Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Wed, 20/08/14 – 16:16 | No Comment
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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Brad Keselowski got emotional after winning his first Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.

The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of being the only father-son duo to have visited victory lane in the truck series. It also made him the 25th driver to win a race in each of NASCAR’s top three series.

“It was a tough road, quite honestly,” said Keselowski, whose family’s race team spanned nearly half a century and three generations before folding in 2006 for lack of sponsorship. “My family’s race team went bankrupt. It’s always been a little bit of a personal tragedy of sorts to have to go through that. That’s one of many reasons why I’m still involved in this series.”

Professionally, Keselowski views his involvement in the truck series as an opportunity to work with more people in the sport and be more hands-on than he can at the Sprint Cup and Nationwide level where he drives for Penske Racing. He considers it his chance to give drivers, such as Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick, and different members of the sport – fabricators, crew chiefs, over-the-wall guys, mechanics – the type of opportunity he was given when his career “was not really going anywhere.”

“To have success means you’re going about it the right way,” Keselowski continued. “We felt like we had, Read the full story »

Thu, 08/21/14 – 16:52 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Darrell Wallace Jr. late in Thursday’s rain-postponed Camping World Truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway to get his first victory ever in the series.
The victory came in his third start in the series in 2014 and his 62 career start. It made him the 25th driver to win in each of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 10:31 | No Comment
Rain Postpones Truck Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain forced postponement of Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch will start the race on the pole.

Thu, 08/21/14 – 6:15 | No Comment
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Wed, 08/20/14 – 16:16 | No Comment
Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
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Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as [...]

Tue, 08/19/14 – 10:31 | No Comment
Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway.
The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA [...]

Mon, 08/18/14 – 8:01 | No Comment
Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
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Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 16:50 | No Comment
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 15:27 | No Comment
Carpenter, Fisher Hartman Teams Announce IndyCar Merger
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Team-owners Ed Carpenter and Sarah Fisher will merge their current single-car organizations into the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest multi-car entry _CFH Racing _ beginning in 2015.
The merger between Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, both based in Indianapolis, officially will take place during the offseason. CFH Racing will be headquartered at the current [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 12:58 | No Comment
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 8:48 | No Comment
Brown Is P1 In Brainerd
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Top Fuel driver Antron Brown raced to his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Brown will try to score his sixth win of the season and continue to chase series leader Doug Kalitta when he faces J.R. Todd in the first round of [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 7:06 | No Comment