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Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014 – 17:41 | No Comment
Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ten years ago race day at Martinsville Speedway dawned with a heavy fog enveloping the half-mile track and the surrounding countryside.
The fog was so thick on Oct. 24, 2004 that team owner Roger Penske’s plane was among those who diverted to Danville, Va. However, the Hendrick Motorsports [...]

McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 19:29 | No Comment
McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole

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Jamie McMurray posted a lap in 18.954 seconds (99.905 mph) to win the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was the second at Martinsville and the 11th of McMurray’s career.
Second fastest in qualifying were Chase drivers Joey Logano (99.605 mph) and Matt Kenseth (99.318 mph).
Tony Stewart (99.297 mph) qualified fourth, [...]

Big Stewart-Haas Shakeup Is Quest For Consistency
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 19:15 | No Comment
Big Stewart-Haas Shakeup Is Quest For Consistency

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Swapping Danica Patrick’s and Kurt Busch’s crew chiefs and road crews had been discussed for quite some time, Stewart-Haas Racing Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at Martinsville Speedway.
The personnel exchange that was announced earlier this week becomes effective for the Oct. 31-Nov. 2 AAA Texas 500 [...]

Jimmie: Knaus Will Decide When To Step Down
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 15:37 | No Comment
Jimmie: Knaus Will Decide When To Step Down

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chad Knaus, the only crew chief Jimmie Johnson has known while winning six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, isn’t on the chopping block.
But Johnson, who was eliminated from this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday at Talladega, Ala., made it clear that he knows the day is coming when there [...]

Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014 – 8:04 | No Comment
Keselowski Vow: I Will Not Be ‘Run Out Of The Sport’

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a [...]

Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?
Monday, 20 Oct, 2014 – 8:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Why No Fights At Talladega?

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

Keselowski Wins Talladega; Field Set For ‘Eliminator Round’
Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014 – 16:49 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins Talladega; Field Set For ‘Eliminator Round’

Brad Keselowski basically had one chance to continue his bid to win a second Sprint Cup championship when Sunday’s cutdown race at Talladega began. The 2012 champ had to win. And win he did and on goes the Team Penske driver’s comeback season.
The victory was sixth of the season and, obviously, his biggest.
“So special,” he [...]

‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega
Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014 – 7:27 | No Comment
‘Texas Terry’ To Drive Off Into Sunset At Talladega

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR champion Terry Labonte will bookend a stellar Sprint Cup Series career that began at Darlington Raceway in 1978 with his 890th and (really) final start in today’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Through NASCAR’s evolution from regional curiosity to national obsession, “Texas Terry” has remained unflappable and largely underappreciated during [...]

Vickers, Confusion Reign In Talladega Qualifying
Saturday, 18 Oct, 2014 – 18:58 | No Comment
Vickers, Confusion Reign In Talladega Qualifying

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
Friday, 17 Oct, 2014 – 14:18 | No Comment
Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story

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Last weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with on-track and off-track brawls breaking out. Brad Keselowski of Team Penske was involved in much of it.
He clipped some cars on the track and in pits and then, as he walked to his motorhome, was jumped by Matt Kenseth.
On Friday at Talladega, Kenseth and [...]