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Cup Notes: White House Snubs Spur Debate
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: White House Snubs Spur Debate

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – When NASCAR takes its top drivers to the White House on Wednesday to meet President Barack Obama, four drivers will be noticeably absent
Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were put on the defensive at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday afternoon when quizzed on why they […]

Kansas Speedway Announces New Dates
Friday, 2 Sep, 2011 – 15:17 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway Announces New Dates

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Kansas Speedway officials announced the dates of their two 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup weekends on Friday.
The spring event weekend has been moved from early June to April to ensure the recently announced track improvements – including a repaving and reconfiguration of banking – are completed.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns with the inaugural SFP […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Stay At Hendrick
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 12:03 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Stay At Hendrick

NASCAR’s most popular driver will remain with Sprint Cup’s most dominant team.
Hendrick Motorsports and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Thursday that they have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep Earnhardt behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolets.
“We’re excited to have everything formalized and announced,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. […]

SMI, State Target Kentucky Woes
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011 – 11:11 | Comments Off
SMI, State Target Kentucky Woes

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Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced Tuesday the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land that will be used to expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.
Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged […]

Track Testers Get Jump On The Field At Phoenix
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011 – 8:12 | Comments Off
Track Testers Get Jump On The Field At Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – The Goodyear Tire Co. staged a two-day tire test party Monday and Tuesday at newly-repaved and reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway and a handful of NASCAR’s top wheelmen were invited.
The attendees included Sprint Cup series co-leaders Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson, No. 4 Carl Edwards, No. 8 Kurt Busch and No. 10 Tony […]

Williams: Danica To Have Things Others Did Not
Monday, 29 Aug, 2011 – 7:26 | 12 Comments
Williams: Danica To Have Things Others Did Not

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Danica Patrick enters NASCAR full time in 2012 with support from top drivers, teams and substantial financial backing, all of which none of her female predecessors possessed.
With the exception of the three women who drove in NASCAR in its formative years, the few who attempted to carve out a career in the […]

Williams: ‘Bad Brad’ Has Become ‘Mr. August’
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2011 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Williams: ‘Bad Brad’ Has Become ‘Mr. August’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Standing a short distance from Bristol Motor Speedway’s entrance is a large Miller Lite billboard sporting Brad Keselowski’s profile and the phrase “Have At It Brad”.
For the 27-year-old driver, it’s a sentence that has served as a permission slip from his sponsor to transform August’s dog days […]

Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Has A Great Night At Bristol

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Brad Keselowski grabbed the lead on a restart with 89 laps to go and and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the third of the season for the Penske Racing driver and his second in the last four races. Between the […]

Fans Give Danica A Warm NASCAR Welcome
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 6:33 | Comments Off
Fans Give Danica A Warm NASCAR Welcome

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Based on a sampling of fans outside of Bristol Motor Speedway Friday morning, NASCAR Nation has embraced Danica Patrick’s decision to move to NASCAR on a full-time basis next season.
Art Potter of Grove Port, Ohio was one of a handful of autograph seekers standing next to the fence which surrounds the luxurious […]

Newman on Cup Pole At Bristol
Friday, 26 Aug, 2011 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Newman on Cup Pole At Bristol

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Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Newman edged Roush Fenway Racing drivers Carl Edwards (122.670 mph) and Matt Kenseth (122.662 mph) for the top starting spot in Saturday night’s race, the 24th event on the Cup schedule.
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon (122.576 mph) and Mark […]