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Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 10:04 | One Comment
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row

As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed [...]

October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 9:05 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
Sunday, 27 Oct, 2013 – 16:34 | One Comment
Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 [...]

Vettel On Verge Of No. 4
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Vettel On Verge Of No. 4

Red Bull Racing/Renault’s Sebastian Vettel moved one step closer to his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship when he qualified on-pole Saturday for the Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel claimed his seventh pole in 16 races and 43rd of his career by touring India’s Buddh International Circuit in 1-minute, 24.119-seconds – fastest lap recorded at [...]

Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Call it the mystique at Martinsville.
Fifteen of Richard Petty’s 200 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came at Martinsville Speedway. .
Bobby Allison, on the other hand, never managed to visit victory lane at the paperclip-shaped oval during his legendary Cup career.
Fast forward to today and that trend remains in full [...]

Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 8:42 | One Comment
Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR

It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of [...]

Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind
Wednesday, 23 Oct, 2013 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Kenseth Exits Test With Tires, Jimmie On His Mind

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth’s participation in Day 2 of a three-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway ended abruptly Tuesday in the Turn 1 wall, which will require a fresh coat of white paint before the AAA Texas 500 on Nov. 3.
“I have mixed feelings, I guess, on testing,” [...]

Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans

Rebellion Racing took advantage of an early race mechanical failure on the part of Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to win the 2013 Petit Le Mans season-ender Saturday night at Road Atlanta.
The Rebellion Toyota Lola – driven by the trio of Nick Heidfeld, Neel Jani and Nico Prost – won after taking three and a half [...]

Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done

Sebastian Vettel continued his methodical march to a fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
But not even Vettel’s career-best fifth consecutive victory was enough to clinch the 2013 title, as Fernando Alonso’s fourth-place finish mathematically was enough to extend the inevitable to at least the Airtel Indian [...]

Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner

CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps [...]