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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 [...]

Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 16:08 | One Comment
Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a hastily-scheduled press conference, Denny Hamlin met with reporters behind his Joe Gibbs Racing team hauler just after 2 p.m. on Friday to discuss the $25,000 fine imposed against him by NASCAR.
Hamlin, who refused to pay the fine, announced on Thursday that he won’t appeal the [...]

‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing
Sunday, 10 Mar, 2013 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing

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Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne in a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish Sunday to win the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The win is Kenseth’s first in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as he moved to the team following the 2012 season.
“I just knew it,” he said. “I just [...]

Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR
Friday, 8 Mar, 2013 – 9:15 | 3 Comments
Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In light of NASCAR’s $25,000 fine imposed on Denny Hamlin for his mild criticism of the Generation-6 race car and the kind of racing it produced at Phoenix last week, racing that saw Carl Edwards lead the final 78 laps without a serious challenge and others complaining about the difficulty of [...]

There Was No MarioMania At Daytona In ‘67
Tuesday, 5 Mar, 2013 – 12:56 | 3 Comments
There Was No MarioMania At Daytona In ‘67

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In an era in which the entire sport of NASCAR seems to roll out the red carpet, so to speak, for cross-over open-wheel drivers like Danica Patrick and Juan Pablo Montoya, it’s hard to imagine that it wasn’t always that way.
Among the career accomplishments of the great Mario Andretti is a [...]

Carl Edwards Gets His First Victory Since 2011
Sunday, 3 Mar, 2013 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Gets His First Victory Since 2011

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Carl Edwards held off five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, defending champion Brad Keselowski and an emptying fuel cell to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory broke a 70-race winless drought for the Roush Fenway Racing driver.
“One of the coolest wins of my life,” Edwards said in Victory Lane.
Edwards appeared headed to [...]

Martin On Pole At PIR
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At PIR

Mark Martin won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin, 54, was the only driver in time trials for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 to top 138 mph. Martin’s lap at 138.074 mph, a record for the spring event at PIR, was good enough to edge Kasey Kahne (137.862 mph) [...]

Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together
Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Twenty years ago Tony Gibson was a fabricator and the gasman for Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Cup championship team. Danica Patrick was 10 years old.
Neither person knew the other existed and until last fall, it never seemed probable their career paths would cross. Yet, last October Stewart-Haas Racing decided Gibson [...]

Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500
Sunday, 24 Feb, 2013 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500

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Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the five-time Sprint Cup champion’s second in the big race as he did it in 2006.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was second and Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing was third.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was fourth and Ryan [...]