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A visibly shaken Tony Stewart addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was involved in a sprint car race incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York state.
Stewart read a prepared statement during a press conference in the media center at [...]

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Notes: Mistakes Will Separate Contenders In 2013 Chase
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, the top two drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, will shadow one another when the green flag waves over Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
Five-time Cup champion Johnson will roll off third for Sunday’s 334-lap event. Matt Kenseth will line [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 19:58 | Comments Off
Jeb Burton Trucks To TMS Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rookie Jeb Burton captured the pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 during Friday’s Pinnacle Propane Qualifying Days at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton (No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet) posted a lap of 181.129 miles per hour to earn his series-leading seventh pole of the season. It also is his third pole [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Edwards On Pole At TMS
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With chances for a Sprint Cup championship all but over, Carl Edwards hustled his way to the pole for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Edwards – 10th in the 13-driver Chase and 76 points behind the leaders – beat out fellow Ford driver, Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing, in [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Top Two Take Mean-And-Clean Racing To Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It was an unscripted moment that spoke volumes about the respectful rivalry simmering between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Deadlocked in points heading into Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Kenseth was asked Friday morning if he knew “what [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 15:49 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. To Drive For Furniture Row
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As expected, Furniture Row Racing announced Friday that veteran Martin Truex Jr. will drive the team’s Sprint Cup car next season.
Truex will fill the seat being vacated by Kurt Busch, a member of this year’s Chase, who is moving to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
“This is a big deal for me,” Truex said. “I’ve been impressed [...]

Fri, 11/1/13 – 10:04 | One Comment
Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton’s march toward his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship continued during a pair of practice sessions Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350.
Competing in his 13th season in the Truck Series, Crafton has forged a comfortable [...]

Thu, 10/31/13 – 20:54 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His breakthrough NASCAR victory was validated by a cell phone call from mom, a tweet from veteran driver Mark Martin and kudos from team-owner Joe Gibbs. And then there was the moment that Darrell Wallace Jr. only could imagine, and a message 50 years in the making for big-time stock [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Anne Fornoro Wins 2013 Chapman Award
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Anne Fornoro, who has worked with racing legend A.J. Foyt for almost three decades, has been announced as winner of the 2013 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It is named in memory of Chapman, [...]

Tue, 10/29/13 – 6:54 | One Comment
Matt Smith Rides Off With NHRA Bike Trophy
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Matt Smith joined his father as a 2013 NHRA world champion Sunday, when he won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Smith claimed his second PSM world championship on a day that saw John Force earn his record 16th Funny Car title [...]

Mon, 10/28/13 – 6:35 | Comments Off