Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:27 | No Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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Capps, Beckman on Verge of Living Their Dreams
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jack Beckman was 7-years-old when he attended his first drag race.
Ron Capps was in the womb.
Thousands of time-slips later, fate has returned the Don Schumacher Racing teammates to their Southern California roots, where one will emerge Sunday as 2012 NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Yeah, interesting stuff,” said Beckman, driver of [...]

Fri, 11/9/12 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Johnson, Hines Lead Qualifying At Rain-Plagued Pomona
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Allen Johnson and Andrew Hines were the qualifying leaders in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively, Thursday as the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals got under way at historic Auto Club Raceway.
But the opening session for the Top Fuel cars was washed out by persistent afternoon rain showers. Qualifying will continue [...]

Thu, 11/8/12 – 21:22 | Comments Off
Unfortunately For Hamlin, Chase Down To Two
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent

PHOENIX, Ariz. – By the time Denny Hamlin got to Phoenix, he thought he would be rising up the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup leaderboard.
Hamlin instead has gone backward, free-falling from No. 3 and 20 points back in the Chase to No. 7, 73 points behind series leader Jimmie Johnson entering Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 [...]

Thu, 11/8/12 – 11:54 | Comments Off
Two To Go: Chase Is Taking On A Testy Sizzle
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – A line of respect between Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson was drawn on Lap 327 of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where “Bad Brad” reiterated that as NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup begins to heat-up, he won’t back down.
Befitting his status as [...]

Wed, 11/7/12 – 8:28 | Comments Off
A Bounce-Back Championship Would Be A Biggie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Who knows which moment or race or Chase will end up defining Jimmie Johnson’s driving career: The guy looks capable of having one of the longest periods of peak performance in all of sports history.
But a candidate for Johnson’s defining moment has emerged this fall. His run to and through [...]

Tue, 11/6/12 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Grabs Win, Pads Points Lead At Texas
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Jimmie Johnson passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the first lap of a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Keselowski, who started the race – the eighth of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff – two points behind leader [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 19:12 | Comments Off
Johnson Has One Huge Advantage In This Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talent? Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson both have shelves stacked full of that. Great equipment? The two drivers leading the point standings are well-stocked there as well. Wrenchers? Chad Knaus is this era’s Spanner Boy but Paul Wolfe’s is builing a nice reputation of his own and may just be [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Harvick Puts Beating On Texas Nationwide Field
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Kevin Harvick easily won Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver crossed the finish line 1.628 seconds ahead of 18-year-old Ryan Blaney, who made the most of a pit stop for tires on Lap 178 of the 200-lap event.
Polesitter Kyle Busch finished third.
Ricky Stenhouse [...]

Sun, 11/4/12 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Sauter Chickens Out At Texas Motor Speedway
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s season of disappointing double-digit results in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series does not include the two races run at Texas Motor Speedway.
When he races at TMS, Sauter conveniently develops a case of “Romnesia.”
“I’m worried about Tuesday and Mitt Romney winning (the presidential election)…that’s [...]

Sat, 11/3/12 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Sauter Sweeps; Dillon Trims Points Lead at Texas
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Johnny Sauter passed Parker Kligerman with 10 laps left and went on to win Friday night’s Winstar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sauter, both of whose 2012 victories have come at TMS,  finished 2.199 seconds ahead of second-place Kligerman.
Nelson Piquet Jr. ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and [...]

Sat, 11/3/12 – 7:15 | Comments Off