Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
Mon, 20/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

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Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Brad Keselowski is racing to win races and championships, not to make friends. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.

Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a win to advance into the next three playoff races, Keselowski held off a swarming pack featuring new-found nemesis Matt Kenseth during a green-white-checkered flag finish. The margin of victory after 194 laps was 0.14-seconds.

“If we go on and win the championship, which I feel we’re thoroughly capable of doing, yeah, I could easily say it’s one of the biggest wins of my career,” Keselowski said Monday evening during a promotional appearance for the upcoming AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “Certainly I’m very proud of this past Sunday’s win but we can’t get caught up in it. We’ve got work to do. We’ve got four critical races in front of us. We’re probably going to need to win at least one of ‘em, and our head’s down and focused.”

That’s the unbridled enthusiasm Penske cited post-race Sunday, when he praised Keselowski as “the key asset” of a two-car lineup that includes fellow-Eliminator Round Chaser Joey Logano. Unlike the baby-faced Logano, ”Bad Brad” started Sunday’s event $50,000 lighter in the wallet and on a four-race probation as the result of Read the full story »

Tue, 10/21/14 – 8:04 | No Comment
Racing Pioneer Beadle Passes Away
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Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 15:03 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

Mon, 10/20/14 – 8:19 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins Talladega; Field Set For ‘Eliminator Round’
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski basically had one chance to continue his bid to win a second Sprint Cup championship when Sunday’s cutdown race at Talladega began. The 2012 champ had to win. And win he did and on goes the Team Penske driver’s comeback season.
The victory was sixth of the season and, obviously, his biggest.
“So special,” he [...]

Sun, 10/19/14 – 16:49 | No Comment
‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR champion Terry Labonte will bookend a stellar Sprint Cup Series career that began at Darlington Raceway in 1978 with his 890th and (really) final start in today’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Through NASCAR’s evolution from regional curiosity to national obsession, “Texas Terry” has remained unflappable and largely underappreciated during [...]

Sun, 10/19/14 – 7:27 | No Comment
Vickers, Confusion Reign In Talladega Qualifying
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

Sat, 10/18/14 – 18:58 | No Comment
Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with on-track and off-track brawls breaking out. Brad Keselowski of Team Penske was involved in much of it.
He clipped some cars on the track and in pits and then, as he walked to his motorhome, was jumped by Matt Kenseth.
On Friday at Talladega, Kenseth and [...]

Fri, 10/17/14 – 14:18 | No Comment
Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Every person in the world who knows the feeling of Nomex on skin wants to win a major automobile racing championship. Then there are those few who need to win one. And there, perhaps, sits Kevin Harvick today.
For reasons of history and legitimacy and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick, [...]

Fri, 10/17/14 – 7:34 | No Comment
Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As Formula One’s globetrotting tour prepares for its lone visit to the United States, Lewis Hamilton’s march to a second World Driving Championship continues to be tempered by Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.
Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix extended his lead over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points en route [...]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 8:16 | One Comment
Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Az. – As warm as the temperatures were Tuesday during a 90-plus degree test session at Phoenix International Raceway, it likely paled miserably to the heat Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are under.
For them, with their NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lives on the line entering Sunday’s [...]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 6:28 | No Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
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NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:
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Tue, 10/14/14 – 17:34 | No Comment