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Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville
Sunday, 7 Apr, 2013 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the six-race season for the Hendrick Motorsports driver and the eighth for the five-time Cup champion at the Martinsville short track. His other victory of 2013 came in the season-opening Daytona [...]

Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he [...]

Gibbs: Logano Was Just Going For The Victory
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2013 – 11:10 | 3 Comments
Gibbs: Logano Was Just Going For The Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, says he does not believe that rival-team driver Joey Logano intentionally attempted to crash and injure JGR driver Denny Hamlin during the late going of last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
Instead, Gibbs said during a teleconference on Thursday, he thinks Logano [...]

Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Could Denny Hamlin be headed for more trouble with NASCAR officials as a result of a statement he made on Friday at Auto Club Speedway?
The statement was, after all, as potentially damaging to Sprint Cup’s Gen-6 car public relations campaign as was the statement which resulted in Hamlin being issued [...]

De Silvestro Provides Surprise In St. Petersburg
Friday, 22 Mar, 2013 – 16:33 | Comments Off
De Silvestro Provides Surprise In St. Petersburg

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Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay were at the top of the time chart on the opening day of preparations for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. No big surprise.
The driver who ranked third, Simona de Silvestro, the first-year KV Racing Technology driver, was a bit of a surprise.
Power, who has [...]

Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol

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Kasey Kahne got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway by winning in Sunday’s Food City 500.
He got the win by pulling away from the field on the final laps.
“I don’t think I had anything for Kasey. I’m not sure anyone did,” said Kyle Busch, who finished second after dominating much of [...]

Audi Notches Hybrid Victory At Sebring
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 7:53 | Comments Off
Audi Notches Hybrid Victory At Sebring

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Audi Sport extended its run at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday as Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis won the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida in their No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro – the first hybrid car to win at Sebring and in the American Le [...]

‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2013 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together
Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Twenty years ago Tony Gibson was a fabricator and the gasman for Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Cup championship team. Danica Patrick was 10 years old.
Neither person knew the other existed and until last fall, it never seemed probable their career paths would cross. Yet, last October Stewart-Haas Racing decided Gibson [...]