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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship
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Those who thought that Brad Keselowski would crack in the season-ending Sprint Cup race and somehow blow the 20-point lead he possessed when the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway started on Sunday, whiffed.
Instead, it was five-time  champion Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team that succumbed to the pressures as late-race [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 18:14 | Comments Off
The Future Will Push The Past Aside Today
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson insisted Thursday that he just has this feeling that somehow, some way, he will win his sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday. Can’t explain it, he said.
Over in a publishing plant in Olathe, Kan., NASCAR guys this week were saying the same thing: Johnson picks up where he [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 10:19 | Comments Off
Kenseth Takes Last Look At Career With Roush
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Only Mark Martin’s departure from Roush Fenway Racing in 2006 has stirred more memories and emotions than the impending conclusion of Matt Kenseth’s tenure from the House that Jack Built.
Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be Kenseth’s career 472nd and last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 9:01 | 7 Comments
USGP Polesitter Vettel Charges Toward Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Formula One superstar Sebastian Vettel, whose meteoric career was launched in the United States five years ago, is poised to move closer to an historic third consecutive World Driving Championship at America’s latest/greatest motorsports venue.
Vettel will start Sunday’s inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Jr. Is NNS Champ; Smith Wins Homestead Race
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series championship by finishing sixth in the season-ending  race Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Regan Smith drove the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to victory, beating polesitter Kyle Busch to the finish line by 1.375 seconds.
Brendan Gaughan finished third in the race, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and [...]

Sat, 11/17/12 – 21:00 | Comments Off
France Dishes On Dirt, New Cars, Tweets, More
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s “cool factor,” its Gen 6 race car and the quality of racing were among myriad topics discussed by chairman/CEO Brian Z. France and Steve O’Donnell, the sanctioning body’s vice president of racing operations, during a press conference Saturday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Here is the complete transcript of what has [...]

Sat, 11/17/12 – 18:42 | Comments Off
James Buescher Is The 2012 Camping World Truck Series Champ
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James Buescher won the 2012 Camping World Truck Series championship Friday night with a 13th-place  finish in the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The championship was his first in the series and gave team owner Steve Turner of Turner Motorsports his first title.
Rookie Ty Dillon of Richard Childress was involved in a wreck with Kyle Larson with [...]

Fri, 11/16/12 – 22:19 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Pole; Keselowski To Start Third At Homestead
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Joey Logano may have knocked Brad Keselowski off the front row in Friday’s time trails at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but points leader Keselowski will still start ahead of Jimmie Johnson.
The last of 47 drivers to make a qualifying attempt, Logano circled the South Florida track in 30.672 seconds (176.056 mph) to claim the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Fri, 11/16/12 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Emotions Run High At HMS Press Conference
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – There was plenty of drama in a packed media center at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday afternoon as Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick discussed the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s retaliation against Clint Bowyer at the conclusion of last week’s race in Phoenix.
Gordon, who said he [...]

Fri, 11/16/12 – 17:55 | 2 Comments
End Of Season Could Be Start Of New RCR Era
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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If the skinny surrounding Kevin Harvick’s done-deal exit from Richard Childress Racing after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is true, RCR’s future definitely will be all about family.
Brothers Austin and Ty Dillon – grandsons of team-owner Childress – are in the formative stages of their respective NASCAR careers, and [...]

Fri, 11/16/12 – 15:26 | Comments Off