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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t win his first Sprint Cup championship this season but he will head into the off season with at least four race victories.
Earnhardt, who was bumped from the Chase last week when he failed to advance to the Eliminator Round of the series playoffs, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon [...]

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Hagan On Top As NHRA Returns To Atlanta
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Matt Hagan ended a 29-race drought from the top of Funny Car’s qualifying order by racing to the No. 1 position Friday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Saturday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row
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Kurt Busch earned his first pole of the season when he had the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Busch’s lap in his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was at a track record 181.918 mph.
Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was second fastest in the session [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Completes Rookie Test At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program during a test Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion reached a top speed of 218.210 mph in a car without fenders.
“Pinch me, I am like a kid in a candy store,” Busch said after [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Penalties issued to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth were scaled back significantly by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday.
Almost every penalty issued to the team was rescinded or reduced.
The penalties were issued after Kenseth’s Kansas Speedway race-winning car was found to have [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 15:48 | Comments Off
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Building Cool Cars, Rabid Following
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” reality series dealing with an acute case of repeat episode withdrawal need to stay the course. Plenty of new shows are in the pipeline, beginning on June 10.
Co-stars Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman and the crew at Gas Monkey [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 7:01 | 12 Comments
Entries For Indy 500 Announced
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Three-time winners Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among drivers named to 33 entries filed for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti and Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Castroneves of Team Penske are former winners assigned [...]

Tue, 05/7/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Dark Forces Again Plague Racing At Talladega
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talladega Superspeedway, some say, is haunted. Seriously. Competitors and even track workers have been known to see things that aren’t there and hear things that don’t make sounds around the place that is said to be built on ground deemed scared by Native Americans.
And to be sure, things which defy [...]

Mon, 05/6/13 – 9:46 | One Comment
Ragan Wins Rain-, Wreck-Plagued Talladega Race
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David Ragan was the surprise winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed, wreck-marred Aarons 499 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Ragan took the lead on the lead on the final lap and got his first Talladega victory.
His Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland was second.
Third was Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing. Rounding out the top five [...]

Sun, 05/5/13 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Wins With Late Pass In Brazil
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James Hinchcliffe overtook Takuma Sato in the final turn of the final lap to win the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 by .3463 of a second.
Hinchcliffe, who won the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., and did not finish the past two races because of contact in the No. 27 car, earned his second career victory [...]

Sun, 05/5/13 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Goes To Victory Lane At Talladega
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Regan Smith took the lead on the final 400 yards of a green/white/checkered-flag finish and won Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway as a last-lap multicar wreck erupted behind him.
Smith was the leader at the previous scoring loop when NASCAR called the seventh and final caution an instant before the cars [...]

Sat, 05/4/13 – 20:08 | Comments Off