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Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:06 | Comments Off on Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball
Hamlin Injures Knee Playing Basketball

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Joe Gibbs Racing said Wednesday that driver Denny Hamlin suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee while playing basketballTuesday night.
Hamlin had a MRI this morning to confirm the diagnosis and has been evaluated by the medical team at OrthoCarolina.
He has received the medical clearance necessary to continue racing activities and is expected […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 7:10 | Comments Off on 500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing
500 Victor Edwards: Tough Racing’s Good Racing

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Carl Edwards overcame a two-lap deficit to record his first-ever Bojangles Southern 500 victory in a Darlington Raceway event that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said placed NASCAR at a bigger crossroads than most people realize.
“I think this is the opportunity for the sport to […]

Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are facing a tough, slippery Darlington Raceway this Labor Day weekend with less downforce on their cars and most believe it’s the right way to go to improve the racing.
“Losing grip is usually a good thing for our racing,” Brad Keselowski said Saturday after winning the pole […]

Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over
Gordon’s Romance With Lady In Black Almost Over

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – For more than two decades Jeff Gordon has had an annual date with the Lady in Black – aka Darlington Raceway – and most of the time the treacherous ol’ gal and her young suitor have enjoyed their dance.
In 34 races, Gordon has collected seven victories on […]

Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington
Keselowski Earns Cup Pole At Darlington

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
DARLINGTON, S.C. – With two races left before the start of the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski got the momentum builder he needed with Saturday’s pole-winning effort at Darlington Raceway.
“Boy, this feels good,” said Keselowski, who toured the treacherous 1.366-mile Lady in Black in 27.492 seconds (178.874 mph) […]

Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
Friday, 4 Sep, 2015 – 18:51 | One Comment
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]

JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 7:22 | Comments Off on JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol
JGR’s Qualifying Rampage Continues At Bristol

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Joe Gibbs Racing swept the top three spots in Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week on Friday.
Denny Hamlin drove his No. 11 JGR Toyota around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) on Friday to win the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race (on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET).
Hamlin edged Kyle […]

Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 6:50 | Comments Off on Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
BRISTOL, Tenn.  – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom.
In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at the .533-mile short track, Busch finished .427 seconds ahead of Kyle […]