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Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
Thursday, 22 Nov, 2012 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 13:07 | 2 Comments
Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those documenting the retreat of NASCAR as a major American exhibition-sport attraction can scratch “dull champion” off their lists of reasons-why. In Brad Keselowski, NASCAR appears to have found its Tiger Woods – pre pathetic public meltdown, that is.
Now comes the part where we all find out if having a [...]

Q & A: A Winning Press Conference
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 21:42 | Comments Off
Q & A: A Winning Press Conference

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The following is the complete, unedited transcript from the post-race press conference with 2012 champion Brad Keselowski, team owner Roger Penske and crew chief Paul Wolfe:
ROGER PENSKE: First I want to thank the media and obviously all the fans that turn out for these races for 38, 39 weekends around the country and all [...]

Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 18:14 | Comments Off
Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Those who thought that Brad Keselowski would crack in the season-ending Sprint Cup race and somehow blow the 20-point lead he possessed when the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway started on Sunday, whiffed.
Instead, it was five-time  champion Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team that succumbed to the pressures as late-race [...]

The Future Will Push The Past Aside Today
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 10:19 | Comments Off
The Future Will Push The Past Aside Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jimmie Johnson insisted Thursday that he just has this feeling that somehow, some way, he will win his sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday. Can’t explain it, he said.
Over in a publishing plant in Olathe, Kan., NASCAR guys this week were saying the same thing: Johnson picks up where he [...]

Kenseth Takes Last Look At Career With Roush
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 9:01 | 7 Comments
Kenseth Takes Last Look At Career With Roush

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Only Mark Martin’s departure from Roush Fenway Racing in 2006 has stirred more memories and emotions than the impending conclusion of Matt Kenseth’s tenure from the House that Jack Built.
Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be Kenseth’s career 472nd and last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start [...]

France Dishes On Dirt, New Cars, Tweets, More
Saturday, 17 Nov, 2012 – 18:42 | Comments Off
France Dishes On Dirt, New Cars, Tweets, More

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s “cool factor,” its Gen 6 race car and the quality of racing were among myriad topics discussed by chairman/CEO Brian Z. France and Steve O’Donnell, the sanctioning body’s vice president of racing operations, during a press conference Saturday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Here is the complete transcript of what has [...]

Logano Wins Pole; Keselowski To Start Third At Homestead
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Pole; Keselowski To Start Third At Homestead

Joey Logano may have knocked Brad Keselowski off the front row in Friday’s time trails at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but points leader Keselowski will still start ahead of Jimmie Johnson.
The last of 47 drivers to make a qualifying attempt, Logano circled the South Florida track in 30.672 seconds (176.056 mph) to claim the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Emotions Run High At HMS Press Conference
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 17:55 | 2 Comments
Emotions Run High At HMS Press Conference

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – There was plenty of drama in a packed media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday afternoon as Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick discussed the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s retaliation against Clint Bowyer at the conclusion of last week’s race in Phoenix.
Gordon, who said he [...]

Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career

Andy Petree grew up in North Carolina, the cradle of NASCAR. When he talks about “the sport,” he means stock car racing. One of those who always found a way to get into the grandstands to watch the Winston Cup races during his youth, Petree now calls the Sprint Cup races like he sees them [...]