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Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 15:55 | One Comment
Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory

Jeff Gordon, desperate to win a race or two in order to get a wild card berth in the upcoming playoffs, won the rain-shortened Pennsylvania Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Gordon, who started the day in 15th place in the standing and with six [...]

Montoya On Cup Pole At Pocono
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 13:53 | Comments Off
Montoya On Cup Pole At Pocono

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Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field down to the green-flag in Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. The driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet earned his eighth career pole laying down a lap of 176.043 mph edging the second place qualifier by hundredth of a second.
Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed [...]

Gordon To Receive Award That Will Never Tarnish
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 11:12 | Comments Off
Gordon To Receive Award That Will Never Tarnish

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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LONG POND, Pa. – Jeff Gordon will be presented the Heisman Humanitarian award at the The Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner in New York in December.
The announcement was made at Pocono Raceway on Friday as the four-time Sprint Cup champion was flanked by past Heisman winners Tim Brown of Notre Dame [...]

NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 10:49 | One Comment
NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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News that the 2013 Sprint Cup cars will more closely resemble street machinery is, well, news. Just news. Neutral news. Certainly not bad news and, in fact, a step in a happy direction. But, it is not great news for those who are waiting for a savior.
Time was, kids, the [...]

Penske Cuts Allmendinger
Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Penske Cuts Allmendinger

Penske Racing announced Wednesday that AJ Allmendinger has been released as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Allmendinger was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last week for a positive drug test.
“Penske Racing fully supports NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and we are disappointed with AJ’s positive drug test results,” said Roger Penske. [...]

Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?
Tuesday, 31 Jul, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A look final look back at a weekend of bricks and brooms:
Jimmie Johnson got his fourth Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday and quite a bit has made about him joining A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr., Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon as quadruple Indianapolis winners.
Of course, all the “elite [...]

Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines
Monday, 30 Jul, 2012 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines

Several potentially season-altering storylines came out of Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Storylines that just might still be bouncing around the room when the Sprint Cup Series arrives at Homestead in November.
Storylines such as:
– Kyle Busch having the type of run which the racing world  had come to expect from the guy since he began driving for [...]

Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory

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Jimmie Johnson broke away from the field after a restart with 20 laps to go and went on to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s fourth at the Brickyard, tying him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the most at the 2.5-mile flat track. It was [...]

Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Hamlin Blisters The Bricks In Qualifying At Indy
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin Blisters The Bricks In Qualifying At Indy

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 with a qualifying lap in 49.244 seconds (182.763 mph) on Saturday.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards, with new crew chief Chad Norris on the pit bow, qualified second at 181.984 mph.
Third was Joey Logano (181.756 mph), Hamlin’s teammate.
Aric Almirola (181.679 mph) will start fourth, [...]