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Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Sunday, 10 Sep, 2017 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized

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Kyle Larson won Saturday night’s regular-season Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale, a race with set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race playoffs.
Larson’s win came in overtime and deprived Martin Truex Jr. of what appeared to be certain victory at Richmond International Racewaya.
The seedings and point totals for the playoffs, which begin at Chicagoland […]

Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond

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Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
Monday, 4 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on ‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two laps. That was all that remained when the Lady in Black snatched victory from Martin Truex Jr.’s grasp and handed it to Denny Hamlin on Sunday, giving him his second Bojangles Southern 500 win at Darlington Raceway.
It was a gut wrenching experience for Truex, who won […]

Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Retro weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular, but that doesn’t mean the racing will resemble the era celebrated by the 30 old-school paint schemes in Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500.
“I believe it’s new-school racing with old-school paint schemes,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin said Friday. “The importance […]

Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
Saturday, 2 Sep, 2017 – 13:39 | Comments Off on Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In
Junior: Retirement Emotions Have Not Kicked In

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admits he’s allowed thoughts of his final event this season to creep into his mind, but he still doesn’t know what he’ll miss about being a race car driver.
“If I knew what I was going to miss, it would be more emotional and harder […]

Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
Friday, 1 Sep, 2017 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail
Junior’s Team Bailing As He Prepares To Bail

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s not happy about his season in the performance department, but he said Friday at Darlington Raceway he wants his team to come away from the 2017 season with positive memories.
“I’ve seen this situation in the past and teams […]

Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years
Monday, 28 Aug, 2017 – 20:16 | One Comment
Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin is leaving Father Time choking in his dust.
Sterling turned 60 on June 30, but despite having enough candles on his birthday cake to set off the fire-alarm sprinklers, he continues to race like a teenager late for a date on prom night.
Sterling has won two […]

Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
Sunday, 20 Aug, 2017 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up
Using The Bristles At Bristol: Busch Sweeps Up

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – There’s only one word to describe Kyle Busch this month at Bristol Motor Speedway – unstoppable.
In a four-day period at the tough, half-mile track, Busch won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It was the second time he’s accomplished the […]

Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
Saturday, 19 Aug, 2017 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car
Crew Chief Kerr Talks Of Being Crushed Under Car

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – TriStar Motorsports crew chief Frank Kerr sat in the cool lounge of his team’s hauler Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, his right arm in a sling, and calmly discussed an accident less than 24 hours earlier that left a 3,400-pound stock car sitting on top of him.
His […]