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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Ragan Earns First Pole Of His Cup Career
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Fort Worth, Texas – David Ragan apparently planted the seeds for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole one month ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“First thing is that I wasn’t backwards coming off Turn 2 like I was at Vegas, so that helped,” said Ragan, shortly after earning P1 for the Samsung Mobile […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Ragan Earns First Pole Of His Cup Career
Edwards On NNS Pole At TMS
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Carl Edwards won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Edwards turned a fast lap at 178.938 mph in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion.
Second fastest was Brad Keselowski, the defending series champion, in a Penske Racing Dodge. His top lap was at 178.743 mph.
Starting third tonight will […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 17:02 | Comments Off on Edwards On NNS Pole At TMS
Pedley: Junior Is Just Never Going To Be Senior
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As much as many fans want Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be Dale Earnhardt Sr., it has become quite clear that that is not in the offing.
There has never been any evidence that the son possessed the same qualities in a Sprint Cup car as the did the father and it […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 16:22 | 8 Comments
Garcia, Spirit Of Daytona On Grand-Am Pole
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Antonio Garcia ran a lap of 101.368 mph (1:21.682) in the Spirit of Daytona Racing entry in Friday’s qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park to capture the pole for Saturday’s Porsche 250.
It was the first career pole in the Rolex Grand-Am Racing Series for Garcia, Spirit of Daytona Racing and the Coyote chassis.
“This is my fourth […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Garcia, Spirit Of Daytona On Grand-Am Pole
New Season, Same Old Situation For Kenseth
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Mr. Consistency is up to his old ways and off to a solid start in 2011.
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth arrived at Texas Motor Speedway this week with three top-10 finishes in the first six races of the season and holding down ninth place in the points.
Even better, […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 7:42 | Comments Off on New Season, Same Old Situation For Kenseth
Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s the old “not the best of circumstances” circumstance for veteran road racer Simon Pagenaud, but he’ll take it.
Pagenaud, a Frenchman who is a reigning American Le Mans Series champion, will make is IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Honda Grand Peix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park […]

Fri, 04/8/11 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
Hood: Greetings From The Adult Version Of Disney World
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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West Palm Beach, Fla. – The second weekend of April traditionally offers an abundant supply of sports-related opportunities for sports junkies.
That was certainly the case for me as I checked the calendar and began making my plans for this weekend, fully realizing the azaleas and dogwoods would be near full-bloom […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 20:16 | Comments Off on Hood: Greetings From The Adult Version Of Disney World
NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – During a visit to Kansas Speedway this week, Greg Biffle issued an off-the-cuff plea. Don’t repave the track, he said of the place where he has won twice in the last five years.
The plea likely comes too late.
Last year, RacinToday reported that Kansas officials were seeking […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 20:01 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Biffle Would Veto Kansas’ Repave
The Champ Was Right To Plead For Transparency
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR circuit gets to work today at Texas Motor Speedway it’ll be interesting to see whether the pit-road-speeding issue dies down or gains steam and produces a positive result for drivers, fans and the media.
In the closing laps at Martinsville last week, the five-time and defending Sprint Cup […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Champ Was Right To Plead For Transparency
Starr Finally To Get A Starring Roll In NASCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – David Starr’s Texas-sized heart will be beating a whole lot faster on Friday afternoon, when the chance to realize his “childhood dream” finally will unfold at Texas Motor Speedway.
A longtime regular in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Starr will make his Sprint Cup Series debut with […]

Thu, 04/7/11 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Starr Finally To Get A Starring Roll In NASCAR