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Earnhardt Jr. Says Keselowski A Very Good Talker
Friday, 24 Aug, 2012 – 20:23 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Says Keselowski A Very Good Talker

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Brad Keselowski said last week that Hendrick Motorsports might be fudging on the rules directed at rear ends and suspensions to gain a competitive advantage.
He backed off those comments somewhat Thursday evening during a media function at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked on Friday if [...]

Rain Puts Mears On Sprint Cup Pole At Bristol
Friday, 24 Aug, 2012 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Mears On Sprint Cup Pole At Bristol

Because rain washed out Sprint Cup qualifying Friday, Casey Mears will start from the top spot for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
A slow-moving thunderstorm washed out qualifying and forced NASCAR to start the race, as the rule book dictates, based on speeds from the first practice session.
Mears topped the speed chart [...]

Bayne ‘Bummed’ About Not Getting A Cup Ride
Friday, 24 Aug, 2012 – 18:09 | 2 Comments
Bayne ‘Bummed’ About Not Getting A Cup Ride

BRISTOL, Tenn. –Trevor Bayne admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway he has mixed emotions about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. being Matt Kenseth’s replacement at Roush Fenway Racing because he believes they both deserve a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride.
“At first when they said that [Stenhouse in the No. 17 next year] I was a little bit [...]

Young Drivers Not Into Taking Short Route To Cup
Friday, 24 Aug, 2012 – 15:37 | Comments Off
Young Drivers Not Into Taking Short Route To Cup

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – A few observations from the early race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway:
At the close of a media event in which the paint scheme for the No. 2 Dodge was unveiled, Brad Keselowski sat around with a small group of reporters and gave his thoughts on how young [...]

The Stories Just Keep Getting More Awesome
Thursday, 23 Aug, 2012 – 9:13 | Comments Off
The Stories Just Keep Getting More Awesome

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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What a week for racing wags, eh? Torn between two stories. Danica runs over a shoe or Jeff Gordon gets mad at Dale Earnhardt Jr. Where to start?
Probably with the end of Hendrick Motorsports as we know it.
It started when Earnhardt dropped low on the track during a restart and [...]

NASCAR Slams Menard Team With Big Penalties
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 15:35 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Menard Team With Big Penalties

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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 27 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules infractions discovered this week during post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center following last Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
As a result, crew chief Slugger Labbe has been fined $100,000, [...]

Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan

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Greg Biffle took the race lead with six laps to go when the engine of front-runner Jimmie Johnson let go. Once out front, Biffle easily went on to win the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season for the Roush Fenway Racing driver and it moved [...]

Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 9:16 | Comments Off
Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s been a busy weekend in auto racing with about every series except IndyCar on the tracks. Today, however, it’s just Sprint Cup and the NHRA running for points.
But an important day it is as the playoffs for both series are almost at hand.
Some things to keep an eye on [...]

Martin Qualifies On Pole At MIS
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Martin Qualifies On Pole At MIS

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Mark Martin topped the field in qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Martin lapped the flat 2-mile oval in 36.053 seconds (199.706 mph).
Second fastest was  Carl Edwards (198.626 mph). The pole award Martin’s series-best fourth of the season but his first at Michigan. It was the 55th [...]

Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Soldier On With National Guard

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – Just a few weeks after a congressional effort narrowly failed that would have prohibited military sports-related sponsorships, Hendrick Motorsports announced on Friday that the National Guard will continue its relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and remain on his No. 88 Chevrolet through at least 2013.
Prior to the [...]