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Full Throttle – Rockingham is just about the perfect race track

There are many race tracks around the world and what makes the perfect race track is certainly subjective, but the primary ingredients necessary to make a race track fantastic are all present at the Rock. The length of the track allows for fast racing but the tightness of the turns …

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Sidebar Stories: NRA 500

Ill Bobby Labonte Replaced by Michael McDowell As a stomach bug swept through the NASCAR garage area, Bobby Labonte was one of a few drivers affected between the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. With his illness, his team had already fitted a seat for Mike Bliss to replace him. However, …

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Quotes to Remember: NRA 500

“That feels good. Ah man, for Interstate Batteries and Norm Miller to be in Victory Lane in Texas — nothing better than putting him right here. Great race car. Dave Rogers (crew chief) and these guys gave me a great piece today. We ran up front all day long. If …

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Never Fear, the Underdogs are Here: Texas Edition

Never Fear, the Underdogs are Here: Texas 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 good …

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Keepin it Short – Just looking for exposure

Denny Hamlin came from the Late Model Stock Car ranks in North Carolina. He was running races at Southside Speedway and within one year was driving a car in the Sprint Cup series. While Hamlin left the short tracks for the Cup series, he did not forget his roots. Hamlin …

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Top News 4/12/13

Thursday Top News Justin Tucker Busch To Make 300th Sprint Cup Start It is hard to call Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch a seasoned veteran. At just 27 years of age, Busch is still widely regarded as one of the young guns in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But …

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Trivia Questions and Answers for April 8-12, 2013

by Phil Allaway April 8 Q: The 1998 Coca-Cola 300 at Texas Motor Speedway is known best as the race in which Dale Earnhardt, Jr. picked up his first career Busch Grand National victory. Jimmy Spencer was a contender to win early on, but what ended up taking him out …

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The Critic’s Annex 112- 2013 Porsche 250

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to the Critic’s Annex, where we take an additional look at motorsports-related programming. Last week, while the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were both racing in Ridgeway, Virginia, there was a tripleheader at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. Now, I’ve already covered NBC …

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Top News 04-10-13

Pit Crew Challenge Cancelled NASCAR’s All-Star Race for pit crews is no more, at least for 2013. After an eight-year tradition as part of the Charlotte festivities, lack of sponsorship is forcing the competition to the sidelines. Craftsman, then Sprint had been the primary backers of the tournament-style format but …

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Numbers Game Martinsville

0 Laps led this season by 2012 Chaser Martin Truex, Jr. Truex also has two finishes of 36th or worse so far in 2013; last season, he had only one. 1 Lap led by Richard Petty Motorsports all season. Marcos Ambrose, who started on the outside of the front row …

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