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Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
Friday, 17 Apr, 2015 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
Kenseth On Pole At Bristol

Matt Kenseth, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds), earned the 14th pole of his career on Friday when he was fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kenseth edged Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) by .022 seconds.
Carl Edwards (128.322 mph) qualified third while Kevin Harvick (128.211 mph)  was fourth.
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (who was fastest in […]

Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
Friday, 17 Apr, 2015 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Food City 500 pole winner Matt Kenseth is only a year younger than Jeff Gordon, but unlike the four-time NASCAR champion who is in his final full-time Sprint Cup season, Kenseth says he doesn’t see the checkered flag waving on his driving career any time soon.
“I feel […]

RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced
Friday, 17 Apr, 2015 – 7:22 | Comments Off on RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced
RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the P5-level penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Thursday, slightly reducing the point deductions and fines stemming from tire tampering violations detected last month at Auto Club Speedway.
The three-member panel – John Capels, Hunter Nickell and Dale […]

Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future
Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2015 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future
Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, the car driven by Kyle Busch left the track, blew through the infield grass and smashed hard into an unprotected concrete wall.
Busch was helped from the car by safety personnel but it was obvious from the agony […]

Johnson Drives To Victory In Fort Worth – Again
Sunday, 12 Apr, 2015 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Johnson Drives To Victory In Fort Worth – Again
Johnson Drives To Victory In Fort Worth – Again

By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and a worn-out 1.5-mile racetrack continue to be game/set/match for all contenders in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Johnson continued his recent domination of Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th […]

Mortality Confronts Larson
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2015 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Mortality Confronts Larson
Mortality Confronts Larson

By John Sturbin
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Larson’s recent sheet time at hospitals in Martinsville, Va., and Charlotte drove home a fact of life most 22-year-olds are not ready to accept.
“Yeah, definitely when you are young you think you are bulletproof, and that’s just one little instance that shows you that you aren’t,” […]

SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying
Friday, 10 Apr, 2015 – 20:20 | Comments Off on SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying
SHR Dominates TMS Qualifying

FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim […]

Gordon Says Driving TMS Is Always A Thrill Ride
Friday, 10 Apr, 2015 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Gordon Says Driving TMS Is Always A Thrill Ride
Gordon Says Driving TMS Is Always A Thrill Ride

By John Sturbin
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, Texas – Six Flags over Texas is located in nearby Arlington, but Jeff Gordon doesn’t need to hustle over to Interstate 30 for a roller-coaster ride. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion says he gets a thrill every time he buckles-up at Texas Motor Speedway.
“I like to relate […]

RCR To Appeal Penalties
Thursday, 9 Apr, 2015 – 19:54 | Comments Off on RCR To Appeal Penalties
RCR To Appeal Penalties

FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR team-owner Richard Childress has informed the sanctioning body it plans to appeal the penalties levied against driver Ryan Newman, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team for a tire rules infraction detected at Auto Club Speedway last month.
“Our appeal is scheduled for Thursday, April 16,” […]

‘Mr. H’ Headed Into Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2015 – 10:15 | Comments Off on ‘Mr. H’ Headed Into Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
‘Mr. H’ Headed Into Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame

FORT WORTH, Texas – His all-star lineup of NASCAR drivers respectfully refers to him as “Mr. H.” Beginning Thursday, the personnel at Hendrick Motorsports can address team-owner Rick Hendrick as “Mr. HOF.”
Hendrick, mentor to multiple Sprint Cup Series champions Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, will headline a distinguished list of honorees during the annual Texas Motorsports Hall […]