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Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – For more than two decades Jeff Gordon has had an annual date with the Lady in Black – aka Darlington Raceway – and most of the time the treacherous ol’ gal and her young suitor have enjoyed their dance.
In 34 races, Gordon has collected seven victories on […]

Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DARLINGTON, S.C. – With two races left before the start of the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski got the momentum builder he needed with Saturday’s pole-winning effort at Darlington Raceway.
“Boy, this feels good,” said Keselowski, who toured the treacherous 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.492 seconds (178.874 mph) […]

Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
Friday, 4 Sep, 2015 – 18:51 | One Comment
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]

JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 7:22 | Comments Off on JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol

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Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week on Friday.
Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 JGR Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET).
Hamlin edged Kyle […]

Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 6:50 | Comments Off on Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom.
In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at the .533-mile short track, Busch finished .427 seconds ahead of Kyle […]

Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
Friday, 21 Aug, 2015 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Clint Bowyer admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that neither he nor sponsor Five-Hour Energy saw the demise of Michael Waltrip Racing coming. After all, Bowyer was eight months into a three-year deal.
Bowyer isn’t tipping his hand as to where he’s going, even though the rumors are strong that it’s HScott […]

Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Friday, 21 Aug, 2015 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s debatable as to whether people make their own luck or not. It’s less debatable as to whether goofy, um, stuff, happens to goofy people. Enter NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.
It was a couple days after first-round qualifying during the 2007 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR made a stunning announcement.
Many […]

MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2015 – 18:02 | Comments Off on MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market
MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Michael Waltrip Racing will cease full-time competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2016, immediately making drivers Clint Bowyer and David Ragan full-fledged free-agents.
Rob Kauffman, co-owner of MWR, and Bowyer announced Wednesday the parties mutually have agreed to separate at season’s end. Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 […]

Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2015 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas
Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas

Danica Patrick has signed a multiyear extension with Stewart-Haas Racing it was announced by the team on Tuesday.
Also announced was that Nature’s Bakery will replace Go-Daddy as Patrick’s primary sponsor beginning next year. The new sponsor will be on the car for 28 races with Patrick’s current sponsors filling out the remainder of the schedule.
 
“As […]