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Biffle Helps Kids Smile
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Biffle Helps Kids Smile

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Nine-year-old Abby Gail Baver suddenly appeared beside Greg Biffle, wanting to show him a photo of her Quarter Midget that was on the mobile phone she held in her hand.
Biffle briefly stopped talking with reporters and turned his attention to the Lake Norman Elementary School student. Once [...]

Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary
Thursday, 19 Apr, 2012 – 13:36 | 3 Comments
Repaving Kansas Track Is Absolutely Necessary

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend, teams and drivers and fans will bid farewell to the original racing surface at Kansas Speedway. For many – especially drivers – the farewell will be tearful.
But know this: The removal and replacement of the 11-year-old asphalt at Kansas is absolutely necessary. The alternative [...]

Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Biffle And Team Leave Texas With Guns Blazing

FORT WORTH, Texas – Overshadowed in recent seasons by teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth at Roush Fenway Racing, Greg Biffle says his perch atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings is the product of persistence and perspiration.
“I could say it’s about time, but hard work still pays off today,” Biffle said Saturday night [...]

It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 7:00 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts about a rather large weekend of racing and many hours in front of the flat screen (LCD, not that plasma crap):
– Robert Hight’s Funny Car season is shaping up to be one of those special jobs that seems to come along every decade or so in the NHRA. [...]

Elliott, Owens To Debut Turner Team At Daytona
Monday, 16 Apr, 2012 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Elliott, Owens To Debut Turner Team At Daytona

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Turner Motorsports announced that crew chief Trent Owens and veteran driver Bill Elliott will team up for the team’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Daytona International Speedway in July.
Owens currently is crew chief for Turner Motorsports’ No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry and recently led the team to victory in the 2012 season-opener at [...]

Biffle Wins Cup Race At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 21:55 | Comments Off
Biffle Wins Cup Race At Texas Motor Speedway

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Greg Biffle passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 31 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first for Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing team since they won at Kansas Speedway in October of 2010. It was Biffle’s [...]

Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Junior Talks Winning At Texas Motor Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Pardon Dale Earnhardt Jr. if he doesn’t bother sending out invitations to his next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
“People know I’m not Nostradamus, so they don’t ask me questions about the future,” Junior joked earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s Samsung [...]

STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 19:07 | Comments Off
STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart reluctantly donned his boxing-inspired red velvet “Smoke” robe one last time Thursday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where he was honored as the track’s Racer of the Year for 2011.
And on Friday afternoon, Stewart donned a dunce cap after scraping the wall during [...]

Truex Jr. Speeds To Pole At Texas Motor Speedway
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. Speeds To Pole At Texas Motor Speedway

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Martin Truex Jr., driving a Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, won the pole Friday night for Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Truex had a fast lap at 190.369 mph at the 1.5-mile TMS quad-oval.
The pole was the first for Truex since last October when he was top qualifier at Dover. [...]

NASCAR Unveils List Of Hall Of Fame Candidates
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 7:19 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils List Of Hall Of Fame Candidates

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
NASCAR announced the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fourth induction class, and included among the diverse group are five newcomers.
Of the 25 nominees, 20 return from last year’s group. Five are first-timers, and all vary in expertise:
NASCAR’s first treasurer and secretary Anne Bledsoe France, engine builder and [...]