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Chase Blues: Gordon Wrecks, Edwards Explodes At Texas
Sunday, 3 Nov, 2013 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Chase Blues: Gordon Wrecks, Edwards Explodes At Texas

It appears that Jeff Gordon’s pursuit of a fifth career Sprint Cup championship is over for the time being.
Also over is Carl Edwards’ bid to win his first championship.
Gordon, who had moved to third in this year’s Chase with a victory last weekend in Martinsville, wrecked early in Sunday’s event at Texas Motor Speedway.
The trouble [...]

After Homestead, The Future’s Uncertain For Burton
Sunday, 3 Nov, 2013 – 8:55 | Comments Off
After Homestead, The Future’s Uncertain For Burton

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – The driver who won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway may be competing on the 1.5-mile quad-oval for the last time Sunday afternoon. But as daylight fades into dusk during the AAA Texas 500, Jeff Burton won’t be turning his back [...]

Notes: Mistakes Will Separate Contenders In 2013 Chase
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 19:58 | Comments Off
Notes: Mistakes Will Separate Contenders In 2013 Chase

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, the top two drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, will shadow one another when the green flag waves over Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Five-time Cup champion Johnson will roll off third for Sunday’s 334-lap event. Matt Kenseth will line [...]

Edwards On Pole At TMS
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Edwards On Pole At TMS

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With chances for a Sprint Cup championship all but over, Carl Edwards hustled his way to the pole for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Edwards – 10th in the 13-driver Chase and 76 points behind the leaders – beat out fellow Ford driver, Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing, in [...]

Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It was an unscripted moment that spoke volumes about the respectful rivalry simmering between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Deadlocked in points heading into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kenseth was asked Friday morning if he knew “what [...]

Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 10:04 | One Comment
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row

As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed [...]

October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 9:05 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
Sunday, 27 Oct, 2013 – 16:34 | One Comment
Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 [...]

Brian Vickers Talks About Clot, Return To Racing
Sunday, 27 Oct, 2013 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Brian Vickers Talks About Clot, Return To Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers said Sunday the blood clot that has sidelined him for the rest of the season was caused by a protective boot he wore for 1 ½ months after suffering a mid-foot sprain in a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway in [...]

Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 18:11 | 2 Comments
Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Turns out that Kevin Harvick’s decision to part ways with Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current Sprint Cup season was not totally based on getting a too-good-to-refuse offer from Stewart-Haas Racing. Seems Harvick is not real crazy about his current team owner’s grandchildren.
This became evident after Saturday’s [...]