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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 [...]

Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 13:24 | 5 Comments
Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Jimmie Johnson’s mini-slump is over.
After finishing the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season with four straight clunkers – 40, 36, 28, 40 – the five time series champion is back in the groove with a fifth-place finish in the opening event of the 10-race Chase for the championship.
Going [...]

Martin Truex Jr. Filling Role Of Innocent Bystander
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 20:16 | One Comment
Martin Truex Jr. Filling Role Of Innocent Bystander

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Martin Truex Jr. suddenly finds himself in a limbo created by the mistakes of others.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver turned out to be an innocent victim of the team’s manipulation of the finish at the Richmond race two weeks ago.
The key result of NASCAR coming down hard [...]

Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 20:09 | 2 Comments
Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team

LOUDON, N.H. – Michael Waltrip has faced difficult days before in his racing career. This time is different, though.
This time, longtime sponsor NAPA decided to break off its relationship with Michael Waltrip Racing, leaving the team facing 2014 with no primary sponsor for the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr.
NAPA has been with Waltrip [...]

Ryan Newman Speeds To P1 In New Hampshire
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 17:11 | One Comment
Ryan Newman Speeds To P1 In New Hampshire

Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman, told earlier this year that he would not be rehired by SHR and who will driver for Richard Childress Racing next year, won the pole for race No. 2 of the Chase with a track-record lap at [...]

NAPA Dumps Waltrip; Cites ‘Actions’ At Richmond
Thursday, 19 Sep, 2013 – 10:35 | 4 Comments
NAPA Dumps Waltrip; Cites ‘Actions’ At Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NAPA auto parts supplier, a long-time sponsor of Michael Waltrip Racing, announced Thursday that it will part company with the NASCAR team following the 2013 season.
The reason, according to a statement released by NAPA on its Facebook page, is events which happened at Richmond International Raceway two weeks ago.
The statement [...]