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Johnson Wins Pole At Texas
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Pole At Texas

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Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 with a lap around Texas Motor Speedway in 28.261 seconds.
Johnson edged Greg Biffle (190.382 mph) by .103 seconds.
The pole was Johnson’s first at the 1.5-mile track, his fourth of the season and the 29th of his career. The 20th driver to [...]

Danica Ready To Settle Down After ‘Standing Up’
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 10:38 | 4 Comments
Danica Ready To Settle Down After ‘Standing Up’

FORT WORTH, Texas – Danica Patrick will huddle-up with crew chief/mentor Tony Gibson for the first time Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where her new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief likely will address a lingering issue.
That would be Mr. Landon Cassill, the Cup driver who became a YouTube curiosity when Patrick sent him [...]

Keselowski Stays Out Too Late In Martinsville
Monday, 29 Oct, 2012 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Keselowski Stays Out Too Late In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With 25 laps remaining in Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Brad Keselowski asked crew chief Paul Wolfe to let him make the call on whether to pit. Wolfe obliged and Keselowski stayed on the tough, half-mile track.
However, the Penske Racing driver and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were the only [...]

Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead

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Jimmie Johnson edged closer to winning a sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday when he won the 500-lap race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the fourth of the season – and first in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship – for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.
It allowed him to move to the top of [...]

Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Ryan Newman and Matt Borland first appeared on the NASCAR scene more than a decade ago they produced an on-track magic that caused nightmares for their competitors.
In five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons they totaled 12 victories, 37 poles, 52 top-5s and 83 top-10s. Newman became the second rookie to win the [...]

Johnson: Drivers ‘Wired’ To Make Iffy Decisions
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 7:03 | Comments Off
Johnson: Drivers ‘Wired’ To Make Iffy Decisions

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Friday he believes a change is coming in how NASCAR deals with drivers that may have a concussion.
“We know that a series of concussions within a short period of time is very dangerous and we need to keep our sport safe,” [...]

Johnson To Start Martinsville From Pole
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Johnson To Start Martinsville From Pole

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With a lap at 97.598 mph in Friday afternoon’s time trials at the .526-mile short track, Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500.
Johnson will start 31 positions ahead of Chase leader Brad Keselowski, who qualified 32nd at 96.015 mph. In winning his third Coors light pole award at Martinsville, Johnson edged [...]

Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers has a nine-race NASCAR Sprint Cup deal with Michael Waltrip Racing for 2013, but the North Carolina driver said Friday he’s open-minded about driving for teams in other series.
This year Vickers has competed in seven Sprint Cup races for MWR and has piloted a Ferrari in selected events in the [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Sees The Light After Suffering Injury
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Sees The Light After Suffering Injury

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday his experience the last two weeks has changed his approach to dealing with concussions and if he has symptoms in the future he will be more responsible about dealing with them.
“I can understand people’s opinions that they would want to try [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return
Tuesday, 23 Oct, 2012 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to return to racing, Hendrick Motorsports officials said Tuesday.
Since being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala., Earnhardt has participated in a rehabilitation program directed by Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. Throughout the process, Petty consulted with Dr. Micky Collins, director of the University [...]