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Edwards Claims Pole In Loudon
Friday, 25 Sep, 2015 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Edwards Claims Pole In Loudon
Edwards Claims Pole In Loudon

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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s pole-winning lap came at 137.980 mph and in 27.604 seconds at the New Hampshire mile oval.
Edwards is on of the 16 drivers competing in the 10-race Chase playoffs, the second of which […]

Not A Good Idea To Attack Power-Makers That Be
Friday, 25 Sep, 2015 – 15:16 | 3 Comments
Not A Good Idea To Attack Power-Makers That Be

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fact: Kevin Harvick would be a journeyman driver in need of anger-management classes instead of a defending Sprint Cup champion in need of anger-management classes were it not for the Hendrick Motrosports engines that sit in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
He might want to consider that the next time he physically attacks […]

Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2015 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland

Denny Hamlin may have been a casualty on a basketball court two weeks ago but he was a winner on Sunday as he opened the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver – who not only suffered severe damage to his right knee in the […]

Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland
Harvick Takes Pole After Rain Ditches Qualifying At Chicagoland

Kevin Harvick will start the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole position after qualifying for the Chase’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway was canceled because of rain.
Also rained out was the Camping World Truck Race that was scheduled for Friday evening.
Harvick earned the Coors Light Pole position for Sunday’s MyAFibRisk.com 400 (3 […]

Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland
Ironman Jeff Gordon Streaks Into Chicagoland

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon may be one of NASCAR’s elders, but he still has a pretty good memory. Like of the time he and Ricky Rudd almost threw down after a battle for the same piece of track near Turn 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gordon, who will tie Rudd for Sprint Cup’s […]

Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Friday, 18 Sep, 2015 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2015 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2015 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
McMurray Finally Gets His Due

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2015 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing enters the Chase having won eight of the last 11 races, the favorite to walk off with the 2015 title, but when the season began it was a bleak time for the organization.
Kyle Bush was sidelined in February with a broken right leg […]

Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2015 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend

Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]