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Sidebar Stories: Toyota Owners 400

TRD Recalls Three Engines from No. 15 Team According to the Associated Press, three Toyota engines have been recalled by the manufacturer from Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing team. This was in response to the penalty NASCAR issued to Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 team after a connecting rod …

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Never Fear, the Underdogs are Here

Never Fear, the Underdogs are Here: Richmond I Edition by Amy Henderson Editor’s Note: This year, we’re going to switch things up a little bit. Instead of just focusing upon one underdog (or underreported) car in the Secret Star section, we will point out three smaller teams that put up …

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News Recap for April 24, 2013

Gargantuan Penalties Announced for Matt Kenseth, No. 20 Team In the Sprint Cup Series, it is common practice for the winner’s race car (or truck) and engine to be taken to the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina for additional inspection after races. Usually, these thorough inspections simply confirm …

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WTF Wednesday

WTF Wednesday Denny Hamlin’s Rush To Return To Racing Could Spell Trouble By: Ellen Richardson Denny Hamlin has high hopes to make his return to racing at his home track in Richmond this weekend. According to the Associated Press, Denny Hamlin could hop back into the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, …

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Trivia Questions and Answers for April 22-26, 2013

by Phil Allaway April 22 Q: In February, 1988, Neil Bonnett won the Pontiac Excitement 400. This event was the final race run on the old Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway before the current D-shaped oval was built. However, there was some controversy regarding the result. Why? April 22 A: Ricky Rudd, …

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Numbers Game: STP 400

Numbers Game: STP 400 by Tom Bowles 0 Times Matt Kenseth was passed for the lead on Sunday at Kansas. Kenseth went on to lead 163 of 267 laps, only losing first place through pit strategy. 1 On-track pass for the lead under green at Kansas. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. passed …

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What To Watch / Top News 04-22-13

What To Watch: Tuesday – As usual, it’s penalty day in NASCAR and the biggest bulls-eye lies on the No. 98 Truck driven by Johnny Sauter. The current series point leader, Sauter’s fuel cell was confiscated following pre-race inspection in Kansas, a move that’s led to fines, penalties, and crew …

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Being Able to Be Bored to Sleep by a NASCAR Race is a Precious Thing

Was there a last lap pass for the lead? Maybe some side by side beating and banging for more than a moment? How about some good old fashioned retribution in the form of one bumper meeting another? No? Huh. Sunday’s race at Kansas was, in fact, just an ordinary day …

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Kenseth Dominates in the Heartland, Wins at Kansas

by Justin Tucker Matt Kenseth sent a message on Friday Afternoon during Sprint Cup Series Qualifying to the field. Kenseth rocketed his No. 20 Husky Tools Toyota to a track qualifying record of 191.864 MPH in earning the pole for Sunday’s STP 400. On Sunday Afternoon, Kenseth would prove to …

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