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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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Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship
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By Reid Spencer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle changed dramatically with a wreck involving the two series leaders, Timothy Peters held off John Hunter Nemechek to win Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Peters beat Nemechek to the checkered flag by .309 seconds to record […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship
Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson won’t win a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but he’s sure making things interesting for the remaining handful of drivers still in contention for the 2015 crown.
Johnson, who was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the first round of the series’ cut-down […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Johnson Puts More Pressure On Title Chasers
Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
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Tommy Johnson Jr. checked-off the first item on his long-shot laundry list in pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship Friday when he raced to the provisional pole during qualifications for the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a track-record 1,000-foot performance of 3.917-seconds at 324.67 […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Steps Up Pursuit Of Funny Car Championship
Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jerry Savoie’s quixotic quest for the 2015 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider’s title resumes Friday during the 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, where the colorful-and-quotable Louisiana alligator farmer is conceding nothing to multiple world champions Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.
Hines trailered Savoie in the final round at the most […]

Fri, 11/13/15 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Savoie Hopes To Ride ‘Moto-Scooter’ Past Big Boys
Jimmie The Spoiler Turned Heat Up For Phoenix
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway officially has fallen into the dog-bites-man category, with Sunday’s 11th annual AAA Texas 500 the latest example.
On a day when pole-sitter Brad Keselowski led a record 312 of 334 laps, Johnson pulled off the winning pass with four […]

Thu, 11/12/15 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Jimmie The Spoiler Turned Heat Up For Phoenix
Kyle Busch Out To Do A Rewrite On Chase Script
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Conspiracy theorists have speculated about scripted finishes to NASCAR races _ you know, results a little too goody-two-shoes-to-be-true _ dating to Richard Petty’s 200th win at Daytona International Speedway three decades ago.
For those NASCAR fans born pre-internet, Petty posted his landmark (and last) Sprint Cup Series […]

Mon, 11/9/15 – 13:18 | One Comment
Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski appeared to be shaking off a 30-race funk, stepping out of Team Penske teammate Joey Logano’s shadow and earning a berth in the Chase’s final four in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
But with four laps to go and having led 312 laps, Keselowski was […]

Sun, 11/8/15 – 18:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Scuttles Keselowski’s Big Day In Texas
Gordon’s Goal: To Ride Off Into Sunset At Very Top
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FORT WORTH, Texas – In a sport where sentiment is tantamount to weakness, it suddenly has become OK to believe in Jeff Gordon and the power of magic.
Even throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage area, home to testosterone-fueled egos, it truly is  cool to think that Sir Jeff can crank-out one last championship hurrah […]

Sun, 11/8/15 – 9:56 | One Comment
Keselowski Wins Texas XFINITY Race
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Brad Keselowski passed leader Autsin Dillon with 11 laps to go and hung on to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 34th of the Team Penske driver’s career in the series. It was his second win of the season and second at TMS’s 1.5-mile quad-oval.
“Kind of a funky race […]

Sat, 11/7/15 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Texas XFINITY Race
For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing are poised to play underdog at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, and perhaps all the way into NASCAR’s Championship 4.
Truex sits third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship point-standings heading into Sunday’s 11th annual AAA Texas 500 […]

Sat, 11/7/15 – 16:11 | Comments Off on For Truex, The Race For Respect Rages On