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Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
Monday, 2 Dec, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]

Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
Thursday, 28 Nov, 2013 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time [...]

Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
Monday, 25 Nov, 2013 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame

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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence [...]

Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6
Saturday, 23 Nov, 2013 – 10:14 | One Comment
Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 Sprint Cup Championship had a familiar look and feel to it. It was much like his first five. But championship No. 6 did have a different sound to it.
As he unbuckled, unhooked and squeezed from his car after the season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, [...]

Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth [...]

Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
Tuesday, 19 Nov, 2013 – 8:14 | One Comment
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds [...]

Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
Monday, 18 Nov, 2013 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing [...]

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 [...]