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New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers
Friday, 5 Sep, 2014 – 19:03 | One Comment
New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure for Talladega drew mixed reviews from drivers during preparations for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson were among those who liked the shorter format, while Ryan Newman felt it was too much like racing.
Under the new [...]

DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals
Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014 – 6:04 | Comments Off
DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals

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Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in the Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry to defeat the current Funny Car points leader, who won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Sunday.
It [...]

Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power capped an often-frustrating 15-year trek that transported him from Toowoomba, Australia, to Southern California Saturday night with a “mega” ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 that secured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Power, who entered the season’s 18th race at the 2-mile/D-shaped Auto Club Speedway in [...]

Team Orders Are Filed In Penske’s Waste Basket
Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Team Orders Are Filed In Penske’s Waste Basket

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Barring on-track contact between the two – and that’s entirely possible –  Saturday night’s season-ending MAVTV 500 figures to be a free-for-all between Team Penske’s Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
“We’re not big on ‘team orders,’ ” Roger Penske said Friday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. “Obviously we’ll see what’s [...]

Penske Weekend Sends Message To Hendrick
Sunday, 24 Aug, 2014 – 9:50 | Comments Off
Penske Weekend Sends Message To Hendrick

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team Penske drivers swept Bristol Motor Speedway’s three-race weekend, providing Ford with its first such accomplishment since 2006 and apparently setting the stage for a Hendrick-Penske showdown in the Sprint Cup championship battle.
Joey Logano won the IRWIN Tools Night race Saturday for his third victory this season, [...]

Logano Gets His Third Victory of Season
Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014 – 21:57 | Comments Off
Logano Gets His Third Victory of Season

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Joey Logano’s breakout season continued Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway as he won his third race of the 2014 season.
Logano, who notched his sixth victory in 207 Sprint Cup starts, took the lead away from Matt Kenseth with 46 laps to go and sprinted to the finish.
“Got our third win of the year,” Logano [...]

Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney capitalized on the final restart in Friday’s rain delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the maneuver that gave him his first Nationwide Series victory this season wasn’t without controversy.
Kyle Busch, who was leading at the time, criticized the way Blaney handled the [...]

Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
Tuesday, 19 Aug, 2014 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015

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Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as [...]

Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 8:48 | Comments Off
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]