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Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up
Thursday, 30 Aug, 2012 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Although he says he slept well on Monday night, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren looked and sounded relieved after Tuesday’s first day of a two-day Goodyear tire test at his newly repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval.
That’s to be expected as the Kansas project has been one of the most scrutinized repaves in NASCAR during [...]

The Kenseth-Stewart Feud Has Petered Out
Tuesday, 28 Aug, 2012 – 19:53 | Comments Off
The Kenseth-Stewart Feud Has Petered Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sprint Cup’s hottest feud is over after all of three days as both Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart said Tuesday that it’s time to get back to racing for the 2012 series championship.
Kenseth said it after a tire test at Kansas Speedway on Tuesday afternoon and [...]

Stewart Sends Helmet, Message To Kenseth At Bristol
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 8:32 | 6 Comments
Stewart Sends Helmet, Message To Kenseth At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
So, was the throw that Tony Stewart made with his helmet at Matt Kenseth after a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night a strike? Depends upon where Stewart was aiming, one would have to assume.
For Kenseth, it was not a curve ball, however. He knew it was coming.
“I was [...]

Hamlin Slides To First, Biggest Victory At Bristol
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Hamlin Slides To First, Biggest Victory At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin claimed his first-ever Bristol Motor Speedway victory in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race, four drivers clinched spots in the Chase and four drivers emerged tied for the Chase’s top seed, but Tony Stewart’s helmet throw will undoubtedly receive top billing on next week’s highlights and [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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, [...]