Sun, 14/09/14 – 18:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s August race should be one of the 10 Chase races, not before it, says Kurt Busch and after Saturday’s 500-lap race most of those vying for a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs would probably agree.
By the time the checkered flag waved, Matt Kenseth had [...]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized
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Will Power capitalized on a bizarre pit road incident on the final green flag stop of the day and went on to win Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver.
“We’ve had a lot of hard [...]

Sun, 08/25/13 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Franchitti Hoping To End 2013 Slide In Sonoma
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nine different drivers have won IZOD IndyCar Series races through the first 14 events of 2013. With the season rapidly winding down, four-time series champion Dario Franchitti is aiming to become the 10th today at Sonoma Raceway.
Franchitti will chase career victory No. 32 from pole position during the 85-lap GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma after [...]

Sun, 08/25/13 – 12:16 | Comments Off
Kenseth Beats Back Kahne, Wins At Bristol
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Matt Kenseth broke out of a mini-slump Saturday night and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, but it gave him just his first top-12 finish in a month.
“I hope we’re back,” Kenseth, who led 149 of 500 [...]

Sat, 08/24/13 – 21:56 | Comments Off
Hamlin Forced Into New Role At Gibbs Racing
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin, who earned the pole for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, says the last nine races have been the worst of his career and now he must be a guinea pig for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates.
Since Michigan in June Hamlin has [...]

Sat, 08/24/13 – 17:47 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch won his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway short track Friday night.
The victory was his ninth of the season and the series-record 60th of his career.
In winning for the 15th time at Bristol across NASCAR’s top three series, Busch led 228 of 250 laps. The pole he won [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Hamlin Finds Groove In Bristol
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Slumping Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
With a lap at 128.969 mph (14.878 seconds), Hamlin edged Kurt Busch (128.770 mph) for the top starting spot in Friday’s time trials for the 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The pole was Hamlin’s [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Vickers’ Crew Chief To Defect To Stewart-Haas
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mark Martin said Friday Michael Waltrip Racing’s announcement 10 days ago that Brian Vickers would drive the No. 55 full time in 2014 opened the door for him to join Stewart-Haas Racing for the season’s remainder, but Martin’s move won’t provide Vickers with the benefits he expected.
Instead of getting a head start [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Stewart-Haas Looking To Expand With Kurt Busch
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Slightly more than a month ago, Stewart-Haas Racing told Ryan Newman it wouldn’t field a fourth team in 2014 and he needed to find another home, but that’s no longer the case, at least where a fourth team is concerned.
SHR Competition Director Greg Zipadelli said Friday at [...]

Fri, 08/23/13 – 13:59 | Comments Off