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Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville

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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 with a lap in 19.244 seconds (98.400 mph).  The top six drivers in the field topped the former track record of 98.084 mph established by Tony Stewart in October 2005.
Johnson edged Marcos [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top
Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2013 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top

By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decent-size batch lot of interesting stories accompanied NASCAR when the series headed into the Easter weekend bye. Stories featuring topics like drivers calling other drivers nasty names like “chicken” and “little rich kid”; unprotected concrete walls; a return of good racing; a big crowd at Fontana; blocking.
The race at [...]

Roush Set To Hang Hat In Texas’ Hall Of Fame
Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2013 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Roush Set To Hang Hat In Texas’ Hall Of Fame

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Beginning with a sweep of the track’s inaugural NASCAR race weekend by Mark Martin and Jeff Burton in April 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has morphed into a “Roush House.”
Jack Roush’s run of success at “The Great American Speedway!” in Fort Worth features 18 victories as a car-owner across NASCAR’s top [...]

Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2013 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin

Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]

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 [...]