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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500

    Danica Patrick streaks to historic pole run for Daytona 500
    Once again, Danica Patrick made history. In winning the pole for the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 during Sunday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway, Patrick set a new standard for female drivers at the highest levels of the speed sports. Patrick is...
  • Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car

    Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice with Gen-6 car
    It was a dramatic first practice session for the Daytona 500, with Ryan Newman demonstrating the instability of NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car.   Newman spun about 15 minutes into Wednesday's first session, losing control of his Chevrolet right in front...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th

    Johnson wins 2nd Daytona 500; Patrick finishes 8th; Bowyer is 11th
    Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth. Johnson wasn't challenged over the final six laps Sunday, adding another 500 title to go...
  • NASCAR inducts 2013 Hall of Fame class

    NASCAR inducts 2013 Hall of Fame class
    Five legends of stock car auto racing were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention. Four were NASCAR pioneers, building the sport during its...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season- The Best of the Rest
    The NASCAR season gets underway this weekend with the Sprint Unlimited (formerly the Bud Shootout) and officially next weekend with the Daytona 500. With that in mind it is time the annual countdown if my predicted finish for the season. Take this with...