step ahead of the competition in the battle for the Sprint Cup. Continue reading “Hendrick Motorsports on a Quest for Absolute Dominance in 2014”

Determination, Hunger, and Skill Driving Johnson Into History

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For the past eight years, we have been witnessing history. Jimmie Johnson’s reign of success has left a major mark on the history books. Six championships in eight years is unheard of. Especially at the level of competition in NASCAR today. Going into each season, there are at least 15 drivers who have a legitimate shot at taking home the title after 36 races. In six seasons’ now, Jimmie Johnson has beaten everyone who has challenged him. He’s a true champion. One that has the mindset of dominate and conquer. Continue reading “Determination, Hunger, and Skill Driving Johnson Into History”

Late Race Surge Leads Keselowski to a Charlotte Victory

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There is always one race in the Chase where a non-championship contender sneaks up and grabs the victory. Charlotte has shown to be a track where this feat can easily be accomplished. Brad Keselowski was the driver to pull it off this season when he pulled into victory lane Saturday Night at Charlotte. It was nowhere near a dominant performance by the defending champion. He did all he needed to in order to break his winless streak that spanned over a year. Continue reading “Late Race Surge Leads Keselowski to a Charlotte Victory”