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Robby Gordon Strikes Fan During 2015 Baja 500 (UPDATED)

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Robby Gordon struck a spectator while attempting to pass eventual event winner Apdaly Lopez during Monday’s Baja 500. The 46-year-old driver made contact with the fan’s legs as he attempted to run out of the truck’s path. Gordon, who continued on, appeared to be in the middle of the racing lane at the time. No report …

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NASCAR 101: Will David Ragan Win as a Sub? 5 Drivers Who Did Just That

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David Ragan and Regan Smith have the opportunities of a lifetime: longer-term rides as substitutes in the Sprint Cup Series. Now, that’s certainly true of Ragan, who will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing for several races until Busch’s recovers from his Daytona injury. Meanwhile, Smith has been …

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What’s Vexing Vito?: Robby Gordon Just Now Returning to NASCAR

The Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma this weekend for the first of two road-course races on the schedule. It also marks the return of Robby Gordon to Sprint Cup competition. You may remember the “other” Gordon; nails on the twisties, remarkably competitive on plate tracks, out to lunch on downforce tracks due to virtually …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2012 Twin 150s at Daytona Race Recap

Race One – A caution froze the field on the final lap of the race as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was trying to mount a challenge on Tony Stewart for the win. Race Two – Greg Biffle dominated the race but swept up on the final lap thinking he’d hook up with teammate Matt Kenseth to seal the deal. Instead, Kenseth dove down into the lower lane Biffle had opened for him, towing Jimmie Johnson in his wake to take the lead and the win.

Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

On the first green-white-checker restart, Kyle Busch overdrove turn 1, was unable to keep his car in the preferred groove on exit, and opened the door for Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose to slip by. That left the two of them to settle the win amongst themselves; through the bus stop, Ambrose pounced, making the pass and riding off into the sunset for his first career Cup win.

What’s Vexing Vito?: Lame-Duck Crew Chief Follows Kasey Kahne

We’ve all heard about lame-duck drivers this season – but what about lame-duck crew chiefs? It was announced that Kenny Francis would be coming with Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports next season, as crew chief for the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. While Mark Martin’s plans have not yet been divulged regarding 2012 and beyond, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2011 FedEx 400 at Dover

Matt Kenseth took two tires and Mark Martin stayed out while leaders Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer all took four during pit stops under caution on lap 364 after Juan Pablo Montoya backed into the turn 4 wall. Hey, being on probation and unable to hit other drivers, he needed to hit something.

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