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Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Petree Is Living Large During A Third Career

Andy Petree grew up in North Carolina, the cradle of NASCAR. When he talks about “the sport,” he means stock car racing. One of those who always found a way to get into the grandstands to watch the Winston Cup races during his youth, Petree now calls the Sprint Cup races like he sees them [...]

Johnson Pulls Out A New Weapon In Title Chase
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 10:26 | Comments Off
Johnson Pulls Out A New Weapon In Title Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Down 20 points to a toaster-coil hot but inexperienced challenger with just 400 miles to go before the 2012 Sprint Cup championship is decided, Jimmie Johnson introduced psychological warfare into the fight on media day.
No, he didn’t go U.S. vs. Noriega by blaring loud rock music at Brad Keselowski’s hotel, [...]

Edwards, Fennig To Team Up In 2013
Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Edwards, Fennig To Team Up In 2013

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Roush Fenway Racing announced that veteran Jimmy Fennig will serve as crew chief for Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Fenway Sprint Cup team in its championship run in 2013.
In addition, crew chief Scott Graves will lead the No. 17 team and defending Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during his rookie campaign next season.
“We [...]

Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater
Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 – 18:59 | 5 Comments
Bad Brad Knows About Racing And Theater

Once again, on Sunday afternoon, Brad Keselowski showed championship form.
Yes, on the race track, where he used a wonderful pairing of hammer and scalpel to fashion an improbable top-six finish which in all likelihood, earned him the 2012 Sprint Cup title.
But also after the race at Phoenix International Raceway. It was then that he showed [...]

NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions
Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 – 18:50 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Phoenix Infractions

NASCAR announced Monday penalties to three teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race [...]

The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose
Sunday, 11 Nov, 2012 – 18:31 | One Comment
The Cup Championship Is Keselowski’s To Lose

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brad Keselowski will head to South Florida for the final race of the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship next weekend needing just to stay out of trouble to win his first NASCAR championship. That is, Keselowski will just need to do what Jimmie Johnson could not do during Sunday’s [...]

Busch Earns Pole at Phoenix
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 21:13 | Comments Off
Busch Earns Pole at Phoenix

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Kyle Busch won the pole for the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway at record pace Friday afternoon.
Busch toured the one-mile track in 25.943 seconds (138.766 mph), edging Martin Truex Jr. (138.217 mph) for the top starting spot in Sunday’s AdvoCare 500. The Coors Light Pole award was Busch’s second of the season, [...]

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
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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 [...]