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Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
Monday, 26 Aug, 2013 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s August race should be one of the 10 Chase races, not before it, says Kurt Busch and after Saturday’s 500-lap race most of those vying for a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs would probably agree.
By the time the checkered flag waved, Matt Kenseth had [...]

Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Monday, 26 Aug, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol
Saturday, 24 Aug, 2013 – 21:56 | Comments Off
Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol

Matt Kenseth broke out of a mini-slump Saturday night and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, but it gave him just his first top-12 finish in a month.
“I hope we’re back,” Kenseth, who led 149 of 500 [...]

Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing
Saturday, 24 Aug, 2013 – 17:47 | One Comment
Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin, who earned the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, says the last nine races have been the worst of his career and now he must be a guinea pig for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
Since Michigan in June Hamlin has [...]

Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol

Slumping Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
With a lap at 128.969 mph (14.878 seconds), Hamlin edged Kurt Busch (128.770 mph) for the top starting spot in Friday’s time trials for the 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The pole was Hamlin’s [...]

Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin said Friday Michael Waltrip Racing’s announcement 10 days ago that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full time in 2014 opened the door for him to join Stewart-Haas Racing for the season’s remainder, but Martin’s move won’t provide Vickers with the benefits he expected.
Instead of getting a head start [...]

Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 13:59 | Comments Off
Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Slightly more than a month ago, Stewart-Haas Racing told Ryan Newman it wouldn’t field a fourth team in 2014 and he needed to find another home, but that’s no longer the case, at least where a fourth team is concerned.
SHR Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at [...]

Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14
Monday, 19 Aug, 2013 – 14:09 | Comments Off
Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14

Mark Martin will fill in for injured Tony Stewart and drive the No. 14 Stewart- Haas Racing Chevrolet it was announced on Monday. Martin will drive in the rest of the Cup races with the exception of the one at Talladega, where Austin Dillon will be in the car.
Stewart, who suffered a broken leg in [...]

Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2013 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan

Joey Logano buzzed past a fuel-less Mark Martin for the lead with four laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for Logano, who moved to Penske Racing from Joe Gibbs Racing, for the 2013 season. It came [...]

Logano On Pole At MIS
Friday, 16 Aug, 2013 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Logano On Pole At MIS

Joey Logano on Friday edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, the 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The Penske Racing driver’s pole winning laps was at a Michigan International Speedway  track record 203.695 mph and was the sixth of Logano’s career, his first at Michigan, his first [...]