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Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013 – 18:27 | One Comment
Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship

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It didn’t come without some tense moments, but Sprint Cup championship No. 6 did come for Jimmie Johnson at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson finished eighth in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 but that allowed him to clinch a title that is just one shy of tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the all-time championship [...]

Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole

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Touring the 1.5-mile speedway in 30.394 seconds (177.667 mph), Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third Coors Light pole award of the year (tying a single-season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.
Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season [...]

Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 15:29 | 2 Comments
Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The three team owners with a mathematical chance to see their driver win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship held court with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
There was plenty of reminiscing and discussion about the direction of the sport between Richard Childress, Joe Gibbs and Rick [...]

Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a segment of auto racing fandom which Jimmie Johnson will never win over. No matter what Johnson says, does or wins, there are fans who will never be able to bring themselves to admit that the five-time champion belongs in the historical company of seven-time champions Dale Earnhardt [...]

Fennig Continues To Crank Out Winning Hot Rods
Wednesday, 13 Nov, 2013 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Fennig Continues To Crank Out Winning Hot Rods

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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He is a man of few words and that’s OK. Because in Jimmy Fennig’s world, the hands still really do the talking.
“I build hot rods,” said Fennig, summing up the personal and professional life of a dedicated “Car Guy” in one declarative sentence. “Fords, Chevys – I’ve got everything.”
And in [...]

NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS
Tuesday, 12 Nov, 2013 – 8:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Bayne, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing and who won the 2011 Daytona 500, has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to continue compete behind the wheel.
“I’ve never been more driven to compete,” [...]

Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge
Sunday, 10 Nov, 2013 – 18:20 | One Comment
Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge

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Sunday was separation day in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Separating in a positive direction was Jimmie Johnson, who finished third and will head to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend as the prohibitive favorite to pick up his sixth Cup championship.
Separating in a negative direction was Matt Kenseth who started [...]

Quiet Kenseth Refuses To Give Too Much Away
Sunday, 10 Nov, 2013 – 9:36 | Comments Off
Quiet Kenseth Refuses To Give Too Much Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Back in the day when such things were still allowed, a “sit-down” interview was held with Matt Kenseth in his hauler in the infield of a NASCAR track. Kenseth’s PR rep was more than happy to set the thing up. Kenseth, still a couple years away from winning the 2003 [...]

Johnson On Pole At PIR
Friday, 8 Nov, 2013 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Johnson On Pole At PIR

Jimmie Johnson topped Sprint Cup qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
With a record run at 139.222 mph (25.858 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500, the next-to-last race in the 10-event Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as the top four drivers in qualifying broke the previous mark Kyle Busch set a year ago.
It [...]