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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Johnson Wins Martinsville, Takes Points Lead
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Jimmie Johnson edged closer to winning a sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday when he won the 500-lap race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the fourth of the season – and first in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship – for the Hendrick Motorsports driver.
It allowed him to move to the top of [...]

Sun, 10/28/12 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Moves In On Championship, History
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Despite his worst qualifying effort of the season, NHRA Top Fuel point-leader Antron Brown is closing on the next milestone in drag racing’s “drive for diversity.”
Brown is poised to become the first African-American to win a major American auto racing season championship. Eight rounds of racing remain in the six-event [...]

Sun, 10/28/12 – 10:32 | Comments Off
Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Ryan Newman and Matt Borland first appeared on the NASCAR scene more than a decade ago they produced an on-track magic that caused nightmares for their competitors.
In five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons they totaled 12 victories, 37 poles, 52 top-5s and 83 top-10s. Newman became the second rookie to win the [...]

Sun, 10/28/12 – 8:56 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas
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Antron Brown and Spencer Massey have reduced Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher to the unusual role of Top Fuel “third wheel” after four rounds of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
But beware “The Sarge.” A seven-time world champion, Schumacher secured the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday as time trials concluded for the 12th annual [...]

Sun, 10/28/12 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Truckers Shake It Up On Martinsville Short Track
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Talladega Superspeedway is always cited as the wild card in a championship battle, but the tough, half-mile Martinsville Speedway proved Saturday it could overshadow the 2.66-mile track.
In Saturday’s Kroger 200, the historic, paperclip-shaped track caused a shakeup in the NASCAR Camping Work Truck Series standings that kept [...]

Sat, 10/27/12 – 18:32 | Comments Off
‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas
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Mike Neff raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Neff paced [...]

Sat, 10/27/12 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Johnson: Drivers ‘Wired’ To Make Iffy Decisions
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Friday he believes a change is coming in how NASCAR deals with drivers that may have a concussion.
“We know that a series of concussions within a short period of time is very dangerous and we need to keep our sport safe,” [...]

Sat, 10/27/12 – 7:03 | Comments Off
Johnson To Start Martinsville From Pole
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With a lap at 97.598 mph in Friday afternoon’s time trials at the .526-mile short track, Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500.
Johnson will start 31 positions ahead of Chase leader Brad Keselowski, who qualified 32nd at 96.015 mph. In winning his third Coors light pole award at Martinsville, Johnson edged [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers has a nine-race NASCAR Sprint Cup deal with Michael Waltrip Racing for 2013, but the North Carolina driver said Friday he’s open-minded about driving for teams in other series.
This year Vickers has competed in seven Sprint Cup races for MWR and has piloted a Ferrari in selected events in the [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 17:37 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Says Bernard Has Not Been Fired
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The INDYCAR Series on Friday denied reports that CEO Randy Bernard has been fired.
“Randy has not been fired,” INDYCAR spokesperson Amy Konrath told on Friday afternoon. “His employment status has not changed.”
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported earlier in the day that “sources familiar with the situation” said that Bernard [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 16:44 | Comments Off