What’s Ahead in 2016

 

GEICO 500As the engines sit quiet in race shops and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway await the return of the thunderous pack of cars, final preparations are made for the 2016 season.

The upcoming year has the potential to be the most thrilling and intense season NASCAR has seen in quite some time. Through the implementation of the low-downforce package, abundance of rookie contenders and the third year of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format; 2016 has the making to be epic.

Entering my twelfth year as a fan, I have never been more excited for the season to come. Why? It comes from a combination of the factors described above and knowing NASCAR is in a great position as the energy that once defined the sport returns. Continue reading “What’s Ahead in 2016”

Kenseth’s Suspension Highlights NASCAR’s Inconsistencies

MS_110115_08By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – The intensity associated with the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format is incredible. With the points tighter than ever and success meaning so much more, the level of competition has reached an unparalleled level.

As a result, the on-track product is changing drastically. On the positive side, the racing in the final ten races is more fierce and competitive than ever before. This benefits the fans who are treated to a thrilling pursuit of the championship where success requires perfection.

The ability of some to rise to the occasion has resulted in controversy. With gameplay factoring into how the drivers compete throughout the playoffs, it has led to moves being made that push the limits of what is considered acceptable. Continue reading “Kenseth’s Suspension Highlights NASCAR’s Inconsistencies”

Talladega Weekly Racing Schedule

The wild card of the championship battles has arrived as NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway. With unpredictable racing ahead, it will be one of the most intense races of the year as drivers look to keep their title hopes alive. Don’t miss a second of this weekend’s action with the complete schedule for ‘Dega. 32Dega

Race Rev Up: GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Edition

Talladega Superspeedway is one of the wildest places on the NASCAR schedule. Combining the unpredictability of restrictor-plate racing, the unknown factor, and spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup on the line – it’s surely shaping up to be one fascinating race.

A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News, “Race Rev Up” provides all the essential pre-race info and will get you up to speed before the green flag waves in Talladega, Alabama.

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Talladega Weekly Racing Schedule

There is never a shortage of action at Talladega Superspeedway. From the start of the weekend until the final checkered flag waves, fans are treated to thrilling competition around the biggest track on the schedule. Three exciting races are ahead and each will feature the track’s signature pack racing, leaving fans wanting more.

Don’t miss a second of the action by following this week’s Weekly Racing Schedule.

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The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

charlotte_nscs_race_field (1)Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle.

Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in the Chase.

During the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, drivers including Earnhardt Jr. dug themselves a bigger hole while Kevin Harvick took the victory and was relieved of the pressure Talladega would bring. Continue reading “The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture”

Trackside Duo: Three Storylines from Talladega

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As always, it was a wild and crazy weekend at Talladega. Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 proved to be as exciting as ever, as drivers constantly were running two to three wide around the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Sometimes dissecting Talladega races is just as much fun as watching them. This week, the Trackside Duo does just that as they give plenty of opinions regarding what went down at ‘Dega. Continue reading “Trackside Duo: Three Storylines from Talladega”