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Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jack Beckman was 7-years-old when he attended his first drag race.
Ron Capps was in the womb.
Thousands of time-slips later, fate has returned the Don Schumacher Racing teammates to their Southern California roots, where one will emerge Sunday as 2012 NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Yeah, interesting stuff,” said Beckman, driver of [...]

Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]

Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 3 Nov, 2012 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s season of disappointing double-digit results in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series does not include the two races run at Texas Motor Speedway.
When he races at TMS, Sauter conveniently develops a case of “Romnesia.”
“I’m worried about Tuesday and Mitt Romney winning (the presidential election)…that’s [...]

Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead

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Jimmie Johnson edged closer to winning a sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday when he won the 500-lap race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the fourth of the season – and first in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship – for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.
It allowed him to move to the top of [...]

Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Despite his worst qualifying effort of the season, NHRA Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown is closing on the next milestone in drag racing’s “drive for diversity.”
Brown is poised to become the first African-American to win a major American auto racing season championship. Eight rounds of racing remain in the six-event [...]

It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas
Monday, 22 Oct, 2012 – 10:16 | Comments Off
It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Some leftovers for an, um, interesting weekend at Kansas Speedway:
Determining the number of racing grooves which a race track supports is, it appears, in the eye of the beholder. Or, probably, more accurately, on how a driver finishes on the track in question.
Hopes for multi-groove racing [...]

Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts [...]

New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing
Monday, 15 Oct, 2012 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s retooled-for-2013 Sprint Cup cars, with their emphasis on showroom-style bodywork and mechanical grip, will not necessarily change what Greg Biffle calls the “hornet’s nest” that is restrictor plate racing.
“You’re always going to have plates. I don’t think it’s going to change it an ounce,” Biffle [...]

Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 8:39 | Comments Off
Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For 29-year-old Regan Smith, the last four weeks have been quite a roller-coaster ride.
During that time span he has lost his NASCAR Sprint Cup ride with Furniture Row Racing to Kurt Busch, gained a ride with Busch’s former team fielded by James Finch and been named [...]

Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held a press conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday morning. The press conference came just hours after it was announced that he would not drive in the next two Sprint Cup Series races because he suffered a concussion.
The following is a transcript of that press conference. It features Earnhardt Jr., team [...]