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Burton plans on staying in driver's seat

Burton plans on staying in driver's seat

November 8th, 2013 6:45 pm by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer

Jeff Burton will become the sixth driver to make 1,000 NASCAR national series starts when he competes this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. He plans to add to his total next season, but isn’t saying where.

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Record 16th title couldn't be more important for 64-year-old Force

Record 16th title couldn't be more important for 64-year-old Force

November 8th, 2013 6:00 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

As he lined up for the final round at Las Vegas two weeks ago, John Force refused to look over at his competitor. Force had a shot to wrap up a record 16th Funny Car title and couldn't let the emotions of racing his daughter affect the outcome.

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Gordon-Bowyer relationship forever damaged

Gordon-Bowyer relationship forever damaged

November 6th, 2013 9:14 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

When NASCAR drivers gathered in Las Vegas last year to celebrate the end of the season, Jeff Gordon thought Clint Bowyer's rage toward him might have eased in the two weeks following an on-track spin and an off-track melee. He was wrong.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Texas Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Texas Chase Race

November 4th, 2013 3:55 pm by Dave Ongie

So I learned two lessons this past week. The first? Don’t write something bad about Richard Childress unless you're girded for wrath. The second? Jimmie Johnson might be the best race car driver in NASCAR history.

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Jimmie Johnson blows away the field at TMS

Jimmie Johnson blows away the field at TMS

November 4th, 2013 9:27 am by By Carlos Mendez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (MCT)

The five-time Sprint Cup champion flattened the field Sunday at the AAA Texas 500, blowing past Matt Kenseth and everybody else to take a seven-point lead into the final two races of the season.

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Keselowski wins Nationwide race at Texas

Keselowski wins Nationwide race at Texas

November 2nd, 2013 8:21 pm by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas — Brad Keselowski raced to his sixth Nationwide victory in his last eight starts, leading 106 of 200 laps at Texas to give Roger Penske’s No. 22 car the lead in the owners’ standings.

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Edwards on Texas pole; Johnson, Kenseth nearby

Edwards on Texas pole; Johnson, Kenseth nearby

November 1st, 2013 6:43 pm by Associated Press

Carl Edwards, the only three-time Sprint Cup winner at Texas Motor Speedway, qualified on the pole Friday following a qualifying lap of 196.114 mph at the high-banked 1½-mile track.

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Truex gets ride with Furniture Row

Truex gets ride with Furniture Row

November 1st, 2013 12:42 pm by Associated Press

Martin Truex Jr., who lost his job at MWR after the Richmond race-fixing scandal, has a new full-time ride with Furniture Row Racing.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Martinsville Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Martinsville Chase Race

October 28th, 2013 1:02 pm by Dave Ongie

When people talk of the elite car owners in NASCAR, the name Richard Childress is still on the list even though this will be the 19th straight season his team has failed to win a Cup championship.

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Wallace had ‘no idea’ of magnitude of his victory

Wallace had ‘no idea’ of magnitude of his victory

October 28th, 2013 7:00 am by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Darrell Wallace Jr. said he would win at Martinsville Speedway, and then he went out and did it. The 20-year-old driver simply had no idea how big his victory was in Saturday’s NASCAR truck series race.

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