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HMS 48 Team’s Penalties Overturned On Appeal
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2012 – 15:01 | Comments Off
HMS 48 Team’s Penalties Overturned On Appeal

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Chief apellate officer John Middlebrook on Tuesday overturned all penalties issued to the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team except for that of a fine issued to crew chief Chad Knaus.
The original penalties were levied after Johnson’s car failed inspection during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in February. Inspectors found that the Chevrolet Impala’s C-post did [...]

Another Opportunity Knocks On Vickers’ Door
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 9:22 | Comments Off
Another Opportunity Knocks On Vickers’ Door

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ever since May 2010 when Brian Vickers was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, the Thomasville, N.C., native’s NASCAR career hasn’t gone quite as he envisioned.
That’s why Vickers’ six-race stint with Michael Waltrip Racing that begins Sunday in Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500 is a [...]

Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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SEBRING, Fla. – Top Ten Tweets from Sebring’s 60th anniversary 12-Hour (compiled, extended, unabridged, annotated, not previously published version):
1. The race day crowd at the Sebring International Raceway was judged to be up this year – making it the biggest ever 12-hour throng after a decade of growth under the aegis [...]

Earnhardt Says Sharing Not A NASCAR Tradition
Friday, 16 Mar, 2012 – 14:01 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Says Sharing Not A NASCAR Tradition

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – A good argument can be made that the sport of NASCAR racing as we know it today was built on the backs of innovators.
The Sprint Cup Series started out as Strictly Stock, which meant that showroom cars were the vehicles of the day.
Now the Cup cars [...]

Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2012 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Smart Can Get You Into Trouble In NASCAR Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports will not completely win its final appeal of penalties leveled on it after Jimmie Johnson’s car failed inspection at Daytona last month.
Chief appellate officer John Middlebrook may reduced fines or shorten terms of suspensions or amend point reductions, but Johnson, team owner Rick Hendrick, crew chief Chad Knaus [...]

Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012 – 11:19 | Comments Off
Biffle And Puccia Head East First In Points, Smiles

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One week ago, Greg Biffle was doing the rub the hands together in excitement thing. He was about to take to the track at Las Vegas and he figured that racing at that 1.5-mile tri-oval would give him and his Roush Fenway Racing team a good look at their competitive [...]

Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit
Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2012 – 9:09 | Comments Off
Greg Anderson Keeps Summit at The Summit

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Summit Racing Pro Stock team had a rare bad weekend at the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals. Bad, of course, being a relative term.
Neither of the Summit Pontiac drivers came away with the victory in Gainesville, but one of the two made it to the final round of eliminations. And [...]

The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2012 – 9:37 | Comments Off
The Las Vegas Face Lift Has Its Pros and Cons

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR teams and drivers don’t really care for the term “cookie-cutter” when it’s applied to 1.5-mile tri-oval race tracks. They talk themselves blue  insisting that all tracks – even those that may look alike – are significantly different. But, the term won’t go away. And neither will those tracks.
Some have been [...]

‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2012 – 8:53 | Comments Off
‘King Of Speed’ Remembers THE 300 mph Run

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On the day he officially became “The King of Speed,” Kenny Bernstein arrived at the racetrack armed with a work ethic that traces to his family’s West Texas roots.
Always give the customer more than he pays for – that was the mantra preached to Kenny by his father, Bert, as [...]

Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Smack-Immune Krawiec Is Ready To Defend

John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Not all the noise emanating from the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle pits in 2011 was engine-related. En route to his second world championship, Eddie Krawiec bowed-up and figured out how to turn the smack talk regularly served by Hector Arana Jr. and Jerry Savoie, among others, to his advantage.
“That motivates me,” [...]