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‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 19:40 | No Comment
‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At least two NASCAR drivers believe competitors with dirt track experience may possess the upper hand in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway because of VHT, a traction compound, being applied to the track’s surface in the turns.
“This is a perfect style of track to […]

Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017 – 14:47 | No Comment
Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole

Because Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series was washed out by rain on Friday, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing was awarded the pole based on owner points.
Starting second will be Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports.
Those are familiar positions for both drivers, who started in the same spots when rain wiped out […]

Johnson Returns To Victory Lane In Texas
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2017 – 16:34 | No Comment
Johnson Returns To Victory Lane In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson has returned to his NASCAR “wheelhouse,” otherwise known as Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway. And for the record, not all of J.J.’s 81 career Cup victories have been scored in Cowtown.
Mired in a mild slump through five races, Johnson jump-started his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with […]

Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Friday, 7 Apr, 2017 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick will start on-pole for the 21st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 after completing a three-segment sweep of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick toured TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval in 27.217-seconds and 198.405 mph in […]

Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
Tuesday, 4 Apr, 2017 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back
Talladega Tales: Waltrip And Marlin Look Back

NASHVILLE – They were fast times and fun times, and last week Darrell Waltrip and Sterling Marlin shared some of their favorite Talladega memories at a media luncheon to promote the May 7 race.
“Talladega Superspeedway is an animal unto itself,” Waltrip said.
“The first time I rolled onto the track and looked down that giant straightaway […]

Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 2 Apr, 2017 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
Friday, 31 Mar, 2017 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole
Rain Puts Larson On Martinsville Pole

Rain washed out qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, putting Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson on the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET on FS1) on the basis of owner points.
Larson, who won last weekend’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
He finished third at the Martinsville short track a year […]

Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Friday, 31 Mar, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]

Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
Sunday, 26 Mar, 2017 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak

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Kyle Larson survived a slew of late-race restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and in doing so, ended a three-race stretch where he had finished as runner-up.
The victory for the 24-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver was the second of his career and helped him pad his […]

Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
Saturday, 25 Mar, 2017 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway
Larson Climbs To Pole At Auto Club Speedway

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Kyle Larson, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver who has finished second in his last three Monster Energy Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race on Friday.
Larson laid down a lap in 38.493 seconds (187.047 mph) at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in winning the pole.
That lap was better than second-fastest Denny Hamlin […]