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Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Could Denny Hamlin be headed for more trouble with NASCAR officials as a result of a statement he made on Friday at Auto Club Speedway?
The statement was, after all, as potentially damaging to Sprint Cup’s Gen-6 car public relations campaign as was the statement which resulted in Hamlin being issued [...]

Hamlin Survives Engine Woes To Win Pole
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Hamlin Survives Engine Woes To Win Pole

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Denny Hamlin edged Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle and Keselowski, however, will start the race from the back of the field as they were forced to change engines before the qualifying session.
Overcoming an early draw, Hamlin toured the two-mile track in [...]

Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record
Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013 – 8:28 | 2 Comments
Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Warner Hodgdon, a promiment developer from San Bernardino, Calif., passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 following several weeks of declining health. It’s only fitting that NASCAR rolls into neighboring Fontana, Calif. this weekend for activities at Auto Club Speedway.
Thirty years ago, Hodgdon’s name was synonymous with the most-famous racing [...]

Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol

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Kasey Kahne got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway by winning in Sunday’s Food City 500.
He got the win by pulling away from the field on the final laps.
“I don’t think I had anything for Kasey. I’m not sure anyone did,” said Kyle Busch, who finished second after dominating much of [...]

Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie [...]

Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol

Kyle Busch took the pole  for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch was the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their qualifying lap.
Busch, no stranger to victory lane at Bristol, captured the pole with a lap 129.535 mph (14.813 seconds) in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs [...]

Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 16:08 | One Comment
Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a hastily-scheduled press conference, Denny Hamlin met with reporters behind his Joe Gibbs Racing team hauler just after 2 p.m. on Friday to discuss the $25,000 fine imposed against him by NASCAR.
Hamlin, who refused to pay the fine, announced on Thursday that he won’t appeal the [...]

‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing
Sunday, 10 Mar, 2013 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing

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Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne in a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish Sunday to win the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The win is Kenseth’s first in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as he moved to the team following the 2012 season.
“I just knew it,” he said. “I just [...]

Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR
Friday, 8 Mar, 2013 – 9:15 | 3 Comments
Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In light of NASCAR’s $25,000 fine imposed on Denny Hamlin for his mild criticism of the Generation-6 race car and the kind of racing it produced at Phoenix last week, racing that saw Carl Edwards lead the final 78 laps without a serious challenge and others complaining about the difficulty of [...]