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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 [...]

Newman Keeping It Cool On Hot Atlanta Friday
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 19:51 | 2 Comments
Newman Keeping It Cool On Hot Atlanta Friday

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 first of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part Two and Three)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 15:29 | Comments Off
EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday that 21-year-old Kyle Larson will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team co-owner Chip Ganassi called Larson, who is a rookie in the Nationwide Series this year, a “special talent”.
Asked how special, Ganassi said, “Believe me, I’ve seen my [...]

When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2013 – 16:27 | Comments Off
When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart wanted a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing just not in 2014, but team co-owner Gene Haas felt he had to make the move now in order to add Kurt Busch to the organization’s driver roster.
“I’ve talked to Kurt Busch over the years. He’s been kind [...]

Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
Monday, 26 Aug, 2013 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s August race should be one of the 10 Chase races, not before it, says Kurt Busch and after Saturday’s 500-lap race most of those vying for a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs would probably agree.
By the time the checkered flag waved, Matt Kenseth had [...]

Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Monday, 26 Aug, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol
Saturday, 24 Aug, 2013 – 21:56 | Comments Off
Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol

Matt Kenseth broke out of a mini-slump Saturday night and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, but it gave him just his first top-12 finish in a month.
“I hope we’re back,” Kenseth, who led 149 of 500 [...]

Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing
Saturday, 24 Aug, 2013 – 17:47 | One Comment
Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin, who earned the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, says the last nine races have been the worst of his career and now he must be a guinea pig for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
Since Michigan in June Hamlin has [...]

Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol

Slumping Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
With a lap at 128.969 mph (14.878 seconds), Hamlin edged Kurt Busch (128.770 mph) for the top starting spot in Friday’s time trials for the 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The pole was Hamlin’s [...]

Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin said Friday Michael Waltrip Racing’s announcement 10 days ago that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full time in 2014 opened the door for him to join Stewart-Haas Racing for the season’s remainder, but Martin’s move won’t provide Vickers with the benefits he expected.
Instead of getting a head start [...]