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Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The double duty gate, which also served as a barrier in Turn 2, lumbered open, allowing crew members, NASCAR officials, drivers and assorted others to walk down the steep banking that tested knee strength and into the infield of the Bristol half mile. At the time, 1992, […]

Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
Saturday, 20 Aug, 2016 – 18:05 | Comments Off on Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race
Things Are Getting Sticky For Bristol Cup Race

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rosin, a sticky substance that helps rubber adhere to the track, was placed on the low groove in Bristol Motor Speedway’s turns following Friday night’s Xfinity Series race that many dubbed the best in several years.
It was the second time in two days the 18 inches of […]

Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
Friday, 19 Aug, 2016 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight
Johnson Says Seventh Championship Still In Sight

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jimmie Johnson admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it hasn’t been a great year for his Hendrick Motorsports team, but due to the Chase format it could still produce another championship.
“A lot can happen before the season is up,” Johnson said during preparations for Saturday’s Bass […]

Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2016 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio

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Experienced road racer Justin Marks held off Sam Hornish Jr. after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win his first career Xfinity Series race, which came in the pouring rain at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The victory came in his 25th start and it came in conditions that […]

The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2016 – 8:02 | Comments Off on The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Monday, 8 Aug, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win

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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2016 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Carl Edwards completed a once-improbable pole position sweep of NASCAR’s two non-oval Sprint Cup Series races Saturday at Watkins Glen International, officially elevating his status to “road-course ringer.”
“I think so, you know? No, I don’t know. My road-course career started pretty rough,” an animated Edwards joked […]

Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Friday, 5 Aug, 2016 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]