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Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge
Sunday, 10 Nov, 2013 – 18:20 | One Comment
Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge

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Sunday was separation day in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Separating in a positive direction was Jimmie Johnson, who finished third and will head to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend as the prohibitive favorite to pick up his sixth Cup championship.
Separating in a negative direction was Matt Kenseth who started [...]

Johnson Dominates Texas; Takes Lead In Chase
Sunday, 3 Nov, 2013 – 18:38 | 2 Comments
Johnson Dominates Texas; Takes Lead In Chase

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Jimmie Johnson had been very un-Jimmie Johnson-like on 1.5-mile ovals this season.  Thirty-three races into 2013, he had yet to win on tracks of that size. Then came Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and all of that changed.
Johnson dominated the race – the third-to-last of the season – by leading 255 of [...]

Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It was an unscripted moment that spoke volumes about the respectful rivalry simmering between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Deadlocked in points heading into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kenseth was asked Friday morning if he knew “what [...]

Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest
Thursday, 31 Oct, 2013 – 20:54 | 2 Comments
Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton’s march toward his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship continued during a pair of practice sessions Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350.
Competing in his 13th season in the Truck Series, Crafton has forged a comfortable [...]

Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His breakthrough NASCAR victory was validated by a cell phone call from mom, a tweet from veteran driver Mark Martin and kudos from team-owner Joe Gibbs. And then there was the moment that Darrell Wallace Jr. only could imagine, and a message 50 years in the making for big-time stock [...]

Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions
Monday, 28 Oct, 2013 – 6:15 | 10 Comments
Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship has redefined the term “unprecedented” as it relates to drag racing drivers, and reinforced the undeniable fact that the manic character known as “Brut” truly is one astute businessman.
Force outran daughter Courtney in Sunday’s final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals [...]

Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 18:11 | 2 Comments
Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Turns out that Kevin Harvick’s decision to part ways with Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current Sprint Cup season was not totally based on getting a too-good-to-refuse offer from Stewart-Haas Racing. Seems Harvick is not real crazy about his current team owner’s grandchildren.
This became evident after Saturday’s [...]

Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 20:04 | One Comment
Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski says he’s trying to keep an open mind about the sanctioning body’s requirement for 2014 that drivers in its three national touring series undergo pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing.
“I don’t want to call it a negative, but at this point I haven’t [...]

With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future
Thursday, 24 Oct, 2013 – 7:11 | Comments Off
With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As the 2013 Petit Le Mans wound down to a finish at Road Atlanta last Saturday night, as fans began pouring water on trackside campfires, as canvas canopies were folded and stowed, as the big old LMP1 cars were loaded onto haulers, an oh-geez moment struck.
It was a moment of; [...]