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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
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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 [...]

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 [...]