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Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His philanthropic work on behalf of children-in-need began in 1999, long before Jeff Gordon became a parent of two healthy children.
On his way to Talladega Superspeedway Thursday morning, Sir Jeff logged some quality time with a group of children not as fortunate as Ella and Leo Gordon, the beautiful and [...]

Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega
Friday, 5 Oct, 2012 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway was a lonely place Friday afternoon.
After 43 drivers participated in opening practice for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, only 32 took to the track for Happy Hour.
And 19 of those competitors turned less than 10 laps on the 2.66-mile trioval during the final tuneup for this weekend’s 188 lap [...]

Busch Apologizes To TRD
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 16:50 | One Comment
Busch Apologizes To TRD

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Kyle Busch on Thursday apologized to Toyota Racing Development for remarks he made on his two-way radio late in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover.
The remarks were laced with profanity and criticized TRD engines for what he perceives as poor fuel mileage.
The following statements are Kyle Busch, Lee White, Joe Gibbs, and Ed Laukes [...]

Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End
Wednesday, 3 Oct, 2012 – 12:18 | 4 Comments
Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sam Hornish Jr. cut a bit of a lonely figure as he stared out the windows that overlook Kansas Speedway from the Turn 2 Bar and Restaurant at the recently opened trackside Hollywood Casino.
Behind him, media, PR people and fans were milling about as they waited for the start of a [...]

Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover

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Brad Keselowski took the lead when the two drivers in front of him – Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin – had to pit for fuel with 10 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Mark Martin third.
Jimmie Johnson [...]

Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race

Credit crew chief Darian Grubb for Denny Hamlin being able to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin sure did.
Hamlin covered the Monster Mile in 22.599 seconds (159.299 mph) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to claim his third pole of the season and the 12th of his [...]

Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current [...]

Busch To Start Charlotte Race in Furniture Row Car
Friday, 28 Sep, 2012 – 10:01 | One Comment
Busch To Start Charlotte Race in Furniture Row Car

In a move to accelerate Furniture Row Racing’s preparations for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Kurt Busch will take over the team’s driving duties beginning with the Oct. 13th Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who was announced earlier in the week as Furniture Row Racing’s new driver for 2013, will replace [...]

Earnhardt Jr.: A Thin Line Divides Risky, Reckless
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2012 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr.: A Thin Line Divides Risky, Reckless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With hopes for a comeback victory about to board a charter flight out of town Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks took a chance. And it paid.
With his hopes for a 2012 Sprint Cup championship fading faster than a Wal-Mart t-shirt, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cannot take a similar chance.
For a couple [...]

Kurt Busch To Drive For Furniture Row In 2013
Monday, 24 Sep, 2012 – 17:59 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch To Drive For Furniture Row In 2013

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Furniture Row Racing announced today that Kurt Busch has been hired to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevrolet during the 2013 Sprint Cup season.
Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion, will replace Regan Smith, who joined Furniture Row Racing at the beginning of the 2009 season.
“Though we have made strides as a resourceful single-car Sprint Cup team, [...]