Thu, 1/12/16 – 17:12 | No Comment

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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Logano Claims Nationwide Pole
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday’s O’Reilly 300 Nationwide Series race when he turned a qualifying lap at 185.663 mph at Texas Motor Speedway.
The pole was the third of the season for Logano in the series. He also was fastest qualifier at Auto Club Speedway and Nashville.
“It’s good,” Logano said of his car. […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Logano Claims Nationwide Pole
Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne
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Fort Worth, Texas – The co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports fully expects lame duck NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne to fulfill his contract with the Ford Racing team in 2010.
“Not only do I expect that, the one thing that I do know well is what a gentleman Kasey Kahne is,” Foster Gillett, son […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 13:38 | Comments Off on Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne
Martin Vows To Drive in 2012
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Tex. – Mark Martin isn’t ready to hang up his helmet just yet.
Kasey Kahne was named earlier this week as driver of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet, beginning in 2012. That ride is currently occupied by Martin.
But the 51-year-old Martin said today at Texas Motor Speedway that he […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 12:08 | Comments Off on Martin Vows To Drive in 2012
Nur Ali Has Come A Long Way In Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – When Barkat and Farida Ali touched-down with their family at DFW Airport in 1983, son Nur already was fluent in German, Urdu and Hindi.
That won’t get an 8-year-old boy very far on the streets of Fort Worth, the city that proudly proclaims it is “Where the […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 11:43 | 3 Comments
Woody: Kahne Fast Off Track Too
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s something odd about this week’s announcement that Kasey Kahne is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports to drive for Hendrick Motorsports.
Kasey can’t get in a Hendrick car until the 2012 season. Hendrick has four drivers signed through 2011, and four is the max permitted by NASCAR.
Since Kahne can’t join Hendrick until […]

Fri, 04/16/10 – 6:31 | Comments Off on Woody: Kahne Fast Off Track Too
Piquet Loving Life In The Land Of Opportunity
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – The Americanization of Nelson Piquet Jr. continues in a stock car this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Brazilian with the famous surname is attempting to distance himself from an international scandal.
Piquet Jr., son of three-time Formula One World Driving Champion Nelson Piquet, is scheduled […]

Thu, 04/15/10 – 17:28 | One Comment
Minter: Martin Becomes Lame Duck
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If all the facts in the  Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports are as they seem, Mark Martin will be in a mighty awkward spot next year.
Kahne has been signed by Hendrick to drive the No. 5 car, the one Martin’s now in, beginning in 2012. But he’s going to be […]

Thu, 04/15/10 – 8:53 | One Comment
Woody: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
We’ve been saying it for the past three years:
Surely Jimmie Johnson can’t win ANOTHER championship.
And for the past three years we’ve been wrong.
I didn’t say it at the start of this season – three strikeouts is enough to button most any sportswriter’s mouth – but deep down I admit I thought […]

Thu, 04/15/10 – 6:29 | Comments Off on Woody: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One
Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The deal to bring Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports is so full of holes that if it could walk, it would whistle.
No employer in any other line of work would dare offer a prospective employee the kind of incomplete deal Rick Hendrick is offering Kahne. And any employee who would […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Pedley: Faith Brings Kahne to HMS
HMS Talks About Kahne Deal
Hendrick Motorsports on Wednesday issued the following press release on the subject of Kashey Kahne signing to drive for the team:
Beginning with the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports after signing a long-term contract with the organization.
Mark Martin, 51, the current driver of Hendrick […]

Wed, 04/14/10 – 9:21 | Comments Off on HMS Talks About Kahne Deal