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Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Penalties issued to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth were scaled back significantly by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday.
Almost every penalty issued to the team was rescinded or reduced.
The penalties were issued after Kenseth’s Kansas Speedway race-winning car was found to have [...]

Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega
Monday, 6 May, 2013 – 9:46 | One Comment
Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talladega Superspeedway, some say, is haunted. Seriously. Competitors and even track workers have been known to see things that aren’t there and hear things that don’t make sounds around the place that is said to be built on ground deemed scared by Native Americans.
And to be sure, things which defy [...]

Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race
Sunday, 5 May, 2013 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race

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David Ragan was the surprise winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed, wreck-marred Aarons 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ragan took the lead on the lead on the final lap and got his first Talladega victory.
His Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland was second.
Third was Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing. Rounding out the top five [...]

Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car

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Kurt Busch will test a Chevrolet-powered Andretti Autosport Indy car Thursday morning, May 9, just two days before IMS officially opens for practice for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Andretti Autosport team owner and IMS legend Michael Andretti will be on hand to provide driver coaching and assist in getting Busch up to speed [...]

Hamlin Cleared To Drive
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin has received medical clearance to return to on-track activity beginning with this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota.
Hamlin was injured during an accident at Auto Club Speedway and has missed the past four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races while recovering.
Exact [...]

It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 10:22 | Comments Off
It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]

Panel Nixes Penske Appeal
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 – 16:27 | Comments Off
Panel Nixes Penske Appeal

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The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday upheld all penalties which NASCAR levied against Penske Racing.
The Panel heard almost six hours of testimony at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C.
Penske said plans to appeal today’s decision to John Middlebrook, the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer.
The penalties concern Sections 12-1: Actions [...]

Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season
Saturday, 27 Apr, 2013 – 22:36 | Comments Off
Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season

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Kevin Harvick broke free shortly after the green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for Harvick.
Finishing second was Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing while Joey Logano of Penske Racing was third.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to have [...]

Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’

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Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Kenseth On Pole at Richmond
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole at Richmond

Matt Kenseth, who was slammed with penalties by NASCAR this week, responded by winning the pole Friday for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
With a track-record run at 130.334 mph (20.716 seconds), Kenseth edged Brian Vickers (130.303 mph), subbing for injured Denny Hamlin for the third straight week, by .005 seconds.
Kenseth will [...]