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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 [...]

Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014
Monday, 16 Sep, 2013 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.
Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia. [...]

Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 18:46 | 2 Comments
Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
With the deal to hire Kurt Busch in place, with a proven crew chief already in the fold, and with team confidence at apogee, Furniture Row Racing general Manager Joe Garone could not wait for the 2013 Sprint Cup season to start.
But then came a comment from his boss, and [...]

Flat Spot On: What Would Earnhardt Do?
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 16:24 | 5 Comments
Flat Spot On: What Would Earnhardt Do?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tweet me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we living in the age of the Celebrity Industrial Complex?
So it makes me wonder why sports stars such as Clint Bowyer would be so dull as to think any move they make isn’t watched and recorded carefully, if not obsessively? (This is particularly [...]

NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 13:21 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions

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NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will [...]

Penalized Penske Wins Front Row At Chicagoland
Friday, 13 Sep, 2013 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Penalized Penske Wins Front Row At Chicagoland

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Less than three hours after NASCAR placed the organization on probation for alleged collusion last Saturday at Richmond, Penske Racing  drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski qualified 1-2 for Sunday’s GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the expanded Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Logano, who streaked around the 1.5-mile track in 28.509 [...]

NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase
Friday, 13 Sep, 2013 – 15:02 | 34 Comments
NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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JOLIET, Ill. – In a surreal moment, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon will be added to this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, which begins with the Geico 400 here on Sunday.
“We’ve decided that, due to the totality of the events [...]

NASCAR Continues To Discuss Adding Gordon
Friday, 13 Sep, 2013 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Continues To Discuss Adding Gordon

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
JOLIET, Ill. – Speculation continues to mount that NASCAR will add Jeff Gordon to the field of drivers in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
As practice got underway shortly at noon for Sunday’s Geico 400, there were numerous reports circulating that NASCAR officials were huddling here at Chicagoland [...]