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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid […]

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Road Weary Truckers Hit Texas Chasing Title
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Erik Jones admittedly is a little sleep-deficient these days, and Matt Crafton can commiserate.  The two-time/reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton knows the road to the title winds through Insomnia, USA.
“I know how it was trying to win my first championship…just sleepless nights,” Crafton said during a press conference […]

Fri, 11/6/15 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Road Weary Truckers Hit Texas Chasing Title
Appeals Denied: Kenseth Pulled From Cup Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth lost a pair of appeal rulings on his NASCAR-imposed suspension Thursday, black-flagging his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR suspended Kenseth on Tuesday from participating in the Chase for the Sprint Cup races at […]

Thu, 11/5/15 – 19:30 | 2 Comments
Kenseth Parked By NASCAR
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NASCAR has suspended Matt Kenseth for two races, the sanctioning body announced Tuesday evening.
The suspension was levied because NASCAR believes that Kenseth wrecked Joey Logano during last Sunday’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway on purpose.
Joe Gibbs Racing released a statement that indicated driver it will appeal the penalty to the driver […]

Tue, 11/3/15 – 18:30 | 2 Comments
Winner Gordon Revels In His ‘Rock Star Moment’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway’s victory lane, but perhaps his ninth trip in Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will be among his sweetest.
With his first victory this season and the 93rd of his illustrious career, Gordon has guaranteed himself a position in the […]

Mon, 11/2/15 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Winner Gordon Revels In His ‘Rock Star Moment’
Brown, Enders Crowned Champs
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Antron Brown and Erica Enders joined the elite list of multiple NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champions Sunday during the 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brown claimed his second Top Fuel world championship when he advanced one round farther than rival […]

Mon, 11/2/15 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Brown, Enders Crowned Champs
Kenseth Dumps Logano; Did What Went Around Come Back Around?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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James Brown once sang in his angry classic, The Big Payback, “Get ready that’s a fact, Get ready you Mother for the big payback.”
Joey Logano succumbed to the big payback during Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway with just under 50 laps to go and while in the […]

Sun, 11/1/15 – 19:01 | One Comment
Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
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Jeff Gordon will head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway later this month with a chance to win his fifth championship and in his final season as a driver.
That, thanks to winning Sunday’s Chase Eliminator Round-opening race at Martinsville Speedway.
Gordon got the win by avoiding a series of late race wrecks – […]

Sun, 11/1/15 – 17:36 | Comments Off on Gordon Wins M’ville, Earns Shot At Championship
Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano has yet to win a race at the tough Martinsville Speedway, but with the momentum the Team Penske driver possesses, Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 could be the one he checks off his list.
A victory Sunday would make Logano the first driver to win […]

Sun, 11/1/15 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Logano Can Make Personal, Professional History
Brown, Enders Can Clinch In Vegas
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Top Fuel driver Antron Brown and Pro Stock racer Erica Enders moved closer to their second world championships after qualifying No. 1 Saturday during time trials for the 15th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their […]

Sun, 11/1/15 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Brown, Enders Can Clinch In Vegas
Crafton Back In Groove, Contention In Truck Series
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Matt Crafton’s bid to win a third straight Camping World Truck Series championship took a needed step forward on Saturday when he won at Martinsville Speedway.
He won the race by .396 seconds over second place John Hunter Nemechek.
The victory was the fifth of the season for Crafton and allowed him to trim 13 points from […]

Sat, 10/31/15 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Crafton Back In Groove, Contention In Truck Series