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Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas

Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the first lap of a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Keselowski, who started the race – the eighth of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff – two points behind leader [...]

Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble

FORT WORTH, Texas – Clint Bowyer concedes that, yes, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver’s championship.
“Same old Chase. Same races, same racetracks and same guy (Johnson) you’re trying to beat for the championship,” said Bowyer, referring to NASCAR’s 10-event/12-driver playoff. “It’s damn sure the same Chase. But [...]

Danica Ready To Settle Down After ‘Standing Up’
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 10:38 | 4 Comments
Danica Ready To Settle Down After ‘Standing Up’

FORT WORTH, Texas – Danica Patrick will huddle-up with crew chief/mentor Tony Gibson for the first time Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where her new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief likely will address a lingering issue.
That would be Mr. Landon Cassill, the Cup driver who became a YouTube curiosity when Patrick sent him [...]

Texas Trucker Buescher Hoping To Out-Draw Dillon
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2012 – 20:41 | Comments Off
Texas Trucker Buescher Hoping To Out-Draw Dillon

FORT WORTH, Texas – James Buescher’s bid to end “Dillon Domination” of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series continued Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, where two practice sessions laid the groundwork for Friday night’s Winstar World Casino 350.
A 22-year-old native of nearby Plano, Buescher will take a 21-point lead over rookie Ty Dillon into [...]

Texas Is Big For NNS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2012 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Texas Is Big For NNS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. currently is second in the point standings, six behind leader Elliott Sadler of Richard Childress Racing.
Stenhouse padded his NNS points lead with a sixth-place finish last November for Roush Fenway Racing at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, site of Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts [...]

Starworks’ Season A Humdinger – And Gut Buster
Monday, 29 Oct, 2012 – 15:04 | Comments Off
Starworks’ Season A Humdinger – And Gut Buster

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Leaning against a counter top in his Starworks Motorsport hauler last Saturday, Peter Baron burped out a sarcastic laugh when it was suggested to him that 2012 must have been his best year in racing. Ever.
The ever-young-looking Starworks owner reached into the front pocket of his pants and pulled out a [...]

Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR

Randy Bernard is out as CEO of the INDYCAR Series.
The board of directors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation convened a special meeting Sunday and afterward announced that Bernard will relinquish his position effective immediately.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and CEO Jeff Belskus was appointed as interim CEO of INDYCAR.
“We are very grateful for the [...]

Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Ryan Newman and Matt Borland first appeared on the NASCAR scene more than a decade ago they produced an on-track magic that caused nightmares for their competitors.
In five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons they totaled 12 victories, 37 poles, 52 top-5s and 83 top-10s. Newman became the second rookie to win the [...]

‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 7:06 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas

Antron Brown and Spencer Massey have reduced Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher to the unusual role of Top Fuel “third wheel” after four rounds of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
But beware “The Sarge.” A seven-time world champion, Schumacher secured the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday as time trials concluded for the 12th annual [...]

‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas

Mike Neff raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Neff paced [...]