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Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
Thursday, 3 Oct, 2013 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The [...]

Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2013 – 5:32 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes

Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – [...]

For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember
Tuesday, 1 Oct, 2013 – 13:15 | One Comment
For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of weeks ago during a eat-and-schmooze at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch was asked what was then the mandatory question du jour. It was the question about the blemish-to-the-sport incidents which occurred at Richmond in the final non-playoff race of the year.
Busch gave an answer that was pure Busch. [...]

Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens
Sunday, 29 Sep, 2013 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens

Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way and captured race No. 3 of the Series’ 10-race playoff.
The victory was Johnson’s first of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and the loss [...]

Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2013 – 18:02 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Top Ten Tweets from the first two weeks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:
1. Matt Kenseth is threatening to make the Chase boring by winning too much. (Poor guy still gets credit for creating the need for the Chase format after NOT winning enough in 2003 when the [...]

Reminder: Auto Racing Is Not Stick-And-Ball
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2013 – 8:29 | 2 Comments
Reminder: Auto Racing Is Not Stick-And-Ball

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Auto racing has been around like, what,  more than a hundred years, right? Yet there are still people in media centers at race tracks who can’t quite get the basics of the sport nailed. How else to explain some of the questions that are asked of drivers and teams.
Like the [...]

Earnhardt Claims Pole At Dover
Friday, 27 Sep, 2013 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Claims Pole At Dover

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole Friday for Sunday’s AAA 400, the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Earnhardt’s fast lap at the Dover mile was clocked in 22.243 seconds (161.849 mph) and was a track record.
Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Chase races this year, was second fastest – .006 [...]

Texas-Sized Changes Announced For TMS
Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Texas-Sized Changes Announced For TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans attending NASCAR and INDYCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014 invariably will find themselves locked in a stare-down with Big Hoss TV, a “monumental” addition to Eddie Gossage’s No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus.
“Big Hoss is unquestionably the biggest, baddest big-screen in the world. Not [...]

NASCAR’s Kyle Busch Wins Third-Quarter DOTY Award
Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013 – 8:06 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s Kyle Busch Wins Third-Quarter DOTY Award

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NASCAR’s Kyle Busch has been voted the third-quarter winner of the Driver of the Year award it was announced Wednesday.
Busch, 28, was a winner in all three of NASCAR’s top national series over the summer. He had two wins in the Sprint Cup, three in Nationwide and one in Camping World Trucks.
He beat out sprint [...]

Chase Is A Win, Win Situation For JGR’s Kenseth
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 16:14 | One Comment
Chase Is A Win, Win Situation For JGR’s Kenseth

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – When Matt Kenseth won the championship in NASCAR’s top series in 2003 he was criticized for running away with the title with consistent finishes that included only one victory.
That less-than-exciting championship run helped NASCAR decide it was time to change the way the Sprint Cup was [...]