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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
RacinToday.com
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, [...]

Hamlin Delivers In New Hampshire; As Promised?
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin Delivers In New Hampshire; As Promised?

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, N.H. – The debate over Denny Hamlin calling his shot or not at New Hampshire Motor Speedway can now begin. Whichever side you take, Hamlin walks away with a dominating win.
After he ran out of fuel on the final lap a week earlier at Chicagoland Speedway, costing himself and [...]

Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2012 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon

LOUDON, N.H. – Jeff Gordon knows he can’t afford to worry about what the other 11 drivers in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship are doing.
A week after a crash relegated him to a 35th-place finish in the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway, four-time champion Gordon is determined to keep his focus on the future [...]

Gordon Bounces Back
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Gordon Bounces Back

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Less than a week after a 35th-place finish appeared to kill the momentum Jeff Gordon established at the end of the regular season, the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has officially inserted himself back into the Chase for the championship mix.
The penultimate car in Friday’s qualifying session, Gordon piloted his No. 24 Drive to [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Has Become A ‘Serious’ Contender
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 14:48 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Has Become A ‘Serious’ Contender

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, N.H. – For years, people expected Dale Earnhardt Jr. to emulate his famous father and race for NASCAR championships.
And year after year, there has been nothing but disappointment for Junior and his legion of fans.
Now in his 13th full season in the elite Sprint Cup series, the 37-year-old Earnhardt [...]

Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]