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Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win
Monday, 3 Nov, 2014 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win

After every Sprint Cup race, the drivers who finished first through third are brought to track media centers for press conferences.
Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway so, there he was on the dais late Sunday afternoon. The majority of the questions put to him, as one would expect, concerned the [...]

Johnson Wins Texas; Brawl Follows Testy Finish
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 16:11 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wins Texas; Brawl Follows Testy Finish

Jimmie Johnson became the second straight non-Chase driver to win a race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship Sunday when he beat the field at Texas Motor Speedway.
Johnson’s victory means that none of the remaining eight Chase drivers have yet won and, hence, have not locked themselves into the [...]

NASCAR World About To End? Again?
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 9:12 | 3 Comments
NASCAR World About To End? Again?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Late in day on Nov. 16, 2003, NASCAR had its Sprint Cup season champion, but it also had a problem. Matt Kenseth had won the championship even though he had won just one race during the 36-race season and had crashed and DNF’d at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final [...]

TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off
TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying

Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 [...]

Earnhardt Jr.’s Martinsville Win Was Easy To Enjoy
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014 – 8:12 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.’s Martinsville Win Was Easy To Enjoy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers [...]

Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase
Monday, 27 Oct, 2014 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the third-generation driver secured the grandfather clock trophy he had wanted since he was a boy. He also provided a twist to the Chase’s Eliminator Round.
With only two races remaining to [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Gordon To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014 – 16:57 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Holds Off Gordon To Win Martinsville

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t win his first Sprint Cup championship this season but he will head into the off season with at least four race victories.
Earnhardt, who was bumped from the Chase last week when he failed to advance to the Eliminator Round of the series playoffs, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon [...]

Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off
Sunday, 26 Oct, 2014 – 7:52 | Comments Off
Cup Stars Out Of Alignment As Eliminator Kicks Off

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle; a stellar list of drivers that are always viewed as title contenders – but that’s no longer the case this season.
Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kahne were surprisingly [...]

Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Memory Of Plane Crash That Gutted HMS Won’t Fade

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ten years ago race day at Martinsville Speedway dawned with a heavy fog enveloping the half-mile track and the surrounding countryside.
The fog was so thick on Oct. 24, 2004 that team owner Roger Penske’s plane was among those who diverted to Danville, Va. However, the Hendrick Motorsports Beechcraft Super King Air 200 [...]

McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole
Friday, 24 Oct, 2014 – 19:29 | Comments Off
McMurray Edges Chase Drivers To Win Martinsville Pole

RacinToday.com
Jamie McMurray posted a lap in 18.954 seconds (99.905 mph) to win the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was the second at Martinsville and the 11th of McMurray’s career.
Second fastest in qualifying were Chase drivers Joey Logano (99.605 mph) and Matt Kenseth (99.318 mph).
Tony Stewart (99.297 mph) qualified fourth, [...]