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Kenseth On Pole At DIS
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole At DIS

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Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth, the series points leader, toured the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 46.781 seconds (192.386 mph) to win the pole Friday for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Ryan Newman was second fastest.
Tony Stewart, Newman’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, was initially second after posting a lap of [...]

NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 14:48 | 2 Comments
NASCAR CEO Talks Top Issues In Daytona Beach

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s summer visit to Daytona is traditionally considered the mid-point of the racing season.
It’s also an opportunity for NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France to meet the media to address a wide-range of questions related to the sport.
On the eve of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 [...]

Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Drivers Favor Keeping It Real At NASCAR Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Reaction to a suggestion by race-track owner Bruton Smith to insert mandatory cautions into Sprint Cup races drew an assortment of reactions from drivers this week. Reactions that ranged from humorous to highly personal.
Included was a statement by NASCAR president Mike Helton that mandatory stops to spice action would never [...]

It’s A Shame That The Firecracker Has Fizzled Out
Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2012 – 11:59 | 2 Comments
It’s A Shame That The Firecracker Has Fizzled Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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What’s in a name? Well, plenty for some of us who follow auto racing. Which is why this coming weekend’s Sprint Cup race contains a hint of bitterness that will ever so slightly taint the event no matter how exciting it turns out to be.
The race scheduled for Saturday at [...]

The First NASCAR Playoff Card Has Been Dealt
Tuesday, 3 Jul, 2012 – 8:40 | One Comment
The First NASCAR Playoff Card Has Been Dealt

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A final look back at a big weekend of racing:
– The stretch drive in the Chase for the Chase began Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway and it produced what I think most would agree is a slam dunk entrant to the playoffs. The first slam dunk entrant.
Brad Keselowski’s victory at [...]

‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 6:41 | Comments Off
‘Gutsy’ Performance Nets Keselowski A Victory

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Brad Keselowski expertly managed fuel mileage during the closing 56 laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Quaker State 400 Saturday night en route to his second career victory at Kentucky Speedway.
Keselowski earned his third Cup win of 2012 and became the second driver to win both NSCS and NASCAR Nationwide Series titles at the [...]

Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 12:28 | Comments Off
Hot Stuff In Store For Teams, Drivers, Fans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of these years, Sprint Cup racing at Kentucky will be about engines and horsepower and going fast and strategy. Just not this year.
This year, a year after the traffic and parking lots were the big story at Kentucky Speedway, heat has become the big topic. Heat that is expected [...]

Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky

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Jimmie Johnson on Friday won the pole for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
Johnson lapped the 1.5-mile speedway in 29.700 seconds (181.818 mph).
Johnson claimed his first pole award since Sept. 26, 2010 at Dover and the 26th of his career.
Kyle Busch (181.421 mph) qualified second, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny [...]

Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth

Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, met with the media today at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.
Not surprisingly, Roush was asked about the announcement this week that driver Matt Kenseth would not return to Roush Fenway next season.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference.
Jack Roush: “On the matter [...]

Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]