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Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]

NASCAR Reinstates Allmendinger
Tuesday, 18 Sep, 2012 – 15:21 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reinstates Allmendinger

NASCAR has reinstated driver AJ Allmendinger upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program.
Allmendinger had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on July 24 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
Prior to his suspension, Allmendinger had been driving the No. 22 Dodge for Penske Racing. After failing his drug test, [...]

Keselowski Kicks Off Chase With Win In Joliet
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 16:09 | Comments Off
Keselowski Kicks Off Chase With Win In Joliet

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Brad Keselowski passed then – leader Jimmie Johnson during the final series of pit stops and went on to win the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
The Penske Racing driver will head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second playoff race with the points lead [...]

Johnson To Start Chase From The Front Of Field
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Johnson To Start Chase From The Front Of Field

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Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson will start the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway after covering the 1.5-mile distance in 29.530 seconds (182.865 mph) and waited for the rest of the field to try to knock him off the [...]

Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
LEAWOOD, Kan. – Ty Norris’s tone shifted noticeably toward serious when the conversation shifted toward Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr.’s victory total since joining Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2010 season.
Norris, MWR’s general manager, made it clear that it was not zero victories that have defined Truex’s time with [...]

Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off
Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Racing thoughts from the last week or so:
Quick: Who won the race at Richmond?
The point: Probably the most irrelevant person in racing every year is the driver who wins the Sprint Cup race at Richmond in September. Unless, of course, that driver needed the win to get into the Chase; [...]

Gordon: Richmond Was A Defining Moment
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Gordon: Richmond Was A Defining Moment

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday in Phoenix, the sky was the color of gun metal; a rainy, overcast day in the Valley of the Sun. To look at Jeff Gordon, a welcome visitor thanks to a dramatic drive Saturday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, you would have thought it was [...]

Waltrip Racing Becomes One Of NASCAR’s Big Boy Teams
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
Waltrip Racing Becomes One Of NASCAR’s Big Boy Teams

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. –  Five years ago Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for the September race at Richmond International Raceway. In the wee hours of Sunday morning 2012 one of his Toyotas sat in victory lane with Clint Bowyer and two of his three teams had qualified for the Sprint Cup [...]

Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Jeff Gordon never knew where Kyle Busch was in the running order throughout Saturday’s rain-plagued Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International; crew chief Alan Gustafson simply told him who he needed to pass.
With 10 laps to go Gustafson became animated on the radio, emphasizing to [...]

Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 21:15 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done

RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. says parting ways with Tony Eury Sr., who was JR Motorsports’ competition director and a crew chief, was a “difficult decision that we had to make.”
“As a company, we just felt like we wanted to make some changes and I was telling Jeff [Gordon] earlier that the environment for [...]