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Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 20:52 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Campaigns – Surprise! – For Jimmie

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Keeping with the week’s theme where nearly everyone made a prediction on who would win Tuesday’s presidential campaign, Dale Earnhardt Jr. put on his prognostication hat Friday at Phoenix International Raceway and cast his vote on who will win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
The two candidates are [...]

Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two
Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two

PHOENIX, Ariz. – By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix, he thought he would be rising up the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup leaderboard.
Hamlin instead has gone backward, free-falling from No. 3 and 20 points back in the Chase to No. 7, 73 points behind series leader Jimmie Johnson entering Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 [...]

Two To Go: Chase Is Taking On A Testy Sizzle
Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2012 – 8:28 | Comments Off
Two To Go: Chase Is Taking On A Testy Sizzle

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – A line of respect between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson was drawn on Lap 327 of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where “Bad Brad” reiterated that as NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup begins to heat-up, he won’t back down.
Befitting his status as [...]

A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie
Tuesday, 6 Nov, 2012 – 11:52 | Comments Off
A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Who knows which moment or race or Chase will end up defining Jimmie Johnson’s driving career: The guy looks capable of having one of the longest periods of peak performance in all of sports history.
But a candidate for Johnson’s defining moment has emerged this fall. His run to and through [...]

Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas

Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the first lap of a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Keselowski, who started the race – the eighth of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff – two points behind leader [...]

Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2012 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]

Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble
Friday, 2 Nov, 2012 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Bowyer Hopes The Frontrunners Will Stumble

FORT WORTH, Texas – Clint Bowyer concedes that, yes, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver’s championship.
“Same old Chase. Same races, same racetracks and same guy (Johnson) you’re trying to beat for the championship,” said Bowyer, referring to NASCAR’s 10-event/12-driver playoff. “It’s damn sure the same Chase. But [...]

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 [...]