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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 […]

The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2015 – 7:40 | Comments Off on The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Seizing every opportunity is critical to one’s success in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, but before the 16-driver field is set one more obstacle must be cleared – Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Eleven drivers already are guaranteed berths in the field via one […]

Logano On Pole At Richmond
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole At Richmond
Logano On Pole At Richmond

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Joey Logano collected his second straight Sprint Cup Series pole at Richmond International Raceway Friday when he logged the fastest lap for Saturday night’s final race before the start of the Chase playoffs.
With a lap at 21.349 seconds, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his fifth pole of the season.
Logano, who won the pole earlier […]

Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee wasn’t painful when he was in his race car and his only limitation was being able to walk without crutches.
“I think I’m probably about a day or maybe two away from maybe ditching the extra crutch to walk around, […]

Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball

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Joe Gibbs Racing said Wednesday that driver Denny Hamlin suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee while playing basketballTuesday night.
Hamlin had a MRI this morning to confirm the diagnosis and has been evaluated by the medical team at OrthoCarolina.
He has received the medical clearance necessary to continue racing activities and is expected […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on 500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Carl Edwards overcame a two-lap deficit to record his first-ever Bojangles Southern 500 victory in a Darlington Raceway event that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said placed NASCAR at a bigger crossroads than most people realize.
“I think this is the opportunity for the sport to […]

Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are facing a tough, slippery Darlington Raceway this Labor Day weekend with less downforce on their cars and most believe it’s the right way to go to improve the racing.
“Losing grip is usually a good thing for our racing,” Brad Keselowski said Saturday after winning the pole […]

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) […]