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Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Loyalty And Patience Have Paid Off For Truex Jr.

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
LEAWOOD, Kan. – Ty Norris’s tone shifted noticeably toward serious when the conversation shifted toward Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr.’s victory total since joining Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2010 season.
Norris, MWR’s general manager, made it clear that it was not zero victories that have defined Truex’s time with [...]

Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off
Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Racing thoughts from the last week or so:
Quick: Who won the race at Richmond?
The point: Probably the most irrelevant person in racing every year is the driver who wins the Sprint Cup race at Richmond in September. Unless, of course, that driver needed the win to get into the Chase; [...]

Gordon: Richmond Was A Defining Moment
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Gordon: Richmond Was A Defining Moment

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday in Phoenix, the sky was the color of gun metal; a rainy, overcast day in the Valley of the Sun. To look at Jeff Gordon, a welcome visitor thanks to a dramatic drive Saturday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, you would have thought it was [...]

Waltrip Racing Becomes One Of NASCAR’s Big Boy Teams
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
Waltrip Racing Becomes One Of NASCAR’s Big Boy Teams

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. –  Five years ago Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for the September race at Richmond International Raceway. In the wee hours of Sunday morning 2012 one of his Toyotas sat in victory lane with Clint Bowyer and two of his three teams had qualified for the Sprint Cup [...]

Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Jeff Gordon never knew where Kyle Busch was in the running order throughout Saturday’s rain-plagued Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International; crew chief Alan Gustafson simply told him who he needed to pass.
With 10 laps to go Gustafson became animated on the radio, emphasizing to [...]

Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 21:15 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done

RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. says parting ways with Tony Eury Sr., who was JR Motorsports’ competition director and a crew chief, was a “difficult decision that we had to make.”
“As a company, we just felt like we wanted to make some changes and I was telling Jeff [Gordon] earlier that the environment for [...]

Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 16:06 | 3 Comments
Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski admits he lobbied for Joey Logano to become the driver of the No. 22 car and notes the process to obtain the Connecticut native probably began 10 months ago.
“I felt like he had the right approach to be successful in so many [...]

Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart possibly has never possessed as much power as he wields headed into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Currently 10th in the standings, Stewart’s performance in the 400-lap race on the 0.75-mile track will affect eight [...]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. collected his first Richmond International Raceway pole Friday afternoon when he turned a lap at 127.023 mph.
The pole was also the first of the season for Earnhardt, and his first since the 2011 Daytona 500.
“It feels good,” Earnhardt, who will start Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race with a Chase berth locked [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media
Friday, 7 Sep, 2012 – 16:34 | 11 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he sat in front of the media during his weekly “hauler chat”, NASCAR driver/team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. fielded the usual battery of questions about Danica Patrick. It is something that has become pro forma on race weekends.
One of the answers Earnhardt – who [...]