April 24, 2014

NASCAR: Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

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  (PhatzRadio / AP)    —   Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year. The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR — the [...]

NASCAR Chase score card: leaving Darlington Raceway

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  (PhatzRadio / Fansided)   —   With his second win of the season coming Saturday night in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Racway, Kevin Harvick assued his spot in the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship post-season, that is if he’s in the top-30 in points come the [...]

NASCAR: Tony Stewart grabs pole at Texas with last-second run

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    (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —    FORT WORTH — Tony Stewart captured the pole position Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, earning the top spot in Sprint Cup qualifying for the first time in nearly 18 months. The three-time champion, who missed the final 15 races last season with a broken leg, knocked Brad Keselowski [...]

NASCAR: Chase Elliott grabs 1st career Nationwide victory

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture. Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched the 18-year-old go by largely ignored and figured those days were numbered. “I thought [...]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings following STP 500

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    (PhatzRadio / Fanside)    —   The 2014 NASCAR season is off to an incredible start, with six different drivers taking the checkered flag in six races. On Sunday, Jimmie Johnson just missed out on his first win of the season, while Kurt Busch was able to earn the edge. The top of the current [...]

NASCAR: Danica Patrick starts 10th at Martinsville; Kyle Busch on pole

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  (PhatzRadio / AP)   —   MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Danica Patrick proved Friday at Martinsville Speedway that it’s not where you start but where you finish. But where she will start in Sunday’s STP 500 still was a head-turner. Patrick qualified a season-best 10th on the 0.526-mile oval, turning a 98.165-mph lap and advancing to the [...]

NASCAR: In race of attrition, Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana

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    (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —    FONTANA, Calif. — Nerves were fraying, tires were disintegrating, and Sprint Cup drivers were scrambling Sunday at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. For the second consecutive year, the Auto Club 400 was decided on the final lap, which meant that Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota was positioned [...]

NASCAR: Kyle Busch best at Bristol Nationwide race again

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  (PhatzRadio / USA Today)   —   BRISTOL, Tenn. — At least in the statistical realm, Kyle Busch can make a case for being the best driver in NASCAR history at a single track. Busch, continuing to rule the Nationwide Series on his dropdown visits from Sprint Cup, dominated the closing laps to win Saturday’s Drive [...]

NASCAR: Keselowski holds off Busch at Las Vegas Nationwide race

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    (PhatzRadio / USA Today)    —   LAS VEGAS —Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch over the closing laps and won a battle of Sprint Cup stars to finish first in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Charging from second near the end of what was essentially a two-driver [...]

NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200

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    Story Highlights Kyle Busch won the rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway The win is Busch’s third in a row at Phoenix and series-record seventh overall at the the track Busch extended his Nationwide wins record to 64 AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch didn’t mind the rain that [...]