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Hamlin Cleared To Drive
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin has received medical clearance to return to on-track activity beginning with this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota.
Hamlin was injured during an accident at Auto Club Speedway and has missed the past four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races while recovering.
Exact [...]

It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 10:22 | Comments Off
It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]

Panel Nixes Penske Appeal
Wednesday, 1 May, 2013 – 16:27 | Comments Off
Panel Nixes Penske Appeal

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The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday upheld all penalties which NASCAR levied against Penske Racing.
The Panel heard almost six hours of testimony at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C.
Penske said plans to appeal today’s decision to John Middlebrook, the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer.
The penalties concern Sections 12-1: Actions [...]

Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season
Saturday, 27 Apr, 2013 – 22:36 | Comments Off
Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season

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Kevin Harvick broke free shortly after the green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for Harvick.
Finishing second was Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing while Joey Logano of Penske Racing was third.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to have [...]

Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’

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Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Kenseth On Pole at Richmond
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole at Richmond

Matt Kenseth, who was slammed with penalties by NASCAR this week, responded by winning the pole Friday for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
With a track-record run at 130.334 mph (20.716 seconds), Kenseth edged Brian Vickers (130.303 mph), subbing for injured Denny Hamlin for the third straight week, by .005 seconds.
Kenseth will [...]

Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’
Thursday, 25 Apr, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’

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Earlier this week, NASCAR came down hard on Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup team. The series imposed penalties and fines on Kenseth.
The penalties stemmed from a post-race inspection after he STP 400 at Kansas Speedway that yielded a piston rod which was not up to spec.
Kenseth won the race, but at [...]

Kurt Busch Turns Into Superman For A Day
Thursday, 25 Apr, 2013 – 7:47 | One Comment
Kurt Busch Turns Into Superman For A Day

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch admittedly found himself operating on “information overload” while hot-lapping in an Australian V8 Supercar at Circuit of The Americas.
The 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, Busch swapped rides with 2010 Supercar champion James Courtney Tuesday during a promotion for the inaugural appearance of the Australian production [...]

Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR
Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2013 – 12:15 | 5 Comments
Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR officials have slammed Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team with major penalties as a result of rules violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the series’ Research and Development Center.
The violations appear to be connect to use of an illegal piston rod.
Toyota Racing Development officials [...]

Bad Brad Terrific At Keeping His Head On Race Day
Monday, 22 Apr, 2013 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Bad Brad Terrific At Keeping His Head On Race Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Penske Racing vice president Walt Czarnecki took a half-circle inspection tour around Brad Keselowski’s race car as it was about to be loaded into the team hauler following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. What was left of the car, any way.
Kind of apropos he [...]