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Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 18:52 | One Comment
Race Day Not All R and R For Ryan Newman

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(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 third installment in a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part One and Two)
HAMPTON, Ga. [...]

Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 9:53 | One Comment
Atlanta: Where Chase To The Chase Gets Serious

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Even with just two races to go until the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, there are still a large handful of berth-earning scenarios. That, thanks to tight points races and, of course, the wild card provision.
But it’s also easy to identify the drivers who could semi-accurately [...]

Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2013 – 18:20 | One Comment
Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(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 second of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click  for part one and three.)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

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
RacinToday.com
(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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]