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Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again

LOUDON, N.H. – Sam Hornish Jr. is no fool. He fully understands the opportunity that is being handed to him because of A.J. Allmendinger’s bad luck/bad karma/bad choices, whatever it turns out to be.
On Sunday, Hornish will drive the No. 12 Dodge in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Chances are, if Allmendinger’s suspension by NASCAR [...]

Drug Policy Making Some Drivers A Bit Nervous
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 18:19 | One Comment
Drug Policy Making Some Drivers A Bit Nervous

Confused about NASCAR’s drug policy? Unsure of the details? Frustrated and left wondering about the specifics of the AJ Allmendinger suspension? Welcome to the club. A club that apparently includes many of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup Series.
Many of those drivers were asked about the policy and the Allmendinger situation on Friday when the [...]

Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 17:14 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Earns Cup Pole

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Kyle Busch edged Kasey Kahne by .003 seconds and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin by .004 to win the pole for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch had a fast lap of 133.417 mph.
The pole was Busch’s first of the season, his first at New [...]

NASCAR Doles Out Penalties
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 17:49 | Comments Off
NASCAR Doles Out Penalties

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NASCAR handed down fines, probation and point penalties to three teams Tuesday in the wake of rules violations at Daytona International Speedway.
Among those hit were defending Sprint Cup series champ Tony Stewart.– in the wake of rules violations at Daytona International Speedway.
Stewart’s qualifying time for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 was disallowed after officials discovered an [...]

Allmendinger Issues Statement
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 12:56 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Issues Statement

Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger, parked by NASCAR after failing a drug test, has issued a statement on his situation.
The statement, issued on Tuesday, reads:  “I have informed NASCAR that I have requested that the “B” sample be tested, following the steps according to NASCAR’s 2012 rule book regarding this situation. I fully respect NASCAR’s [...]

Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s best to let the AJ Allmendinger situation resolve itself before getting too carried away with righteous indignation, scorn or sympathy. But it’s not too early to say this: The hope here is that Sam Hornish Jr. makes the most of the opportunity which has been regrettably made his.
Hornish got [...]

Army Sounds NASCAR Retreat
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 8:25 | Comments Off
Army Sounds NASCAR Retreat

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The U.S. Army, it was announced Tuesday, has decided not to renew its sponsorship with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2013 as a primary sponsor of the No. 39 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman due to a reallocation of its marketing budget that will not include a presence in NASCAR.
Also Tuesday, Stewart-Haas announced it has finalized Danica [...]

Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon
Monday, 9 Jul, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Hornish To Be Back In ‘Dinger’s Car At Loudon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Sam Hornish Sr. will be back in the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge Sprint Cup car this coming weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the team announced Monday.
Hornish will again be substituting for AJ Allmendinger, who has been suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test.
A statement released by the [...]

Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona

Defending series champion Tony Stewart made a solo pass for the lead on the final lap and went on to win the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
Jeff Burton of Richard Childress Racing finished second while Matt Kenseth was third.
The victory was the third of the season for [...]

AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test

Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger has  been temporarily suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test and will not compete in tonight’s Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR announced the suspension Saturday afternoon, saying he was temporarily suspended for his “A” sample including a banned substance. The test was conducted at [...]