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  • NASCAR: Five storylines to watch as Richmond hosts last race to make the Chase

    NASCAR: Five storylines to watch as Richmond hosts last race to make the Chase
    Richmond International Raceway takes its rather prominent place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series spotlight on Saturday with the Federated Auto Parts 400. It's billed as "One Last Race To Make the Chase," because, at the end of 300 laps and 400 miles on...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Five degrees of Chase Clinch-a-tion

    The Backstretch Blog: Five degrees of Chase Clinch-a-tion
    There is just one race left til the chase for the championship begins and seven drivers have clinched a spot in NASCAR 's version of the playoffs. Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are locked in the top...
  • Jimmie and Chandra Johnson have new baby girl

    Jimmie and Chandra Johnson have new baby girl
    NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra have a new baby daughter.     Chandra Johnson gave birth at 2:02 a.m. Friday at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. The baby girl weighs 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.     Mother and baby and...
  • The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR is not a popularity contest, it's a RACE

    The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR is not a popularity contest, it's a RACE
    So I promised myself I wouldn't write about Danica Partick anymore this season unless she actually did something. I feel like if you want to race with the boys, you should be treated like them and none of the others hanging around 27th place in the points...
  • Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third

    Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Cup race at Kentucky; Clint Bowyer third
    Matt Kenseth's fuel-only pit road gamble helped him beat Jimmie Johnson late and win Sunday's rescheduled 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. "I didn't roll the dice, Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) did," said Kenseth.  "I thought...
  • Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...
  • McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th

    McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th
    Those who were surprised that Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light pole for Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway simply haven’t been paying attention. With a lap at 94.986 mph (75.422 seconds) in Saturday’s time trials,...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn

    The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn
    Time to make right turns along with the left in the Sprint Cup series, as this week NASCAR makes one of two stops at a road course.  First up with be the Sonoma Raceway.  "Obviously, you have to approach the road course races a little bit different,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed

    The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed
    There is one word that keeps coming up over and over when it comes to this weekend's race at the Michigan International Speedway. Fast. I know, all intermediate tracks are fast, but drivers say that since the repave, this may be the fastest of them all....
  • Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th

    Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th
    Greg Biffle feels right at home at Michigan International Speedway.   He took the lead for good on a late restart and ran away from the field in the closing laps to win Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. The No. 16 Ford driver won his second straight race...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Gotta love the triangle, I must say

    The Backstretch Blog: Gotta love the triangle, I must say
    Sometimes I know I date myself with some of my pop culture references, and yet I can help myself. The strange grinning man in the photo is 80's SNL character Ed Grimley and he love the triangle. This week, so do I. For all the complaining NASCAR fans do...