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Earnhardt Jr.: Reporting Injury Was Toughest Part
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 17:39 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.: Reporting Injury Was Toughest Part

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Thursday the concussion he suffered last weekend in the final lap 25-car pileup at Talladega Superspeedway was his second in the last six weeks and he knew for his own “well-being” he needed to follow a neurosurgeon’s orders and step out of [...]

Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held a press conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday morning. The press conference came just hours after it was announced that he would not drive in the next two Sprint Cup Series races because he suffered a concussion.
The following is a transcript of that press conference. It features Earnhardt Jr., team [...]

Earnhardt Jr. To Skip Next Two Races Because Of Concussion
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 7:53 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Skip Next Two Races Because Of Concussion

Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not drive this upcoming weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, nor next weekend at Kansas Speedway, because of a head injury first suffered during a wreck during a tire test at Kansas in late August.
It was reported by Hendrick Motorsports early on Thursday morning that the concussion was sustained [...]

NASCAR Looking For Inner Beauty In 2013 Cars
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 7:25 | One Comment
NASCAR Looking For Inner Beauty In 2013 Cars

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – If beauty is in the eyes of the car-owner, then NASCAR star Greg Biffle believes Ford fans will have plenty to like about the 2013 version of the Sprint Cup Series Fusion.
But it’s all the mechanical stuff underneath the updated sheet metal that has “The Biff-Man” [...]

Kansas Going Extra Miles To Ready New Pavement
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012 – 15:08 | Comments Off
Kansas Going Extra Miles To Ready New Pavement

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Veteran NASCAR driver David Green said he was concerned when he arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first NASCAR event after that oval was repaved and reconfigured with variable banking in 2003. He figured there would be substantial growing pains.
His concerns were allayed, however, as soon as his Nationwide Series car hit [...]

New Sprint Cup Cars Hit The Track At Texas Motor Speedway
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
New Sprint Cup Cars Hit The Track At Texas Motor Speedway

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars took to the track again on Tuesday and Wednesday and they continue to get good reviews from the drivers.
This week’s tests are being held at Texas Motor Speedway. Doing the driving are Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya, who tested Goodyear Eagle’s on the next [...]

Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event
Monday, 8 Oct, 2012 – 15:37 | 3 Comments
Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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So, at what point does racing cease being a sport and commence being mere spectacle? For a significant number of NASCAR drivers, that point is race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. For them, race weekend at Talladega is spectacle weekend and they plain don’t dig it.
That was made obvious – again [...]

Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 16:25 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal

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With much of the field wrecking behind him, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch third.
Those drivers survived the wild final lap after a green/white/checkered restart.
The big wreck, which happened between turns 3 and 4 on the [...]

Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2012 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Watching fans file past the press box at Talladega Superspeedway makes one wonder which of the Chase contenders would be able to bring back the blue-collar fans who have deserted NASCAR in recent years.
Talladega was and is Earnhardt country, as Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. have been [...]

Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole

Kasey Kahne scored his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Kahne toured Talladega in 50.017 seconds (191.455 mph) in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to edge Ryan Newman (191.145 mph) of Stewart Haas Racing for the top starting spot in Sunday’s race.
The pole Kahne’s third of the season and the 25th of his [...]