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Mock Races Highlight Charlotte Cup Test
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 18:11 | Comments Off

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Thirty Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track in Gen 6 cars during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
NASCAR ran five different mock races, as well as several tuning sessions with cars completing single-car runs. The test session was intended to finalize rules packages for the 2014 season.
“We did an initial test [...]

No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 15:35 | One Comment
No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series [...]

Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet
Saturday, 7 Dec, 2013 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson marked his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night as driver, parent and cultural historian, and with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the next chapter of his wonderful life.
The latter was delivered by championship runnerup Matt Kenseth during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las [...]

Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
Friday, 6 Dec, 2013 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past

On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
Friday, 6 Dec, 2013 – 9:08 | Comments Off
Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award

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Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at [...]

France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
Thursday, 5 Dec, 2013 – 19:57 | One Comment
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the [...]

Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
Monday, 2 Dec, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]

Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
Thursday, 28 Nov, 2013 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time [...]

Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
Monday, 25 Nov, 2013 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame

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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence [...]

Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6
Saturday, 23 Nov, 2013 – 10:14 | One Comment
Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 Sprint Cup Championship had a familiar look and feel to it. It was much like his first five. But championship No. 6 did have a different sound to it.
As he unbuckled, unhooked and squeezed from his car after the season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, [...]