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Brian Vickers to Meet With Media at Bristol, Expects 2011 Return

Sources indicate to Frontstretch that Brian Vickers will meet with the media at Bristol Motor Speedway to discuss his progress and his intentions for the 2011 season. The meeting will take place following a three-month check-up examination by doctors monitoring the Red Bull Racing driver’s condition. Sources close to the situation say everything is progressing …

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It’s Official: Kasey Kahne to Red Bull Racing in 2011

After months of speculation, Kasey Kahne has his final destination for 2011: Red Bull Racing. The 2012 Hendrick Motorsports driver was announced to RBR’s program on Tuesday, with the press release offering little specifics other than his place on a to-be-determined driver roster has been secured. “We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hire …

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Report: Paul Menard to 4th Richard Childress Racing Team in 2011

Frontstretch‘s Matt Taliaferro is reporting he’s learned Paul Menard has agreed in principle to move to Richard Childress Racing for 2011. Sponsorship would continue to come from his father’s company, Menards, with a car number and crew chief to be announced. No word on an official announcement yet from either side, but the team would …

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Greg Biffle Wins Crazy 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Less than a week after team owner Jack Roush’s scary plane crash that left him hospitalized still to this day, Greg Biffle and crew chief Greg Erwin were able to put their Roush Fenway Racing Ford in victory lane for the first time in 2010 in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. …

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Denny Hamlin Speaks About Twitter Fine Friday at Pocono

Denny Hamlin spoke about his previously undisclosed fine Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Here’s the main highlights from that group hauler session with the media…. On the fine “I understand why. I know why they did it. Whether you agree with it or not, it happened. They’re in control. It’s just… I’ve always been raised …

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Marcos Ambrose Parting Ways With JTG

JTG Racing announced in a team release this morning Marcos Ambrose would be leaving their organization at the end of the season. “JTG Daugherty Racing and our sponsors are obviously huge Marcos Ambrose fans and we are disappointed to see him leave after five great years of building a program together from the NASCAR Camping …

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Jamie McMurray Takes 2010 Brickyard 400 Victory

After Juan Pablo Montoya dominated practice and qualifying at Indianapolis, taking the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400, owner Chip Ganassi knew he’d have a strong shot at kissing the bricks. But no one ever expected him to be pulling that makeout session with somebody else. Montoya’s teammate Jamie McMurray, this year’s Daytona 500 champion, surged …

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Juan Pablo Montoya on Pole for 2010 Brickyard 400

Timing is everything and when you go out to qualify for the Brickyard is very critical. Indianapolis is one of the most temperature sensitive tracks that the series visits so the earlier a driver can take to the track the better. For Juan Pablo Montoya, going out seventh gave him almost the perfect opportunity to …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Paces 2nd 2010 Brickyard 400 Practice

After the initial practice session, teams made adjustments and hit the track to see how their cars took to the changes. There was also some cloud cover that moved over the track which allowed the track temp to dip slightly which is critical at Indianapolis which is one of the most temperature sensitive tracks on …

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