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Gordon Wins Pole At RIR
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Gordon Wins Pole At RIR

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Jeff Gordon, in need of something good to happen if he is going to make the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole Friday for Saturday’s race  – the final race before the start of the Chase – at Richmond International Raceway.
Kurt Busch, who is very much challenging Gordon for the 10th and final Chase berth [...]

NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 11:41 | Comments Off
NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country

NASHVILLE – At one time, stock car racing and country music went together like biscuits and gravy, but in recent years NASCAR has tended to sop its biscuits in the spicier sauces of rock music.
That’s why traditionalists – both of racing and country music – welcomed the announcement that Gretchen Wilson will be involved in [...]

Gordon In Need Of Another Big Night In Richmond
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Gordon In Need Of Another Big Night In Richmond

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Momentum and its importance is an oft debated subject in sports. And a fairly predictable debate, also, as those who have momentum extoll its virtues while those don’t have it give it the double pooh.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is lining up on the extolling side this week as he attempts [...]

Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2013 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car

Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, announced Wednesday that he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.
The native of South Boston, Va., has won four of his 21 NSCS victories with the team. [...]

Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy
Tuesday, 3 Sep, 2013 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – An upbeat Tony Stewart said Tuesday he would return to the cockpit of his No. 14 Chevrolet for the Daytona 500, but admitted a tremendous amount of therapy lay ahead of him before he could resume his passion – driving a race car.
“If it [injury] had happened [...]

Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 22:23 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta

Kyle Busch came on strong over the final 40 laps of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and went on to post his fourth victory of the season.
The victory was the second in the last four races for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at the Watkins Glen International [...]

Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 18:52 | One Comment
Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the third installment in a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part One and Two)
HAMPTON, Ga. [...]

Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 9:53 | One Comment
Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Even with just two races to go until the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, there are still a large handful of berth-earning scenarios. That, thanks to tight points races and, of course, the wild card provision.
But it’s also easy to identify the drivers who could semi-accurately [...]

Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2013 – 18:20 | One Comment
Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the second of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click  for part one and three.)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Stenhouse Wins First Cup Pole
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Wins First Cup Pole

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Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse who big speed at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning the pole for the Advocare 500 Sprint Cup race with a lap at 189.688 mph on Friday.
Navigating the 1.54-mile intermediate track in 29.227 seconds, the Roush Fenway Racing driver knocked teammate Carl Edwards (189.021 mph) off the provisional pole late in the [...]