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Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
Friday, 17 Oct, 2014 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Qs and As: Kenseth, Keselowski Give Their Sides Of Brawl Story
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 […]

Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
Friday, 17 Oct, 2014 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Every person in the world who knows the feeling of Nomex on skin wants to win a major automobile racing championship. Then there are those few who need to win one. And there, perhaps, sits Kevin Harvick today.
For reasons of history and legitimacy and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick, […]

Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
Wednesday, 15 Oct, 2014 – 6:28 | Comments Off on Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?

By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Az. – As warm as the temperatures were Tuesday during a 90-plus degree test session at Phoenix International Raceway, it likely paled miserably to the heat Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are under.
For them, with their NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lives on the line entering Sunday’s […]

NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart

NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:
· […]

Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’
Monday, 13 Oct, 2014 – 7:06 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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When you race against one of Roger Penske’s teams, you know you’re always in for a fight, almost invariably on the track. But during the Charlotte round of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, it was Penske’s lead driver who instigated a post-race ruckus.
As a team […]

Harvick Wins Charlotte; Top Stars’ Championship Hopes In Trouble
Sunday, 12 Oct, 2014 – 6:03 | One Comment
Harvick Wins Charlotte; Top Stars’ Championship Hopes In Trouble

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick, who has led a lot of laps and a lot of races in 2014 but has had trouble closing the deal of late, won the Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
It was the third victory of the season for Harvick, but the first […]

Post-Charlotte Brawl Has Drivers Wary Of ‘Dega
Sunday, 12 Oct, 2014 – 5:43 | One Comment
Post-Charlotte Brawl Has Drivers Wary Of ‘Dega

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since the season began Talladega has been the Chase race dreaded the most by the competitors and after the post-race fights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500 winner Kevin Harvick would prefer to simply watch next week’s event.
“It’ll be one hell of a race […]

Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Saturday, 11 Oct, 2014 – 6:05 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 years old on Friday.
Like most drivers, the actual celebration of his birthday occurred earlier in the week because on Friday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway preparing for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. His family and friends had a surprise party for […]

Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte
Friday, 10 Oct, 2014 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte
Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap at 197.300 mph (27.357 seconds) on Friday and in doing so, looked and sounded very much like a driver capable of winning a championship.
Busch’s lap nipped Jeff Gordon (197.217 mph), who […]

New Chase Format Has Amped Up Emotions
Thursday, 9 Oct, 2014 – 19:57 | Comments Off on New Chase Format Has Amped Up Emotions
New Chase Format Has Amped Up Emotions

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After two more races, the Chase field will be slashed by another four drivers and Denny Hamlin said Thursday the 2014 format was more emotional for the competitors than the way it had been conducted since 2004.
“This is not a 10-race Chase anymore, it’s a three-race Chase […]