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Pedley: Stewart Showing Points System Is Half Bad
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 17:14 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Stewart Showing Points System Is Half Bad

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Second Day Lede
Some random thoughts on the third-to-last – and possibly most bizarre – week of the Sprint Cup season:
Tony Stewart has won half of the eight Chase races and he’s still second in points to Carl Edwards who has won zero Chase races and just one race the [...]

Sturbin: Stewart Is Only Worried About Stewart
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 10:13 | One Comment
Sturbin: Stewart Is Only Worried About Stewart

FORT WORTH, Texas – On his way down pit road to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday evening, Tony Stewart rolled to a halt at the sight of Carl Edwards. NASCAR’s championship protagonists briefly exchanged smiles and words before tapping hands in a sign of mutual respect.
“I just told him, ‘Good job,’ ” Edwards [...]

Stewart’s Chase Rampage Continues At Texas
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Chase Rampage Continues At Texas

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Tony Stewart ’s mad dash through the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship continued on Sunday when he won the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth through eight Chase races for Stewart. And the victory came in convincing fashion as he led 173 of 334 laps.
The [...]

Kenny Wallace Defends Lame Duck Cup Drivers
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 17:59 | 3 Comments
Kenny Wallace Defends Lame Duck Cup Drivers

FORT WORTH, Texas – Veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace has rallied to the defense of lame duck Sprint Cup drivers David Reutimann and David Ragan, whose sponsorship woes have them scrambling for fulltime rides in 2012.
“I’m just absolutely shocked with all these Cup drivers losing their rides, and they’re winning drivers,” Wallace said Saturday at [...]

Race Day: Is The Chase A Duet Or A Quintet?
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Race Day: Is The Chase A Duet Or A Quintet?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
If you believe the hype coming into today’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, there are only two drivers left in contention for this year’s championship. But who believes that hype?
Counting today’s race, there are three events left in the season. And there are five drivers [...]

Busch Issues Public Apology
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 20:56 | One Comment
Busch Issues Public Apology

Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend by NASCAR after having wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, issued a public apology on Saturday night.
The apology, issued in a statement reads:
“To all,
I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to [...]

Busch May Learn Lesson That ‘Karma’s A Bitch’
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 14:39 | 7 Comments
Busch May Learn Lesson That ‘Karma’s A Bitch’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – The hangover from Kyle Busch’s lost weekend at Texas Motor Speedway could carry over into early next week, as officials from NASCAR and Joe Gibbs Racing mull the fate of stock-car racing’s pre-eminent Bad Boy.
NASCAR announced Saturday morning it had barred Busch, 26, from competing in [...]

Bromberg: NASCAR Has A Consistency Problem
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 11:04 | 9 Comments
Bromberg: NASCAR Has A Consistency Problem

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Hey Jamie McMurray, it’s a good thing that you tried to wreck Brian Vickers last weekend. If your actions had transpired at Texas Motor Speedway, you might have gotten suspended.
With the announcement of Kyle Busch’s suspension for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race and Saturday’s Nationwide Series [...]

NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS

FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR officials came down hard on Kyle Busch on Saturday morning for his part in an ugly incident which occurred during Friday night’s Camping World race at Texas Motor
Speedway.
Busch’s weekend is over. He will be parked for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race, today’s practices and also for Saturday’s Nationwide race, NASCAR [...]

Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 22:49 | Comments Off
Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack

Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Biffle, a non-Chase driver, won the pole with a lap at 193.736 mph.
Roush Fenway’s David Ragan posted a lap at 193.729 mph to qualify second fastest.
Matt Kenseth gave Roush Fenway a 1-2-3 sweep as [...]