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Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:51 | One Comment
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage
Sunday, 6 Oct, 2013 – 10:43 | Comments Off
2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – These are the Shake Out Days in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Three races down, seven to go. Too late in the playoffs to say that everybody still has a chance at the championship, too early to say with any certainty at all who [...]

Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Gordon Needs A Return To Old Days In Kansas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time was, Kansas Speedway was a Jeff Gordon track. In the best of those times, Gordon could not be beaten at Kansas. Literally.
But what remains of those days for the four-time Sprint Cup champion are some dusty trophies and perhaps a handful of old photos in [...]

Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
Thursday, 3 Oct, 2013 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The [...]

Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2013 – 18:02 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Top Ten Tweets from the first two weeks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:
1. Matt Kenseth is threatening to make the Chase boring by winning too much. (Poor guy still gets credit for creating the need for the Chase format after NOT winning enough in 2003 when the [...]

Chase Is A Win, Win Situation For JGR’s Kenseth
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 16:14 | One Comment
Chase Is A Win, Win Situation For JGR’s Kenseth

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – When Matt Kenseth won the championship in NASCAR’s top series in 2003 he was criticized for running away with the title with consistent finishes that included only one victory.
That less-than-exciting championship run helped NASCAR decide it was time to change the way the Sprint Cup was [...]

Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 13:24 | 5 Comments
Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Jimmie Johnson’s mini-slump is over.
After finishing the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season with four straight clunkers – 40, 36, 28, 40 – the five time series champion is back in the groove with a fifth-place finish in the opening event of the 10-race Chase for the championship.
Going [...]

Kenseth Kicks Off Chase With A Win In Joliet
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 23:01 | One Comment
Kenseth Kicks Off Chase With A Win In Joliet

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Matt Kenseth passed leader Kyle Busch on a restart with 23 laps to go and went on to win the playoff-opening, rain-extended Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night.
Kenseth, who led the most laps in the race but watched from behind as Busch dominated the night-time portion of a race which was delayed [...]

Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 18:46 | 2 Comments
Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With the deal to hire Kurt Busch in place, with a proven crew chief already in the fold, and with team confidence at apogee, Furniture Row Racing general Manager Joe Garone could not wait for the 2013 Sprint Cup season to start.
But then came a comment from his boss, and [...]

NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase
Friday, 13 Sep, 2013 – 15:02 | 34 Comments
NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – In a surreal moment, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon will be added to this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, which begins with the Geico 400 here on Sunday.
“We’ve decided that, due to the totality of the events [...]