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Logano Wins Pole; Keselowski To Start Third At Homestead
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Pole; Keselowski To Start Third At Homestead

Joey Logano may have knocked Brad Keselowski off the front row in Friday’s time trails at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but points leader Keselowski will still start ahead of Jimmie Johnson.
The last of 47 drivers to make a qualifying attempt, Logano circled the South Florida track in 30.672 seconds (176.056 mph) to claim the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career

Andy Petree grew up in North Carolina, the cradle of NASCAR. When he talks about “the sport,” he means stock car racing. One of those who always found a way to get into the grandstands to watch the Winston Cup races during his youth, Petree now calls the Sprint Cup races like he sees them [...]

Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater
Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 – 18:59 | 5 Comments
Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater

Once again, on Sunday afternoon, Brad Keselowski showed championship form.
Yes, on the race track, where he used a wonderful pairing of hammer and scalpel to fashion an improbable top-six finish which in all likelihood, earned him the 2012 Sprint Cup title.
But also after the race at Phoenix International Raceway. It was then that he showed [...]

NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions
Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 – 18:50 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions

NASCAR announced Monday penalties to three teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race [...]

Logano Wins, Sadler Fades at PIR
Saturday, 10 Nov, 2012 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Logano Wins, Sadler Fades at PIR

Joey Logano got his ninth victory of the season Saturday as he dominated the Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Logano out-fought new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers over the final laps to get his first at PIR.
“To finally win at Phoenix is awesome,” Logano said. “I feel like I’ve been close [...]

Scott Wins At PIR As Truck Series Contenders Wreck
Saturday, 10 Nov, 2012 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Scott Wins At PIR As Truck Series Contenders Wreck

Brian Scott passed Kyle Larson for the lead on a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was Scott’s first of the season and second of his career.
Neither Scott nor Larson are in contention for the truck series championship, but [...]

Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two
Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two

PHOENIX, Ariz. – By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix, he thought he would be rising up the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup leaderboard.
Hamlin instead has gone backward, free-falling from No. 3 and 20 points back in the Chase to No. 7, 73 points behind series leader Jimmie Johnson entering Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 [...]

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 [...]