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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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Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Erica Enders opens the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway in a very enviable position – atop the point standings and as Pro Stock’s defending champion.
With six victories on the season, she and her Elite Motorsports team are brimming with confidence. They enter the NHRA Carolina […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Enders In Prime Position As Countdown Begins
Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson was given an out during a break in Wednesday’s Sprint Cup Series open test at Kansas Speedway when he was asked his mediocre showings in races the last three months were the result of getting ready for the Chase playoffs.
The six-time Cup champ passed, […]

Fri, 09/18/15 – 9:41 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Summertime Blues Are Over
Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a highly-paid NASCAR driver, Brad Keselowski knows when to pound the gas pedal, when to tap the brakes and when to get diplomatic. During a break in testing at Kansas Speedway on Wednesday, a question about the current Chase format sent the former Sprint Cup […]

Thu, 09/17/15 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wants To Win His Way To Title No. 2
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
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Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

Wed, 09/16/15 – 16:53 | One Comment
McMurray Finally Gets His Due
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Jamie McMurray was pulling off his helmet and climbing out of his car in Victory Lane after winning at Charlotte in 2002 in just his second Sprint Cup start, NASCAR fans and competitors had to be thinking they were watching a star being born.
Young, good looking, contagious charm and […]

Sun, 09/13/15 – 9:00 | Comments Off on McMurray Finally Gets His Due
Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Joe Gibbs Racing enters the Chase having won eight of the last 11 races, the favorite to walk off with the 2015 title, but when the season began it was a bleak time for the organization.
Kyle Bush was sidelined in February with a broken right leg […]

Sun, 09/13/15 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Gibbs Racing Begins Chase In Position Of Power
Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
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Kasey Kahne swore on Friday that despite have a season that is sort of un-Kahne-like and definitely un-Hendrick Motorsports-like and absolutely in need of an 11th-hour miracle to salvage a playoff berth, everthing’s cool.
“I’ve been really calm,” Kahne said prior to the first practice of the weekend for Saturday night’s Chase to the Chase finale at […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kahne Sounding Oddly Meh On An All-Important Weekend
The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Seizing every opportunity is critical to one’s success in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, but before the 16-driver field is set one more obstacle must be cleared – Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Eleven drivers already are guaranteed berths in the field via one […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 7:40 | Comments Off on The Chase Puzzle To Be Untangled Saturday Night
Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
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Chase Elliott was first off pit road under caution on Lap 218 of 250 and held the top spot the rest of the way in breaking a 39-race XFINITY Series winless streak on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Elliott’s victory trimmed his deficit to 21 points behind series leader Chris Buescher, who finished 10th. Elliott’s […]

Sat, 09/12/15 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
Logano On Pole At Richmond
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Joey Logano collected his second straight Sprint Cup Series pole at Richmond International Raceway Friday when he logged the fastest lap for Saturday night’s final race before the start of the Chase playoffs.
With a lap at 21.349 seconds, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his fifth pole of the season.
Logano, who won the pole earlier […]

Fri, 09/11/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Logano On Pole At Richmond