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  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, Sprint Cup the Best of the Rest
    Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, #9 Kasey Kahne

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, #9 Kasey Kahne
    Some people may be surprised to see that I have Kasey Kahne not only in the Chase, but in the top 10. But here's the thing about Kahne he had always had the talent. He just hasn't had a lot of stability since the early days of his time at Evenham...
  • Shootout eligibility to return to its roots

    Shootout eligibility to return to its roots
    About 12 hours after the closest finish in Budweiser Shootout history, NASCAR has tweaked eligibility requirements for the exhibition event. The sanctioning body says next year's field will include 2012 pole winners in the Sprint Cup Series and past...
  • Bayne a man on a mission as he returns to Daytona

    Rest and relaxation were two words absent from Trevor Bayne's vocabulary this past offseason. The severely jet-lagged NASCAR driver had just returned from doing Christian outreach mission work in Kenya when he called from his Knoxville, Tenn., home to do...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, #6 Jeff Gordon

    The Backstretch Blog: Countdown to the Season, #6 Jeff Gordon
    Is Jeff Gordon on the back end of his career? A look at the numbers might suggest so, but I wouldn't make that suggestion the Gordon. He still feels confident that he can have a season or two where he returns to the form he had in the late 90s and early...
  • Martin nabs pole at Phoenix

    Martin nabs pole at Phoenix
    Veteran Mark Martin will start on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.     Regan Smith was in line for his first career pole, but Martin passed him late in Saturday's qualifying session with a top speed of 136.81 mph for his 52nd career pole.    ...
  • Martin set to flip to 'next chapter'

    Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps? No, Martin says. Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: My Old Kentucky Home

    When I think of Kentucky, I think basketball, whiskey and that other kind of racing that uses real horse power. I don't really think NASCAR. But believe me, the great people of the Bluegrass State fought long and hard to get a cup race in their great...
  • Kyle Busch Reaches Century Mark- and Martin's

    It was a day of major milestones for Kyle Busch, who tied Mark Martin for the career victory lead in NASCAR's Nationwide Series with Saturday's win in the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The victory was Busch's sixth of the season in 15...
  • Francis to crew chief Kasey Kahne at Hendrick

    Kenny Francis will be Kasey Kahne's crew chief next season at Hendrick Motorsports. The team confirmed Francis will replace Lance McGrew as crew chief of the No. 5 team in 2012. McGrew will move to a research and development role at Hendrick. Kahne...
  • Paul Menard stretches fuel to win Brickyard 400

    Years ago, as a garage rat at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Paul Menard dreamed of winning a race at the vaunted Brickyard. On Sunday, the dream came true. In a season full of improbable first-time winners in NASCAR’s foremost races, Menard, 30,...