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Junior Still Bigger Than The Big One At Talladega
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 17:28 | 2 Comments
Junior Still Bigger Than The Big One At Talladega

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Each time the gates swing open at Talladega Superspeedway in east central Alabama, there’s little doubt who the fans that pack this mammoth track will be rooting for on race days.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been mired in a slump for the past seven years when it comes [...]

Harvick Is Exploding, Not Imploding, In Chase
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Harvick Is Exploding, Not Imploding, In Chase

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – OK, raise your hand if before the season you penciled Kevin Harvick in the No. 3 position with only five remaining races in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Who would have dared envision Harvick, who announced at last season’s November race [...]

RPM’s Parrott Suspended
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 16:01 | Comments Off
RPM’s Parrott Suspended

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NASCAR announced Thursday afternoon that Todd Parrott, crew chief for the No. 42 Sprint Cup car of Richard Petty Motorsports, has been indefinitely suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy.
On Oct. 17, Parrott was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance [...]

Sadler Takes Vickers’ Seat At MWR
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Sadler Takes Vickers’ Seat At MWR

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 car in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a [...]

Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch and his enigmatic personality will be running full-bore – from farcical reincarnation of Ricky Bobby to staunch supporter of America’s wounded troops – during his final five starts with Furniture Row Racing.
It’s been NASCAR’s version of a shotgun marriage, one that has re-invented and re-branded driver and team.
“I [...]

Truex Victim Of Scandal Fallout
Tuesday, 15 Oct, 2013 – 20:28 | One Comment
Truex Victim Of Scandal Fallout

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Martin Truex Jr. is not part of the “reorganization” announced by Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as the team continues to deal with the fallout from a cheating scandal preceding the current Chase for the Championship.
MWR announced Monday it will downsize from three to [...]

NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule
Tuesday, 15 Oct, 2013 – 10:47 | One Comment
NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With the big move concerning the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule have already been made – Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway swap spring dates – Tuesday’s official unveiling of the calendar was pretty uneventful.
The only other change is to the spring date at Texas, which will be Sunday afternoon April 6 [...]

Waltrip’s Vickers To Sit Out Rest of Season
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Waltrip’s Vickers To Sit Out Rest of Season

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Michael Waltrip Racing learned today that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.
Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after a Monday morning examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in his calf [...]

Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 9:22 | 2 Comments
Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A NASCAR test scheduled for Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway will deal with various aerodynamic devices on Sprint Cup cars in an effort to find a configuration that will eliminate aero push, thus allowing for easier passing and side-by-side racing during an event.
Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s vice president [...]

Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the [...]