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  • The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina (or could it?)

    The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina  (or could it?)
    It's been one of the hot topics all week long. Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith said earlier this week that he may move the track's fall race to Las Vegas. Smith has become pretty good at this game. It's not the first time he has...
  • Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points

    Stewart wins Cup race at Dover; Bowyer 6th, up to 3rd in points
    A penalty to Jimmie Johnson was all Tony Stewart needed to break out of a four-month slump.   After Johnson was assessed a drive-through penalty for jumping the final restart -- a sanction Johnson protested vehemently -- Stewart passed Juan Pablo...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Johnson continues to re-write the history books

    The Backstretch Blog: Johnson continues to re-write the history books
    So five-time is now a four-time All-Star race winner. I know NASCAR fans don't want to hear it, but Jimmie Johnson is truly one of the best NASCAR drivers, no just of our generation, but of all-time. His numbers are truely stunning. But don't ask Jimmie...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Jump in the Line

    The Backstretch Blog: Jump in the Line
    I don't think there is any question that on the final restart of the FedEx 400, Jimmie Johnson was first to the start finish line. Beyond that, there are all kinds of questions. Did Juan Pablo Montoya sand bag? Did Jimmie jump the start? Should JJ...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...
  • Denny Hamlin seizes Charlotte pole with record lap; Bowyer starts 5th

    Denny Hamlin seizes Charlotte pole with record lap; Bowyer starts 5th
      For Denny Hamlin, Thursday night’s qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway felt like a victory--and it came from pushing his car to the absolute limit. Hamlin, who missed four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season because of a...
  • Quick work on pit road nets Edwards pole for Sprint All-Star Race; Bowyer is 6th; Truex wins Showdown pole

    Quick work on pit road nets Edwards pole for Sprint All-Star Race; Bowyer is 6th; Truex wins Showdown pole
    Needless to say, Carl Edwards loved the new qualifying format for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race. Benefiting from a high-speed trip down pit road and a quick pit stop during the unique three-lap regimen in Friday’s time trials,...
  • Jimmie Johnson races to record 4th All-Star win; Bowyer 18th

    Jimmie Johnson races to record 4th All-Star win; Bowyer 18th
    Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson got a fast final pit stop from his Hendrick Motorsports crew to restart the race in second for the 10-lap sprint to...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies

    The Backstretch Blog: The 2012 Backstretchies
    There are plenty of postseason awards in NASCAR, so I figure why not add my two cents worth.  But you know me, I can't just give out the "best driver" or "comeback awards", that is boring. So with out further ado, time to give out the "Backstretchies."...
  • 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...
  • Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega

    Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega
    Anything can happen at Talladega Superspeedway. Anyone can win at Talladega. That's the allure of racing at the 2.66-mile behemoth in Alabama. And that's what all drivers will have in the back of their minds this weekend as they prepare for Sunday's...
  • Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th

    Kurt Busch wins Darlington pole with a track-record run; Bowyer 13th
    A day after driving an IndyCar at 218 mph during rookie orientation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway—and he did so...