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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

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Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Wet-and-cold weather barely fit for waterfowl, much less NASCAR racing, forced postponement of Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series season has been rescheduled for Monday, with the green flag now set to drop at 11 a.m. (CDT). […]

Sun, 04/6/14 – 19:27 | Comments Off on Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Like any championship-caliber sports organization, Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t believe in rebuilding. Stewart-Haas Racing reloads.
SHR’s revised four-car lineup began reintroducing itself to NASCAR Nation last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where newcomer Kurt Busch ended a maddening, 83-race winless streak with a victory in the STP 500.
Saturday […]

Sat, 04/5/14 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
Chase Elliott Makes Some Noise Of His Own
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Chase Elliott’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway resonated all the way back to Dawsonville, Ga., where the siren that announced each of his daddy’s 44 Sprint Cup Series victories woke up the echoes of “Awesome Bill” late Friday night…and certainly a few […]

Sat, 04/5/14 – 7:25 | One Comment
Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Looking to avoid the possibility of a repeat of the blowout issues that factored into the outcome of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 last month, Goodyear has mounted-and-aired-up its Zone Tread compound at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500.
And Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano says it couldn’t hurt.
“I don’t really […]

Fri, 04/4/14 – 21:04 | One Comment
Todd In, Grubnic Out At Kalitta
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J.R. Todd will continue as fulltime driver of the Optima Batteries Top Fuel dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports beginning with the next event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., April 11-13.
Team-owner/crew chief and drag racing icon Connie Kalitta got […]

Fri, 04/4/14 – 7:17 | One Comment
Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire will make its competitive debut on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quadoval during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500.
The multi-zone tread concept, combining two distinct rubber compounds on the same right-side tire, was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Kansas […]

Thu, 04/3/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the checkered flag waved Sunday on Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Kurt Busch felt a sharp chill go through his body that he had done it, he was back, and he was a winner for the first time in two years.
The self-proclaimed “Outlaw” had snapped an 83-race […]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Crafton Gets Rain-Delayed Trucks Victory In Martinsville
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Matt Crafton beat polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line to win the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The race ended in near darkness and under yellow because of a last-lap accident.
The reigning series champion sealed the victory on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish in […]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Crafton Gets Rain-Delayed Trucks Victory In Martinsville
Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
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Female drivers Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
It was the second time that two female […]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief […]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick