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Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Johnson Ends ‘Drought’ At The Southern 500

Jimmie Johnson broke a 16-race winless streak Saturday night when he won the Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway. He got the victory by pulling away from Tony Stewart on a restart with two laps to go.
The victory by the five-time champion gave Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Cup series victory.
“I want to thank all [...]

Biffle Wins Pole For Southern 500
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Biffle Wins Pole For Southern 500

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Greg Biffle won the pole on Friday for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Biffle, driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, had a fast lap of 180.257 mph. It was his second pole of the season – his other came at the Bristol short track.
Biffle has been the series points leader [...]

The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 15:30 | Comments Off
The Woman In Green Meets The Lady In Black

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The subject was Danica Patrick’s sheet metal-wadding frustrations after last week’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega.  Just wait, a colleague who is a veteran NASCAR beat writer said during a Monday chat on the telephone, until she gets to Darlington.
Patrick got to Darlington, the 1.33-mile South Carolina oval that many regard [...]

Smith Hopes To Rearrange Furniture At Darlington
Thursday, 10 May, 2012 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Smith Hopes To Rearrange Furniture At Darlington

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A year and a couple of days ago, Regan Smith became a Colorado sports star. Pretty big one, too. Not John Elway big but maybe, like, Dante Bichette big. Big enough to warrant calls to radio sports talk shows in Denver. Seems people along the Front Range of the Rockies have, [...]

Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Ends In Victory – Again
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 17:26 | One Comment
Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Ends In Victory – Again

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Moments after the last V-Twin engine went silent, handshakes, high-fives and hugs marked the end of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America at Texas Motor Speedway.
“The worst part is it ends,” said Eddie Gossage, TMS president and a participant in all but one of the [...]

Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Brad K. & Days of ‘Dega

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – The past, present and future were much in evidence at Talladega on Sunday at the Aaron’s 499. The top ten examples:
1. The Heat
Past: The heat on the plains of Alabama used to be generated by one race date annually in August. Or, it was the “discussions” about [...]

Stewart Boffo At Post-Race
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 12:47 | 6 Comments
Stewart Boffo At Post-Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, driver Tony Stewart took the time to “answer” a series of questions from reporters.
Stewart, who did not have a good day on the track, broke out his best schtick.
So please, ladies and germs, a big RT welcome for Tonnneeeyyyy Stewart:
ON THE RACE
“We [...]

NASCAR Will Party On In Las Vegas
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 8:50 | One Comment
NASCAR Will Party On In Las Vegas

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NASCAR announced that the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – and all Champion’s Week activities – will return to Las Vegas, Nev., and remain there for the next three years.
For the fourth-consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 30, a culmination of a [...]

Keselowski’s Dream Move’s A Winner At Talladega
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Dream Move’s A Winner At Talladega

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway has become a big part of the evolving story of Brad Keselowski.
It was at Talladega three years ago that Keselowski held his ground on the final lap and got his first career Sprint Cup victory while Carl Edwards, after contact between the two of them, flew [...]

Keselowski Wins Talladega With Late-Race Pass
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 16:12 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Talladega With Late-Race Pass

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Brad Keselowski survived a large handful of late-race restarts – the final one a green/white/checkered job – and went on to win the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
The victory was the sixth of the Penske Racing Dodge driver’s career. It was his second of the season as he won [...]