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Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick

Kasey Kahne, in his third event since joining Hendrick Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday with a lap at 190.456 mph.
The pole was his first since Atlanta Motor Speedway last fall and the 23rd of his career. Kahne’s time and speed [...]

MWR Adds Vickers
Thursday, 8 Mar, 2012 – 20:56 | One Comment
MWR Adds Vickers

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Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Brian Vickers will drive the team’s No. 55 Toyota Camry in six NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012 beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 18.
Vickers will also race the No. 55 at the August Bristol event as well as each of the two races at Martinsville Speedway and [...]

Drivers In Road Wreck
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Drivers In Road Wreck

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NASCAR drivers Regan Smith and Paul Menard, along with Smith’s wife Megan and a friend of the Smiths, escaped injuries in a Colorado road accident today (Wednesday, approximately 8:45 a.m. MT). The foursome was on the way to a nearby ski slope.
Smith lost control of his Silverado truck after hitting a patch of ice near [...]

NASCAR Notes: Team Owner In Different Kind Of Ring
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 8:08 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Team Owner In Different Kind Of Ring

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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NASCAR team owner Robby Benton has decided to throw his hat into the political arena.
The 32-year-old Benton, who fields the No. 09 Toyotas in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, is one of five Republican candidates vying for the District 41 state Senate seat in North Carolina.
The election [...]

Woody: Cheating’s Not Funny Anymore
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2012 – 7:51 | 13 Comments
Woody: Cheating’s Not Funny Anymore

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I confess that I wouldn’t recognize a C-post if Chad Knaus installed one in my breakfast cereal some morning.
Which, based on all the mechanical malfeasances Chad has been charged with during his years in NASCAR, is not out of the realm of possibility.
But whatever a C-post is (an area between the [...]

Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around
Monday, 5 Mar, 2012 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around

It was cool watching Tony Stewart’s late-season, history-making tear through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship last year. But it was also kind of unsettling. At times, kind of creepy, almost. And those times were when thoughts and attention turned to lame-duck crew chief Darian Grubb.
Because right there in front of us was a [...]

Hamlin Finally Gets A Victory At Phoenix
Sunday, 4 Mar, 2012 – 18:14 | Comments Off
Hamlin Finally Gets A Victory At Phoenix

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Denny Hamlin won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was assured when Kevin Harvick, who had closed to within a car length of Hamlin with three laps to go, ran out of fuel with about two laps to go.
The victory was the first for the Joe [...]

PIR Features Sort Of, Kind Of, Normal Racing
Sunday, 4 Mar, 2012 – 10:28 | Comments Off
PIR Features Sort Of, Kind Of, Normal Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With the rock-concert atmosphere and artificial racing of Speedweeks put to bed for one more year, it’s time to get snap back into a reality mode.
Kind of.
Today’s race, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, is at Phoenix International Raceway. A tricky, 1-mile oval with a goofy dog leg which begs to [...]

Martin Wins Cup Pole At PIR
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2012 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Martin Wins Cup Pole At PIR

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Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Martin’s fast last was at 136.815 mph in his Toyota Camry.
It was Martin’s 52nd career pole.
It came in his second start for MWR as he was hired to run a partial season [...]

Minter: NASCAR, Questions Arrive In Arizona
Friday, 2 Mar, 2012 – 15:56 | One Comment
Minter: NASCAR, Questions Arrive In Arizona

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR guys and gals get to work at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, those of us who make our livings on the other side of the wall have lots of work to do in figuring out just where things stand in the sport.
What are all the implications of [...]