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Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250
Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dario Franchitti will start his landmark 250th Indy-car race in style Sunday after claiming the Verizon P1 Award for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
A four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion, Franchitti posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.2379-seconds at 105.369 mph during the waning seconds of […]

NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 15:55 | Comments Off on NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams
NASCAR Goes Medieval On The Penske Teams

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s a saying out there that goes something like: Some people are indispensable but nobody is irreplaceable. If Penske Racing loses its appeal of the penalties issued to the teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, that saying will be in for a major test when […]

Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 14:30 | Comments Off on Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle […]

It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
Sunday, 14 Apr, 2013 – 8:28 | Comments Off on It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch broke out a broom and playfully swept the stone surface of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, the perfect prop and photo-op for a guy who spent his weekend in Cowtown cleaning house.
Busch used a late-race pit stop to overhaul Martin Truex […]

Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch rushed through his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole-award winning duties, changed uniforms at warp speed and wolfed down a meal before settling into his office for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The harried result? A record-setting sixth series victory in the […]

Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces
Monday, 8 Apr, 2013 – 8:18 | One Comment
Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Entering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season the motorsports community pointed to the demanding Martinsville Speedway as possibly Danica Patrick’s biggest challenge in her rookie year.
The flat, half-mile, paper-clipped short track had been the nightmare for many drivers, both rookies and veterans, throughout its storied history. […]

Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville
Sunday, 7 Apr, 2013 – 16:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville
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 on Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
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 […]