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Kenseth Joins Roushketeer’s Uphill Charge

June 2, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Kenseth Joins Roushketeer’s Uphill Charge

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A few weeks ago following the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond, things were beginning to look a little grim for car owner, Jack Roush. Ten races into the season, and only two of his five drivers were sitting inside the top-12 in points, though at the time both Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards were less than 120 points away from a potential slip to 13th in the standings. David Ragan was in 14th, Matt Kenseth in 22nd, and Jamie McMurray a very distant 26th. What’s happened since then? Well, things have gotten …read more

What’s A Brother Gotta Do To Get Some Love?

May 28, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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What’s A Brother Gotta Do To Get Some Love?

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Utter heartbreak and sheer disappointment. That’s the best way to describe Kurt Busch’s career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ever since younger brother, Kyle, joined the circuit full-time for Hendrick Motorsports back in 2005 … well, I guess you could throw subtle envy into that equation as well. Since then, it just seems as though the seasons have been getting longer and tougher for the 2004 Cup Series champ.
Okay, so maybe it has less to do with Kyle and more to do with Kurt’s jump from Roush-Fenway Racing over to Penske Racing, but …read more

DYN List of the Week: Best & Worst NASCAR Tracks

May 26, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

DYN List of the Week: Best & Worst NASCAR Tracks

NASCAR’s Worst Tracks:
5. Pocono Raceway
4. New Hampshire International Raceway
3. Auto Club Speedway
2. Michigan International Speedway
1. Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR’s Best Tracks:
5. Richmond International Raceway
4. Daytona International Speedway
3. Lowe’s Motor Speedway
2. Chicagoland Speedway
1. Bristol Motor Speedway

Newman Starting to Fly … Again

May 7, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Newman Starting to Fly … Again

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Sprint Cup Series driver, Ryan Newman, started the 2008 season off in grand fashion by winning the race of all races, the Daytona 500. Things couldn’t be better for Newman at the time. He was leading the Sprint Cup standings for the first time in his career, he’d bolstered the public perception of how well he and teammate, Kurt Busch, could work together after Busch gave him that huge push to win the race, and he’d forever solidified his name in the walls of Penske Racing by giving Roger his first-ever restrictor plate …read more

Rating the Race: Fontana, CA – Auto Club 500

February 25, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Rating the Race: Fontana, CA – Auto Club 500

 
After a long, wet, and miserable weekend for racing fans at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, fans filled the seats for 87 laps on Sunday – 27 of which were spent under caution and multiple red flags – only to be told in the early hours of the morning that competition would not resume again until the following afternoon.
The portion of the race that was run on Sunday was clearly dominated by the no. 24 car of Jeff Gordon, as he led the majority of the first 87 laps, despite the fact that his teammate Jimmie Johnson finished …read more

the Chase Update – Week 1

February 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

the Chase Update – Week 1

#1 – Ryan Newman – Flyin’ Ryan took the racing world by complete surprise by coming from behind to win the Daytona 500 this past Sunday and now sits atop the Sprint Cup Series points standings for the first time in his career. His current status at the top could be short-lived, however, as the Cup Series now heads to Fontana, CA … a place that hasn’t been extremely kind to Newman in the past. After posting three consecutive top-ten finishes from ’04 to ’05, he has failed to collect a top-ten at Fontana since the Spring of ’06.
#2 – …read more

Wednesday Mid-Week Wrap

February 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Wednesday Mid-Week Wrap

2/17 – Ryan Newman kicked off the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season by winning his first race in 81 races by bringing home the checkers at the Daytona 500.  Read More.
2/17 – Former NBA star John Salley has stated that he is in the early stages of negotiations of purchasing or starting a team in the Sprint Cup Series.  Read More.
2/18 – The Martin Truex Jr Foundation has announced the official launch of their “Tag! You’re It” campaign to benefit the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center.  Read More.
2/18 – NASCAR has reported an entry list of 51 drivers for …read more

Season Preview: Team Red Bull

February 10, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Season Preview: Team Red Bull

After experiencing some success in the open-wheel market, Team Red Bull decided to purge into NASCAR late in the 2006 season. Except, it wasn’t exactly a “purge”, as they failed to qualify in the three races they attempted. Shaking off the disappointment from their trial runs in ’06, the team looked ahead towards the 2007 season after purchasing the old Penske race shop in Mooresville, NC and aligning with the Toyota brand as they, too, made their debut in the NASCAR [then] Nextel  Cup Series.
With Brian Vickers driving the #83 car and Cup Series rookie AJ Allmendinger behind the wheel …read more

Saturday Morning Quick Fix

February 2, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Saturday Morning Quick Fix

1/30 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. has now reported that the comments he made in regards to DEI removing his memorabilia from their headquarters were mischaracterized and that there are no ill feelings over the situation.  Read More.
1/30 – Richard Petty will waive the green flag at this year’s Daytona 500, a race that “the King” has won himself on seven different occasions.  Read More.
1/30 – Hershey’s is honoring racing legend Dale Earnhardt by releasing four limited edition collector chocolate bars this month depicting different images of “the Intimidator”.  Read More.
1/30 – Richard Childress is among eight inductees this year into …read more


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