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The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

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Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
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Slumping Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
With a lap at 128.969 mph (14.878 seconds), Hamlin edged Kurt Busch (128.770 mph) for the top starting spot in Friday’s time trials for the 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The pole was Hamlin’s […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin said Friday Michael Waltrip Racing’s announcement 10 days ago that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full time in 2014 opened the door for him to join Stewart-Haas Racing for the season’s remainder, but Martin’s move won’t provide Vickers with the benefits he expected.
Instead of getting a head start […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Slightly more than a month ago, Stewart-Haas Racing told Ryan Newman it wouldn’t field a fourth team in 2014 and he needed to find another home, but that’s no longer the case, at least where a fourth team is concerned.
SHR Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 13:59 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch
Power Hopes That Sonoma Is Win Country
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Will Power says his winless IZOD IndyCar Series season is the product of a number of factors that have relegated him to wing-man for Team Penske teammate/point-leader Helio Castroneves.
Power sits 11th in the standings and 148 points behind Castroneves heading into Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in California’s wine […]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Power Hopes That Sonoma Is Win Country
Kyle Busch’s Late Move Is A Winner At Bristol
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Kyle Busch took advantage of a late caution to charge to his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.
Busch passed Ryan Blaney for the lead on the 195th of 200 laps around the .533-mile track. From there Busch had to hold off Timothy Peters. Busch and Peters came out […]

Thu, 08/22/13 – 6:45 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Late Move Is A Winner At Bristol
Kennedy Carries France Banner Onto The Track
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy’s mom is arguably the most powerful female in motorsports.
But that fact likely went unnoticed to many race fans when the 21-year-old showed up at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier today to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.
Lesa France Kennedy, a member of NASCAR’s board […]

Wed, 08/21/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Kennedy Carries France Banner Onto The Track
Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jim France looked to be in a good mood as he walked the paddocks at Kansas Speedway after Saturday night’s debut Grand-Am Rolex Series race at the facility. He looked like a politician in an election year as he smiled, patted backs and shook hands with […]

Tue, 08/20/13 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Kansas A Battleground In The Fight Over ‘Rovals’
Castrol And John Force Parting Ways
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Long-time sponsor Castrol announced Tuesday that it will sever its ties with the NHRA’s John Force Racing operation following the 2014 season. The announcement will end a relationship that stretches back almost 30 years.
“John Force has been the ultimate ambassador for the Castrol brand and we are grateful for his passion and dedication,” said Rich […]

Tue, 08/20/13 – 7:52 | 6 Comments
Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14
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Mark Martin will fill in for injured Tony Stewart and drive the No. 14 Stewart- Haas Racing Chevrolet it was announced on Monday. Martin will drive in the rest of the Cup races with the exception of the one at Talladega, where Austin Dillon will be in the car.
Stewart, who suffered a broken leg in […]

Mon, 08/19/13 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Out For Season; Martin To Drive No. 14
Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan
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Joey Logano buzzed past a fuel-less Mark Martin for the lead with four laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for Logano, who moved to Penske Racing from Joe Gibbs Racing, for the 2013 season. It came […]

Sun, 08/18/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off on Logano Gets Penske A Cup Victory In Michigan