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Lightning Leads to Tragedy at Pocono

NASCAR Nation is in mourning this Monday after losing one of their own, a race fan during a series of storms that turned tragic. As severe weather swept through Pocono Raceway shortly after the race was called, a 41-year-old man was killed and 10 injured as a series of lightning strikes hit behind the grandstands …

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Kasey Kahne on Pole for 2012 Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville

Kasey Kahne became the first repeat pole winner of 2012 with his performance in Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying session for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Kahne, who has been plagued by bad luck and despite his two poles sits 27th in driver points, turned a lap around the .529-mile oval in 19.496 …

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Walmart Teaming Up With Bill Elliott for July 7 Daytona Race, Expanding Race Time Program

Walmart has been around for 50 years as of 2012 and they’re going to celebrate that fact with a run in the July race at Daytona with a 56-year-old icon in Bill Elliott. The retail giant is also going to expand their Race Time program, which brings NASCAR merchandise and events to Walmart stores in …

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Penske Racing Brings In New Sponsors & Retains Their Flagship

Roger Penske has been at this NASCAR game for more than 30 years. During his NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway time on Thursday he shared that one of his longest running sponsors is going to be a partner for a few more years. MillerCoors announced that they were extending their relationship …

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Kentucky Speedway is Fixing It

2011 saw the first Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway with Kyle Busch taking home the trophy at the end of the weekend. It also saw one of the biggest traffic nightmares since Woodstock, which left thousands of race fans holding tickets that they didn’t get to use for that event. Bruton Smith and Mark …

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NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch for CWTS Incident; McDowell in No. 18 Sunday

NASCAR announced on Saturday that Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, was parked for both of those series’ races following an incident in the WinStar World Casino 350 Truck Series race on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch, who was …

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Carl Edwards Wins the Battle, 2010 Ford 400, But Jimmie Johnson Wins the War at Homestead

The end results were predictable. Carl Edwards won the Ford 400 at Homestead, securing the sixth win in the last seven races in the season finale race for Roush Fenway Racing. And Jimmie Johnson realized the “Drive for Five,” winning his fifth consecutive Cup Series championship. How both got there, however, was anything but. Though …

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Front Row Motorsports Expecting Same Package from Ford for 2011

Frontstretch caught up with Front Row Motorsports General Manager Jerry Freeze on Friday afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In discussing the organization’s affiliation with Ford heading in the 2011 season, Freeze noted that FRM is likely to field a package similar to their 2010 effort, though the team has yet to make a final decision …

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The Future is Now for Elliott Sadler; Wins 1st Pole Since 2006 at Texas

Much ado was made of Ford during morning practice sessions at the Texas Motor Speedway, with Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth timing in first, second and fourth on the speed charts. But when push came to shove during qualifying, it was another Ford (and a soon to be ex-Ford …

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