Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

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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Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville
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Denny Hamlin will race in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, his Joe Gibbs Racing team said in a press release Wednesday.
Hamlin missed last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr. [...]

Wed, 03/26/14 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Some Special Thoughts About A Special Person
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Throughout life there are certain people who touch your heart in a special way. Lynda Petty was one of those people.
In 1992 the paper I worked for assigned me to shadow the Petty family, specifically Richard, during his final season as a driver. Little did I know it was a [...]

Wed, 03/26/14 – 8:09 | 2 Comments
Petty Clan, NASCAR Loses A Queen
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Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, lost her long battle with cancer on Tuesday.
“On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer since condolences to the Petty Family regarding the loss of their beloved matriarch, Lynda Petty,” said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and CEO. [...]

Tue, 03/25/14 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Tue, 03/25/14 – 10:06 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Keeps Tires On Car, Wins Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch, who took the lead by passing brother Kurt Busch and Kurt’s boss Tony Stewart on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart, became the fifth winner in five Cup [...]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Gibbs Explains Hamlin’s Hospitalization
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing,answered questions about driver Denny Hamlin’s withdrawal from Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Here is a transcript of the meeting with the press.
J.D. GIBBS: “We have an issue with Denny Hamlin, I’m sure most of you all know, but he has a sinus infection and it’s affecting [...]

Sun, 03/23/14 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race
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Can’t-miss rookie Kyle Larson proved worthy of his description Saturday as he held off two of the best wheelmen in the business to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.
Larson, driving the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, beat back challenge after challenge at the 2-mile oval [...]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of [...]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
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Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked [...]

Fri, 03/21/14 – 20:13 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Thu, 03/20/14 – 16:43 | Comments Off