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Kurt Busch’s Best Attributes Are On Display In ‘13
Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2013 – 14:46 | 5 Comments
Kurt Busch’s Best Attributes Are On Display In ‘13

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fans have always thought Kurt Busch to be a punk. Media members seldom enjoy interviewing him. Sponsors have thought of him as poison. Peers have called him out in public and in private: One even made fun of his looks. But finding somebody to criticize his driving talent is a [...]

Jimmie Johnson Completes The Sweep In Daytona
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 2:05 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Completes The Sweep In Daytona

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Jimmie Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first Sprint Cup season-sweep at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982.
Johnson’s victory Saturday night comes four and a half months after he won the season-opening Daytona 500 at DIS.
Not [...]

Kyle Busch Fastest Qualifier at DIS
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Fastest Qualifier at DIS

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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch toured the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 46.458 seconds (193.723 mph) to win his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at Daytona and the 13th of his career. Never before had Busch won more than two [...]

Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will hold the 2013 version of the race that at one time, had the perfect name – the Firecracker 400. Held on the Fourth of July, way down South, sand clinging sweat-stickied skin, loud un-muffled V-8s. Perfect.
Just not profitable enough – the name [...]

Danica, Team Hoping To Restart The Beach Party
Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013 – 9:57 | 2 Comments
Danica, Team Hoping To Restart The Beach Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Reasons to party hearty have been few for Danica Patrick, her team and her fans to this point in her first full season in Sprint Cup.
This coming weekend, however, Patrick and her Stewart Haas Racing team will return to the scene of what, by far, provided them with most party-rific [...]

Kenseth Picks Up Fourth Win Of The Season
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Kenseth Picks Up Fourth Win Of The Season

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Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
Kenseth, who got the lead by taking no tires during a pit stop on Lap 242, collected the 28th victory of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.
Jimmie Johnson, who had dominated the race, spun 20 laps from the [...]

Kentucky Rain: Sprint Cup Race Postponed
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 6:36 | Comments Off
Kentucky Rain: Sprint Cup Race Postponed

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Heavy rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. The race is rescheduled to start Sunday at noon. TNT will carry the broadcast.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole Sunday – or whenever the race actually beings as Sunday’s forecast is for more rain.
Friday [...]

Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta
Friday, 28 Jun, 2013 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Earnhardt won the pole at the 1.5-mile oval with a track-record lap at 183.636 mph. He knocked Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson off the top spot before Carl Edwards knocked Johnson off the front row.
Johnson was followed by 2011 [...]

Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week
Friday, 28 Jun, 2013 – 15:48 | 6 Comments
Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Like, ouch.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, [...]

Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]