Sat, 18/10/14 – 18:58 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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Kids Running Wild At Rockingham
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Youth was served on Saturday at Rockingham Speedway, a facility chock full of rich, racing history.
Twenty-year-old phenom Kyle Larson carved up the rugged 1.017-mile oval like a seasoned pro to pace the 36 drivers who turned laps during opening practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 [...]

Sat, 04/13/13 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Johnson Rivalry Got Hot In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson says his NASCAR championship rivalry with Brad Keselowski  –heightened during last fall’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway – now has reached the point of recycling.
“Absolutely, I want to crush him,” Johnson said Friday at TMS, site of Saturday night’s NRA 500. “I [...]

Sat, 04/13/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins No. 6 At Texas Motor Speedway
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch rushed through his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole-award winning duties, changed uniforms at warp speed and wolfed down a meal before settling into his office for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The harried result? A record-setting sixth series victory in the [...]

Sat, 04/13/13 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Kyle Is The Top Busch At Texas Sprint Cup Qualifying
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Kyle Busch took advantage of the late draw and stole the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race from brother Kurt Busch by .086 seconds.
Kyle toured the 1.5-mile intermediate speedway in a track-record 27.509 seconds (196.299 mph) in winning his second Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Texas and the 12th [...]

Fri, 04/12/13 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Briscoe Hitches Ride For Indy
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Veteran open-wheel driver Ryan Briscoe will return to the IZOD IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for the 97th edition of next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Briscoe will drive the No. 8 Honda-powered Dallara with primary sponsorship from NTT DATA, a global IT services provider, in a one-off ride on May 26. Last year, Briscoe qualified [...]

Fri, 04/12/13 – 15:40 | Comments Off
TMS Officials Brush Aside NRA Controversy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ With the exception of a U.S. senator from Connecticut, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says there is no controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s title sponsorship of Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race here.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy has sent a letter to News Corp. media mogul Rupert Murdoch requesting [...]

Fri, 04/12/13 – 15:21 | 2 Comments
NASCAR To See If Gen-6 Cars Mesh With Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – When NASCAR’s Gen-6 race cars finally are fully-sorted, they’ll be branded as “Texas Tough.”
On-track teething of the Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry continued Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s NRA 500, Race No. 7 of the Sprint Cup Series schedule. [...]

Thu, 04/11/13 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]

Wed, 04/10/13 – 20:05 | 2 Comments
Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Entering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season the motorsports community pointed to the demanding Martinsville Speedway as possibly Danica Patrick’s biggest challenge in her rookie year.
The flat, half-mile, paper-clipped short track had been the nightmare for many drivers, both rookies and veterans, throughout its storied history. [...]

Mon, 04/8/13 – 8:18 | One Comment
Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson
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Allen Johnson raced to the Pro Stock victory Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals and claimed more than $100,000 during the weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Johnson, who won the $50,000 K&N [...]

Mon, 04/8/13 – 8:07 | Comments Off