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Aussie Ambrose Is A Triple Threat At Watkins Glen
Monday, 12 Aug, 2013 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Aussie Ambrose Is A Triple Threat At Watkins Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His tenure Down Under has served Marcos Ambrose particularly well in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where a bit of NASCAR history beckons the native Australian at Watkins Glen International.
Ambrose is working on a two-race Sprint Cup Series winning streak heading into Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The [...]

Kyle Busch Holds On To Win At Watkins Glen
Sunday, 11 Aug, 2013 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds On To Win At Watkins Glen

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Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski through a three late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third of the season and second at The Glen. Busch led the final 29 laps of the race.
Martin Truex Jr. of [...]

Ambrose On Pole At The Glen
Saturday, 10 Aug, 2013 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Ambrose On Pole At The Glen

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Marcos Ambrose took a giant step toward winning his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday by winning the pole for Sunday’s event on Saturday.
The only driver to exceed 128 mph in Saturday’s time trials at the 2.45-mile road course, the Richard Petty Racing driver clocked a track-record 68.777 [...]

Drivers On Stewart’s Moonlighting: Bully For Him
Friday, 9 Aug, 2013 – 21:46 | One Comment
Drivers On Stewart’s Moonlighting: Bully For Him

On Friday morning at Watkins Glen International, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a few minutes talking about that day in 2004 when he found himself stuck in a burning Corvette that he had crashed during a morning warmup session for a sports car race at the Sonoma road course.
He spent those minutes talking about it because [...]

Stewart’s Cup Absence Could Be A Lengthy One
Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2013 – 13:24 | One Comment
Stewart’s Cup Absence Could Be A Lengthy One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said that driver Tony Stewart will be out of action for weeks, but he does know exactly how many weeks.
Zipadelli participated in a teleconference with the media on Wednesday and his message was that there is plenty of hope about the three-time Sprint [...]

Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart
Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2013 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart

A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]

Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen
Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013 – 7:51 | One Comment
Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sprint Cup driver/team owner Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg when he crashed while racing in a 360 sprint car race in Iowa Monday night. He will miss this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen road course.
Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Max Papis will driver Stewart’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas [...]

Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 23:33 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono

Kasey Kahne passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead after a restart with two laps to go and  took the checkered flag at Pocono Raceway in the GoBowling.com 400.
The victory was the 16th of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career. More importantly, it was the second of his season and moved him to eighth place [...]

Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Johnson Claims Pocono Pole

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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.
The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. [...]

Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase

LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers [...]