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Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Wednesday, 11 Mar, 2015 – 11:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted

Sprint Cup’s Kurt Busch moved a step closer to a return to racing on Wednesday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been lifted.
NASCAR’s statement on the situation read, in part: “Kurt Busch is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements […]

Harvick Dominating In Victory In Las Vegas
Sunday, 8 Mar, 2015 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Harvick Dominating In Victory In Las Vegas
Harvick Dominating In Victory In Las Vegas

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Kevin Harvick, who posted runner-up finishes in the first two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, won Race No. 3 on the 2015 schedule by dominating at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick, last year’s Cup champion, led 142 laps en route to the victory in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. The victory was the […]

Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
Saturday, 7 Mar, 2015 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas

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Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. The pole was his first at Vegas and came on what perhaps may be his last race at the 1.5-mile track.
Gordon won the pole with a track-record lap at 194.679 mph.
Joey Logano (194.315 mph) […]

Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
Friday, 6 Mar, 2015 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger

With the memories and the scars of open heart surgery barely in his rearview mirror, Brian Vickers returned to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Vickers, 31, was en route to a photo shoot for primary Cup sponsor Aaron’s in mid-December when he began experiencing pain. He considered going home to […]

Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been cleared of criminal charges of alleged domestic abuse involving a former girlfriend, the result of an investigation by the Delaware Department of Justice.
NASCAR slapped Busch with an indefinite suspension on Feb. 20 in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding that “by […]

New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015 – 9:20 | Comments Off on New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day […]

Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of […]

Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, 27 Feb, 2015 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won […]

Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
Friday, 27 Feb, 2015 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Police have found the Sprint Cup car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Georgia.
The car was found in Loganville, Ga., north of Atlanta on Saturday.
Team Xtreme Racing had withdrawn from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway because somebody had […]

500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015 – 19:17 | Comments Off on 500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joey Logano’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 was witnessed by 13.4-million viewers on FOX, a 44 percent increase over the 9.3-million diehards who waited-out last year’s day-long, rain-delayed telecast at Daytona International Speedway.
The network reported Thursday that a total of 23.5-million viewers watched all or […]