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Gibbs: Logano Was Just Going For The Victory
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2013 – 11:10 | 3 Comments
Gibbs: Logano Was Just Going For The Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, says he does not believe that rival-team driver Joey Logano intentionally attempted to crash and injure JGR driver Denny Hamlin during the late going of last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
Instead, Gibbs said during a teleconference on Thursday, he thinks Logano [...]

Injury To Keep Hamlin Out Of Car For Weeks
Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2013 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Injury To Keep Hamlin Out Of Car For Weeks

After being evaluated by a doctor, it was determined that Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin will miss a large part of the 2013 season because of an injury to his back.
Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates said that Hamlin suffered an L1 compression fracture during an accident on the final lap of [...]

Hamlin Condition Update
Monday, 25 Mar, 2013 – 13:57 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Condition Update

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Joe Gibbs Racing issued the following statement Monday afternoon on the condition of driver Denny Hamlin, who was injured during a last-lap crash in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.:
“Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Denny Hamlin suffered a L1 Compression Fracture following an accident on the final lap of [...]

Kyle Busch Caps Wild Final Lap With A Victory
Sunday, 24 Mar, 2013 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Caps Wild Final Lap With A Victory

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Kyle Busch led the most laps, emerged from a final lap scrum and went on to win the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second in two days for Busch as he won the Nationwide Series race on Saturday.
The victory came when Busch passed teammate [...]

Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Could Denny Hamlin be headed for more trouble with NASCAR officials as a result of a statement he made on Friday at Auto Club Speedway?
The statement was, after all, as potentially damaging to Sprint Cup’s Gen-6 car public relations campaign as was the statement which resulted in Hamlin being issued [...]

Hamlin Survives Engine Woes To Win Pole
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Hamlin Survives Engine Woes To Win Pole

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Denny Hamlin edged Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle and Keselowski, however, will start the race from the back of the field as they were forced to change engines before the qualifying session.
Overcoming an early draw, Hamlin toured the two-mile track in [...]

Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record
Thursday, 21 Mar, 2013 – 8:28 | 2 Comments
Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Warner Hodgdon, a promiment developer from San Bernardino, Calif., passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 following several weeks of declining health. It’s only fitting that NASCAR rolls into neighboring Fontana, Calif. this weekend for activities at Auto Club Speedway.
Thirty years ago, Hodgdon’s name was synonymous with the most-famous racing [...]

Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Kahne Pulls Away For First Victory At Bristol

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Kasey Kahne got his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway by winning in Sunday’s Food City 500.
He got the win by pulling away from the field on the final laps.
“I don’t think I had anything for Kasey. I’m not sure anyone did,” said Kyle Busch, who finished second after dominating much of [...]

Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie [...]

Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol

Kyle Busch took the pole  for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch was the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their qualifying lap.
Busch, no stranger to victory lane at Bristol, captured the pole with a lap 129.535 mph (14.813 seconds) in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs [...]