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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
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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 on Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt
Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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 on Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion
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 […]

Kligerman Rides Red Horse To Top At Talladega
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Kligerman Rides Red Horse To Top At Talladega
Kligerman Rides Red Horse To Top At Talladega

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Parker Kligerman posted his breakthrough NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday in the fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, thanks to a career revived by Red Horse Racing – and his Racermom.
Kligerman’s first career win came when he used a push in the draft from Johnny Sauter to pass James […]

Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover
Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover

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Brad Keselowski took the lead when the two drivers in front of him – Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin – had to pit for fuel with 10 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Mark Martin third.
Jimmie Johnson […]

DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off on DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown and Spencer Massey remain in lockstep for the NHRA Top Fuel title nearing the mid-point of the 2012 Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. And for Massey, staging against Brown is like staring through the looking glass.
“Oh yeah, that’s going to be a car […]

Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current […]

Top Seeds Falter As Countdown Begins At ZMAX
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Top Seeds Falter As Countdown Begins At ZMAX
Top Seeds Falter As Countdown Begins At ZMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. –  The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ season comes down to six races as the Countdown to the Championship begins this weekend at zMAX Dragway. It’s an intense stretch where one bad race can quickly end a team’s championship hopes. And for the Countdown’s top seeds, Friday’s […]

Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.
Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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LEAWOOD, Kan. – Ty Norris’s tone shifted noticeably toward serious when the conversation shifted toward Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr.’s victory total since joining Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2010 season.
Norris, MWR’s general manager, made it clear that it was not zero victories that have defined Truex’s time with […]

Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 5:20 | Comments Off on Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not
Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Jeff Gordon never knew where Kyle Busch was in the running order throughout Saturday’s rain-plagued Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International; crew chief Alan Gustafson simply told him who he needed to pass.
With 10 laps to go Gustafson became animated on the radio, emphasizing to […]