Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Q & A: A Winning Press Conference
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The following is the complete, unedited transcript from the post-race press conference with 2012 champion Brad Keselowski, team owner Roger Penske and crew chief Paul Wolfe:
ROGER PENSKE: First I want to thank the media and obviously all the fans that turn out for these races for 38, 39 weekends around the country and all [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 21:42 | Comments Off
Cheers! Keselowski Wins 2012 Cup Championship
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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