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Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 16:06 | 3 Comments
Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski admits he lobbied for Joey Logano to become the driver of the No. 22 car and notes the process to obtain the Connecticut native probably began 10 months ago.
“I felt like he had the right approach to be successful in so many [...]

Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart possibly has never possessed as much power as he wields headed into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Currently 10th in the standings, Stewart’s performance in the 400-lap race on the 0.75-mile track will affect eight [...]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. collected his first Richmond International Raceway pole Friday afternoon when he turned a lap at 127.023 mph.
The pole was also the first of the season for Earnhardt, and his first since the 2011 Daytona 500.
“It feels good,” Earnhardt, who will start Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race with a Chase berth locked [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 16:34 | 11 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he sat in front of the media during his weekly “hauler chat”, NASCAR driver/team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. fielded the usual battery of questions about Danica Patrick. It is something that has become pro forma on race weekends.
One of the answers Earnhardt – who [...]

NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 7:46 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering

Turns out Brad Keselowski was pretty much spot on in his analysis of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars. Specifically, that the cars had some hinky stuff going on with their rear ends.
NASCAR on Thursday, basically agreed as officials passed a rule that will limit the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that [...]

Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2012 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When Joey Logano arrived in the Sprint Cup Series in 2008, he came stamped with a “can’t-miss” tag. When he moves to his new gig at Penske Racing next year, he will do so with a new tag in place; one which reads “can-salvage”.
During a Wednesday morning teleconference with the [...]

Kenseth-To-Gibbs Announcement Finally Made
Tuesday, 4 Sep, 2012 – 12:14 | Comments Off
Kenseth-To-Gibbs Announcement Finally Made

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Matt Kenseth will drive a Sprint Cup car for Joe Gibbs Racing next year. The long-anticipated announcement of that was made during a jovial press conference held Tuesday at the JGR team’s Huntersville, N.C. shops.
“In this sport, you’ve got to have somebody who can really wheel it,” team [...]

Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing

HAMPTON, Ga. – Top ten tweets from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1. Story of the weak: After vowing to run over Matt Kenseth at every turn following their wreck-o-rama at Bristol, Tony Stewart backed off in Atlanta. (Just when NASCAR needs a rivalry between major players during a championship run, Tony the team owner, who left [...]

Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta

Denny Hamlin out ran Jeff Gordon over the final two laps and earned his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday night when he won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Hamlin’s series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin, first out of the pits for the green/white/checkered [...]

By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 12:53 | One Comment
By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – A colleague, Monte Dutton, wrote this week about how Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite its name, isn’t really an Atlanta track.
He’s right. It’s in Hampton, a small southern suburb and a location that many question given the larger population centers on the north side of Atlanta.
But back when [...]