Saving the Thrills for the Chase

NASCAR_RIR_NSCS_McMurrayBy Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – It all used to come down to Richmond International Raceway.

The last race to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup typically turned into one of the most exciting of the season as drivers made desperate final attempts to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Heading into the event, an ongoing points battle had consumed storylines for weeks. Drivers kept exchanging the final spots in the 10, 12 or in 2013 – 13-competitor field back and forth until it was all settled under the lights in Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading “Saving the Thrills for the Chase”

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”

Smaller but Fiercer Michael Waltrip Racing Ready for 2014

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The wound from last September’s Richmond race will never fully-heal for Michael Waltrip Racing. As much as the team would like to forget their actions from the race, the memory will never fully fade away. However, with the right mindset this team will more than likely move on from the ordeal. MWR is optimistic for 2014.Clint Bowyer is determined to get back to victory lane after a year’s absence and Brian Vickers is set to make his return to full-time Sprint Cup Series racing. The team has no reason not be excited as they have a great shot at success again this season. Continue reading “Smaller but Fiercer Michael Waltrip Racing Ready for 2014”

Trackside Duo: Season in Review

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One of the most anticipated NASCAR season in years didn’t disappoint. Across all three premiere series, the racing was outstanding, the action was intense, and the storylines were bigger than ever. Putting all of that into one season created an incredible year in NASCAR. Reliving all that 2013 had to offer brings back great memories, along with reminders on what kept NASCAR in the national spotlight on many occasions.

Before 2013 ends, the Trackside Duo wanted to revisit all that went down this year one more time as they discuss some of the biggest newsmakers along with some important races. Walk down this 2013 memory lane constructed by the Duo to remember what made this season such a special one. Continue reading “Trackside Duo: Season in Review”

2013: A Year of Major Storylines, Undeniable Passion, and Pure Dominance

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Looking back on 2013, NASCAR had quite the year. From storylines galore to scandals that challenged the sports credibility, NASCAR never stayed quiet. Going into the year, there were many more questions than answers. Fans wondered what was to come due to all the ‘newness’ the sport was expecting which included the Gen 6 and drivers in new rides. Whatever went into this season, it made for one exciting year. The lesson learned throughout 2013 was to expect the unexpected because the year in NASCAR featured truly unexpected events. Continue reading “2013: A Year of Major Storylines, Undeniable Passion, and Pure Dominance”

Trackside Duo: September 14, 2013

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Photo- Getty Images (Jeff Gordon was added to the Chase field following this picture)

We have been talking about it for months, and it’s finally here: the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup will kick off Sunday in Chicago. Plenty of crazy storylines have made this season an unforgettable one, and this Chase will likely continue that trend. Each of the 12 drivers competing for the championship believes that 2013 will be the year their team will take home the Sprint Cup, but starting Sunday, the contenders will be separated from the pretenders as we move closer to crowning the 2013 champion. Continue reading “Trackside Duo: September 14, 2013”

Unprecedented Events Continue Following Richmond

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Photo- Getty Images (Banner behind is incorrect, should state 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup)

In a week where the news just keeps getting crazier and crazier, NASCAR announced another portion of wild news Friday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway. It has to do with the Chase again as there Monday Night announcement did. As a follow-up to the radio communication on David Gilliland’s channel Saturday Night at Richmond, NASCAR announced that they don’t believe a bargain occurred between Front Row Racing and Penske Racing that insured Joey Logano’s Chase spot. Continue reading “Unprecedented Events Continue Following Richmond”