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Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon

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After a quick start which saw him win two of the first five races of the season, Jimmie Johnson fell into a major 2016 funk. On Friday, Johnson showed signs of renewed life as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We have had a lot of tough […]

Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Thursday, 14 Jul, 2016 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has experienced “concussion-like symptoms”.
Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman in Loudon.
Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 because of a concussion he suffered after crashing during a tire test at […]

Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Friday, 8 Jul, 2016 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole

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Friday’s scheduled qualifying session for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway has been cancelled because of wet weather. The decision was made to cancel qualifying and instead give teams and drivers extended practice time at the newly repaved Kentucky track.
“I appreciate NASCAR’s decision to cancel qualifying to give us an opportunity to get more track […]

Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona
Keselowski Avoids Fireworks, Gets Win At Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of days ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that the only time that drivers enjoy racing at restrictor plate tracks is when they run up front. Brad Keselowski emerged as Mr. Happy late Saturday night.
Keselowski stayed ahead of the massive wrecks which garaged many of the biggest stars in […]

Biffle Gives Roush Fenway A Rare Cup Pole
Friday, 1 Jul, 2016 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Biffle Gives Roush Fenway A Rare Cup Pole
Biffle Gives Roush Fenway A Rare Cup Pole

Roush Fenway Racing won a Sprint Cup pole for the first time since 2013 on Friday when Greg Biffle was laid down the fastest lap in qualifying at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole was the first for Biffle since 2012 and came at 192.955 mph. After winning it, he kept it in perspective.

“You know, a restrictor plate […]

Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2016 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway
Stewart Wins Cup Race At Sonoma Raceway

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Tony Stewart, who earlier in the week had voiced his displeasure with NASCAR racing said he could not wait to retire from Sprint Cup racing at the end of the season, won Sunday’s Cup race at the Sonoma Raceway road course.
The victory, Stewart’s first of the year but eighth on a road course, puts the […]

Edwards On Pole In Sonoma
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2016 – 15:43 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole In Sonoma
Edwards On Pole In Sonoma

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Carl Edwards won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday.
Edwards peeled off a lap the 1.99-mile course at 95.777 mph (1:14.799) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Edwards, who had the fastest lap of the day during the first session of qualifying, said, “We have a very fast […]

Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Friday, 24 Jun, 2016 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
Stewart Says Retirement Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]