Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
Fri, 17/04/15 – 18:46 | No Comment
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Matt Kenseth, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds), earned the 14th pole of his career on Friday when he was fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kenseth edged Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) by .022 seconds.
Carl Edwards (128.322 mph) qualified third while Kevin Harvick (128.211 mph)  was fourth.
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (who was fastest in […]

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Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
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Matt Kenseth says he will race on. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

Matt Kenseth says he will race on. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Food City 500 pole winner Matt Kenseth is only a year younger than Jeff Gordon, but unlike the four-time NASCAR champion who is in his final full-time Sprint Cup season, Kenseth says he doesn’t see the checkered flag waving on his driving career any time soon.

bugnotes“I feel as good as I did 10 years ago and I’d like to say that I do as good or better job behind the wheel than I did then, although some of you might argue because we are in somewhat of a dry spell,” said the 43-year-old Kenseth, who hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race since September 2013 at New Hampshire.

Gordon will celebrate his 44th birthday in August and Kenseth told the media Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that he believed the Hendrick Motorsports driver simply reached that point in his career when he knew it was time to do something different.

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Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:13 | No Comment
Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Food City 500 pole winner Matt Kenseth is only a year younger than Jeff Gordon, but unlike the four-time NASCAR champion who is in his final full-time Sprint Cup season, Kenseth says he doesn’t see the checkered flag waving on his driving career any time soon.
“I feel […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:13 | No Comment
RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the P5-level penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Thursday, slightly reducing the point deductions and fines stemming from tire tampering violations detected last month at Auto Club Speedway.
The three-member panel – John Capels, Hunter Nickell and Dale […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 7:22 | No Comment
Hinch’s Hunch Pays Off Big
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James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Hinch’s hunch became a winner when the Canadian took the checkered flag Sunday after an unpredictable series […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 7:12 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future
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During the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, the car driven by Kyle Busch left the track, blew through the infield grass and smashed hard into an unprotected concrete wall.
Busch was helped from the car by safety personnel but it was obvious from the agony on the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Wed, 04/15/15 – 17:31 | No Comment
Enders-Stevens Wins K&N Challenge: Field Set For Vegas Finals
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Erica Enders-Stevens won the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge for the second consecutive year on Saturday during the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) all carried their Fridayqualifying bests into Saturday and secured No. 1 qualifying positions at the […]

Sun, 04/12/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
Johnson Drives To Victory In Fort Worth – Again
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By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and a worn-out 1.5-mile racetrack continue to be game/set/match for all contenders in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Johnson continued his recent domination of Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th […]

Sun, 04/12/15 – 7:58 | No Comment
Mortality Confronts Larson
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By John Sturbin
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson’s recent sheet time at hospitals in Martinsville, Va., and Charlotte drove home a fact of life most 22-year-olds are not ready to accept.
“Yeah, definitely when you are young you think you are bulletproof, and that’s just one little instance that shows you that you aren’t,” […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 20:15 | No Comment
Todd, Hagan, Line Lead Qualifying In Vegas
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Defending world champion Matt Hagan raced to the qualifying lead in Funny CarFriday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is the fifth of 24 events in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 8:21 | No Comment
Teen Jones Gives Xfinity Vets A Driving Lesson In Texas
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By John Sturbin
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, Texas – Teen-ager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling Sprint Cup stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.
Jones, 18, held […]

Sat, 04/11/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim […]

Fri, 04/10/15 – 20:20 | No Comment