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  • Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year

    Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year
    No one saw this coming. No one.   Brad Keselowski won his first race in 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway, running a part-time schedule with single-car team Phoenix Racing. It was a nice story in a long season, one that ended with Jimmie Johnson winning the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings

    The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings
    So here we are, about to close the book on another NASCAR season. And all I can say is wow. Think about it, we started with a driver smashing into a jet dryer on the track at the Daytona 500 and last week we had a driver running through the garage in a...
  • NASCAR's Keselowski can't tweet in car anymore

    NASCAR's Keselowski can't tweet in car anymore
    Brad Keselowski became an instant social media darling for hopping on Twitter during a lengthy delay in the Daytona 500.     The tweets made Keselowski the center of attention. NASCAR seemed trendy and hip - a description its executives surely adored.   ...
  • Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"

    Kenseth wins at Talladega, Bowyer caught in "the big one"
    Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won Sunday at Talladega Superpeedway, where a last-lap crash turned defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart upside down.     Stewart was leading the final lap but had no drafting partner as the field closed in on him. He...
  • Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates

    Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates
    NASCAR's two fastest tracks are re-enforcing crossover gates in the wake of the Feb. 23 accident at Daytona International Speedway that injured nearly 30 spectators.     Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway announced Wednesday that the high-banked...
  • Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports

    Crew chief shuffle in full swing at Richard Childress Racing, Petty Motorsports
    Things may be quiet on the driver front, but silly season for crew chiefs is at full song. Drew Blickensderfer is taking his leave from Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton's No. 31 Chevrolet to work for Richard Petty Motorsports, according to an RCR...
  • Vickers to run for Nationwide title with JGR

    Vickers to run for Nationwide title with JGR
    Brian Vickers will race for the Nationwide Series championship next season for Joe Gibbs Racing. He returns to the series 10 years after he became the youngest champion in series history by winning the title at 20 for Hendrick Motorsports. Vickers has...
  • Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers

    Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers
    Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cell phone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.     Nope, not beer. Not this time.     Keselowski was drinking orange juice Thursday at Daytona 500 Media Day, which officially...
  • New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder

    New car, new teams, new hope during first day of Preseason Thunder
    New faces with new teams and new cars were on display during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona, but one storyline dominated – the Gen-6 car is sleek and fast.   Defending Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, with new team Joe Gibbs Racing, was...
  • Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole

    Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole
    Mark Martin may not be the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - yet - but with his top qualifying effort Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the seemingly ageless driver remained the second oldest driver to win a pole....
  • The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign

    The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign
    Good news Jimmie Johnson fans, five-time won the Daytona 500. Bad news everyone else, now we head to one of JJ's best tracks, the Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson is a four time winner at PIR and always seems to find his way to the front at this...
  • Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited

    Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited
    Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win Saturday night's season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time. On the last lap, in...