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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 […]

Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
Friday, 18 Aug, 2017 – 20:10 | Comments Off on Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG
Buescher OK To Be Headed To JTG

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
Friday, 18 Aug, 2017 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that he currently had no racing plans for 2018.
“When I do I’ll tweet something, like on a Monday or something,” Kenseth said.
NASCAR’s 2003 premier series champion said he’s not worried about 2018.
“I’m just not concerned […]

Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
Sunday, 13 Aug, 2017 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan

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Kyle Larson made an aggressive move during an overtime restart, took the lead and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the third straight for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver at the 2-mile MIS oval.
It came after a wreck with four laps to go – which started […]

Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Sunday, 13 Aug, 2017 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’

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Kasey Kahne said Saturday the vibe among teammates remains positive at Hendrick Motorsports, where his tenure will end at the close of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kahne’s impending departure was announced last Monday by team-owner Rick Hendrick, who since has tabbed NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie William Byron to drive what will be […]

Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 17:33 | One Comment
Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The current lame duck status of longtime NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth, and the unsettled future of Kurt Busch, might best be summed-up in one word:
Recalculate!
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds toward the conclusion of its 26-race regular season and the impending 10-race […]

Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things

Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Saturday, 12 Aug, 2017 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole

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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series

Chevrolet will double-down on the Camaro nameplate in NASCAR beginning in 2018.
The Camaro ZL1 was introduced as the manufacturer’s new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Thursday at General Motors Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit.
“Chevrolet, Camaro and ZL1 are all synonymous with winning, both on and off the track,” said Mark […]

Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Wednesday, 9 Aug, 2017 – 12:03 | Comments Off on Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride

William Byron will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season.
The ride currently belongs to Kasey Kahne, who, it was announced earlier, would not return after the current season.
In 2016, Byron, 19, won seven victories in the Camping World Truck Series. This year, the Charlotte, N.C, native […]