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Did You Notice? … Landon’s Loss, Testing Tidbits And The Danger Of NASCAR Stability

*Did You Notice?...* Those who impressed at Daytona testing weren’t as surprising as some might think? Yes, some eyebrows were raised when Jeff Burton led Friday morning practice at Daytona. Overall, Richard Childress Racing was strong, flashing the best speed out of the Chevy brigade despite winning all of one race last season. But Burton, with new crew chief Luke Lambert shouldn’t surprise anyone. Daytona was the No. 31 team’s strongest track last year; their two top-5 results of 2012 were registered there. In the 500, especially Burton looked like an upset contender, leading 24 laps before getting shuffled back to fifth down the stretch. Other strong teams have a very familiar ring to it. Take Joe Gibbs Racing, with the combination of Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Busch. Hamlin led 57 laps in last year’s 500, the most of any driver while Busch has totaled 180 in that category over the past five seasons. Add in newcomer Kenseth, the defending race champion and it’s easy to predict they’ll be successful. Read More »

Preseason Thunder Testing Provides A Glimpse Of The Season Ahead

January is one of my favorite months of the year. With it, you have the start of a fresh new year, which inevitably represents a fresh start. It's also my birthday month. That’s kind of nice. But I’m certainly not the only one who embraces the clean slate that January brings each and every time around. The drivers and teams of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series use the month of January to test for the Daytona 500 in a series of festivities known as “Preseason Thunder.” And this year, more so than any other in recent memory, Preseason Thunder was immeasurably important. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: Parker Kligerman

*2012 Rides:* No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Dodge, No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota *2012 Primary Sponsors:* Cooper Standard, Reese Towpower, Draw-Tite, Mopar, O'Reilly Auto Parts, PlanitDIY.com, Laitner, Camp Horsin' Around, Toyota, Red Horse Racing *2012 Owners:* Brad Keselowski (BKR), Tom DeLoach (RHR) *2012 Crew Chiefs:* Doug Randolph (BKR), Chad Kendrick (RHR) *Stats:* 22 starts, 1 win, 8 top 5s, 15 top 10s, 2 poles, 2 DNFs, 5th in points. *Best Finish*: 1st - Talladega (October). *Average Finish:* 9.2. Read More »