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This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success
Saturday, 9 Mar, 2013 – 11:00 | 3 Comments
This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success

When the press releases and news reports about Tia Norfleet planning to be the first black female to race in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series came out, long-time followers of the Georgia short track scene likely thought: “Here we go again.”
Back around 2000, Norfleet’s father Bobby Norfleet showed up for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with similar [...]

Kyle Busch Ends NNS Drought, Wins At PIR
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 20:04 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Ends NNS Drought, Wins At PIR

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Kyle Busch drove to Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Busch, who won the pole in a laydown earlier in the day, overcame a speeding penalty that dropped him to 22nd position for a restart on Lap 44.
He worked his way through traffic in short order, however. Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt [...]

Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2013 – 18:32 | One Comment
Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona

Tony Stewart was in no mood to celebrate after he won Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Not with 14 fans injured and being transported to medical centers as a result of a last lap crash that sent the car of Kyle Larson flying into the catchfence near the start/finish line.
The [...]

Pastrana To Take Run At Nationwide Championship
Thursday, 3 Jan, 2013 – 12:40 | One Comment
Pastrana To Take Run At Nationwide Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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News and notes from the first week of 2013:
Travis Pastrana will make the move to full-time NASCAR racing in 2013, driving Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford Mustang in all 33 events on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.
“I am extremely excited about making the move into full-time NASCAR competition in [...]

NASCAR Shakes Up Its Competition Department
Tuesday, 18 Dec, 2012 – 17:24 | Comments Off
NASCAR Shakes Up Its Competition Department

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NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its Competition personnel structure.
The following changes will take effect in 2013:
– Joe Balash, who has served as the NASCAR Nationwide Series director since 2004, will be assuming a new role as International Competition Liaison. This position will be the NASCAR point of contact for competition-related matters relative to the [...]

Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
Thursday, 22 Nov, 2012 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Stenhouse Jr. Is NNS Champ; Smith Wins Homestead Race
Saturday, 17 Nov, 2012 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Jr. Is NNS Champ; Smith Wins Homestead Race

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series championship by finishing sixth in the season-ending  race Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Regan Smith drove the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to victory, beating polesitter Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.375 seconds.
Brendan Gaughan finished third in the race, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and [...]

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 [...]

Harvick Puts Beating On Texas Nationwide Field
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Harvick Puts Beating On Texas Nationwide Field

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Kevin Harvick easily won Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver crossed the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires on Lap 178 of the 200-lap event.
Polesitter Kyle Busch finished third.
Ricky Stenhouse [...]

Texas Is Big For NNS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2012 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Texas Is Big For NNS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. currently is second in the point standings, six behind leader Elliott Sadler of Richard Childress Racing.
Stenhouse padded his NNS points lead with a sixth-place finish last November for Roush Fenway Racing at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, site of Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts [...]