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NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions
Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 – 18:50 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions

NASCAR announced Monday penalties to three teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race [...]

The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 18:31 | One Comment
The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski will head to South Florida for the final race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship next weekend needing just to stay out of trouble to win his first NASCAR championship. That is, Keselowski will just need to do what Jimmie Johnson could not do during Sunday’s [...]

Busch Earns Pole at Phoenix
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 21:13 | Comments Off
Busch Earns Pole at Phoenix

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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway at record pace Friday afternoon.
Busch toured the one-mile track in 25.943 seconds (138.766 mph), edging Martin Truex Jr. (138.217 mph) for the top starting spot in Sunday’s AdvoCare 500. The Coors Light Pole award was Busch’s second of the season, [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 20:52 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Keeping with the week’s theme where nearly everyone made a prediction on who would win Tuesday’s presidential campaign, Dale Earnhardt Jr. put on his prognostication hat Friday at Phoenix International Raceway and cast his vote on who will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
The two candidates are [...]

Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two
Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two

PHOENIX, Ariz. – By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix, he thought he would be rising up the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup leaderboard.
Hamlin instead has gone backward, free-falling from No. 3 and 20 points back in the Chase to No. 7, 73 points behind series leader Jimmie Johnson entering Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 [...]

Two To Go: Chase Is Taking On A Testy Sizzle
Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2012 – 8:28 | Comments Off
Two To Go: Chase Is Taking On A Testy Sizzle

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – A line of respect between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson was drawn on Lap 327 of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where “Bad Brad” reiterated that as NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup begins to heat-up, he won’t back down.
Befitting his status as [...]

A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie
Tuesday, 6 Nov, 2012 – 11:52 | Comments Off
A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Who knows which moment or race or Chase will end up defining Jimmie Johnson’s driving career: The guy looks capable of having one of the longest periods of peak performance in all of sports history.
But a candidate for Johnson’s defining moment has emerged this fall. His run to and through [...]

Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas

Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the first lap of a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Keselowski, who started the race – the eighth of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff – two points behind leader [...]

Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]

Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble

FORT WORTH, Texas – Clint Bowyer concedes that, yes, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver’s championship.
“Same old Chase. Same races, same racetracks and same guy (Johnson) you’re trying to beat for the championship,” said Bowyer, referring to NASCAR’s 10-event/12-driver playoff. “It’s damn sure the same Chase. But [...]