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Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship

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Jeff Gordon will head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month with a chance to win his fifth championship and in his final season as a driver.
That, thanks to winning Sunday’s Chase Eliminator Round-opening race at Martinsville Speedway.
Gordon got the win by avoiding a series of late race wrecks – […]

Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Sunday, 1 Nov, 2015 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano has yet to win a race at the tough Martinsville Speedway, but with the momentum the Team Penske driver possesses, Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 could be the one he checks off his list.
A victory Sunday would make Logano the first driver to win […]

SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
Friday, 30 Oct, 2015 – 17:13 | Comments Off on SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the addition of SAFER barriers on Martinsville Speedway’s straightaway walls, drivers said Friday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track had become an even tougher place to negotiate.
“It seems driving down the straightaway, trying to pass cars, even in practice, it just seems really tight,” Carl […]

The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2015 – 9:15 | Comments Off on The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Success has not translated to love for Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. On the contrary.
Logano, who swept the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champions by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, said Tuesday that hated from some NASCAR fans and perhaps a […]

Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2015 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas
Rain Reigns Over USGP At Circuit Of The Americas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Formula One prides itself with racing in the rain but not necessarily in torrential rain  – a possibility that promises to plague Sunday’s scheduled fourth annual U.S. Grand Prix/Regatta at Circuit of The Americas.
Relentless rain and pockets of standing water around COTA’s 3.427-mile/20-turn circuit forced officials from […]

Rossi Giving American Fans Reason To Root
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2015 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Rossi Giving American Fans Reason To Root
Rossi Giving American Fans Reason To Root

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Alexander Rossi is enjoying favorite son status at Circuit of The Americas this weekend, where a red-blooded, born-in-the-USA boy will start the fourth annual U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday.
Forget that Rossi’s bio in the Official 2015 Formula One Media Kit states that he is a native of […]

Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2015 – 10:05 | Comments Off on Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega
Junior: Confidence Is High Heading To Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. used to own Talladega Superspeedway. After a disappointing run at Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, he’ll need to re-ascend to the throne next Sunday if he is to keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes intact.
Can do, Earnhardt, who finished […]

Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 – 20:25 | Comments Off on Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win
Logano Punts Way To Second Straight Win

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Block me once, and I’ll cut you some slack.
Block me twice — and it’s “Gotcha.”
That, in essence, was the conversation on Joey Logano’s team radio after Logano spun race leader Matt Kenseth in Turn 1 with less than five laps left in the Hollywood Casino 400 at […]

At Heart, Del Worsham Is Really A Funny Guy
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 – 8:26 | Comments Off on At Heart, Del Worsham Is Really A Funny Guy
At Heart, Del Worsham Is Really A Funny Guy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Del Worsham’s professional drag racing resume is highlighted by the entry that reads “2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion.”
That’s a career-defining accomplishment but not the guy Worsham sees when he looks into a mirror. “I’ve always considered myself a Funny Car driver first,” Worsham said Saturday after […]

Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2015 – 8:46 | One Comment
Truex Jr. Carrying The Colors For Little Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – When you talk to NASCAR old-schoolers, and they begin to tick off the reasons why the sport no longer holds the same allure for them and why they have a tough time finding a rooting interest in the Sprint Cup Series, the conversation often turns to […]