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Last Saturday night, NASCAR fans saw Toyota dominate at Richmond International Raceway for the first part of the race but Chevrolet ended up in Gatorade Victory Lane. This is the second restrictor plate track race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and just like the Daytona 500, anything can and probably will happen.
Talladega Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base, just north of Talladega, Alabama. Dega, has it is referred to by fans, is the longest oval in NASCAR with a length of 2.66 miles and is known for its steep banking and unique location of the start/finish line. Read the rest of this entry »
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The three-person panel overseeing the Penske Racing appeal against sanctions imposed by NASCAR after the Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last month has unanimously found against the team and upheld the penalties.
As you may recall, NASCAR issues penalties when officials confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the Fords of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski after the cars failed a prerace inspection.
The panel included Brandon Igdalsky, President of Pocono Raceway, Paul Brooks, former NASCAR senior vice president, and Bowman-Gray Stadium operator Dale Pinilis. The panel took about five hours to hear arguments form both sides and deliberate on the decision. Read the rest of this entry »
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NASCAR has announced penalties following the NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway. We already knew Penske Racing was going to be penalized, but it looks like another car was also penalized.
The No. 56 of Martin Truex, Jr. was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1(actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J(any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B( the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights during post-race inspection. Due to the penalties, Chad Johnson, crew chief for the No. 56, was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until June 5th, while Martin Truex, Jr and Michael Waltrip Racing were docked six championship driver and owner points respectfully.
Also penalties for the No. 2 and No. 22 for Penske Racing were also announced today. Read the rest of this entry »
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images
While it was a Busch brother’s front row for the start of Saturday evening’s NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway, it was Kyle Busch who was celebrating in victory lane afterwards.
Busch took advantage of a late caution to regain the lead and held off a fast and thirsty for a win, Martin Truex, Jr., for the final 19 laps to win the NRA 500 and completing the weekend sweep.
This was the second time of the 2013 season and eighth in his career in which Busch has won the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup race in the same weekend.
“These guys have me a great (car), but if it wasn’t for my pit crew, the most awesome group ever,” said Busch.
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After an off weekend for the Easter holiday, NASCAR is back and ready for some beating and banging from Martinsville Speedway.
Martinsville Speedway is a .526 mile asphalt/concrete track located near Ridgeway, Virginia, just to the south of Martinsville. While there isn’t much to do in this quiet southern town, there will be plenty of noise made on Sunday afternoon when 43 of NASCAR”s finest beat and bang around “The Paperclip.”
While Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, dominated much of the race last year, it was Ryan Newman who spoiled the afternoon. The victory was Newman’s first at Martinsville. Read the rest of this entry »
Kasey Kahne celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17, 2013 in Bristol, Tennessee. Image by Geoff Burke/ Getty Images for NASCAR
Last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne had the dominate car but was beaten by Matt Kenseth. On Sunday afternoon, Kahne was looking to win after the missed opportunity. Kahne was able to take advantage of a mistake Brad Keselowski on the final restart to grab the lead and never look back. The mistake helped Kahne pull away to a 1.7 second lead over pole sitter, Kyle Busch.
Kahne would lead a total of 109 laps to capture his first win at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile”. Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Stewart hoists a trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Third race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Are you starting to get use to racing be back on TV on Sundays?
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a 1.5 mile asphalt track located about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip. While many NASCAR drivers will be hitting the tables during the week, on Sunday afternoon it will be the crew chiefs putting it all on the line to capture the checkered flag. In years past the race has been settled on fuel-mileage.
Last year, defending Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart made a bold move to take the lead on a late restart and held off Jimmie Johnson for a redemptive win. In 2011, Stewart had an issue on pit road that cost him the win. Read the rest of this entry »
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With all track activity at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday rained out, including qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400, Brad Keselowski will start the race from the starting position. The top 36 cars in the field are set based on the 2012 points, giving the No. 1 spot to the points champion.
“It’s a really good deal,” Keselowski said. “I guess that’s one of the perks being the  champion in the first few races. This is the first time I’ve ever had decent starting position from a rainout.
If weather clears up on Saturday, the Sprint Cup Series has two scheduled practice sessions.
The National Weather Service predicts less than a 10 percent chance of rain for Saturday and Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »
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Four weeks until the Daytona 500 and the TSB gang is ready to strap in for another great season of NASCAR racing. However, before the green flag drops, the gang has to preview the teams of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The first team TSB will be previewing is Penske Racing, winners of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »
Brad Keselowski celebrates the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship with a tall Miller Lite. Photo. This year, Keselowski will defend his title with a new manufacturer. Photo Courtesy; Todd Warshaw, Getty Images
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NASCAR fans have been counting down the days to the opening of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and the wait is almost over.
In just seven days, NASCAR returns to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway when Preseason Thunder 2013 kicks off, while the first race of the season, the Budweiser Shootout, is a little more than a month away. Read the rest of this entry »