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Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2016 – 19:19 | No Comment
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title

For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
The […]

Contenders Have Tough Friday
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Contenders Have Tough Friday
Contenders Have Tough Friday

No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu

Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set

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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2016 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix
Arizona Driver Alex Bowman On Pole In Phoenix

Alex Bowman, who is substitute driving for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The race at PIR will set the field for the season-ending Championship 4 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Two of the four berths in the finals have already been clinched […]

Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Monday, 7 Nov, 2016 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rain returned to Texas Motor Speedway on Lap 293 of Sunday night’s AAA Texas 500, with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship contender Carl Edwards in the lead and looking for a deluge.
Moments after parking his car on pit road at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards […]

Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth
Monday, 7 Nov, 2016 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins Texas; Earns Final Four Berth

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Carl Edwards, who began Sunday’s rain-plagued Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last in Chase points, ended the race with a trip to Victory Lane and the automatic berth in the championship-deciding Round of Four.
Edwards, who had crashed a week ago at Martinsville Speedway, damaging both his Joe Gibbs Race car and his […]

Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas
Bad Brad Looking Good In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski served notice Saturday afternoon that he intends to be a player during Round 8 of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion, Keselowski is not among the Round of 8 drivers looking to advance into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on […]

Austin Dillon Hunts Down The Cup Pole In Texas
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Hunts Down The Cup Pole In Texas
Austin Dillon Hunts Down The Cup Pole In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – North Carolina native and avid outdoorsman Austin Dillon is taking on the look of a naturalized Texan, courtesy of one hot lap Friday evening around Texas Motor Speedway.
Dillon will start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 12th annual AAA Texas 500 on-pole after touring TMS’ high-banked/1.5-mile quadoval […]