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  • Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond

    Clint Bowyer avoiding 'runner-up jinx' heading into Cup race at Richmond
    It's hard to deny that a dropoff usually comes with finishing second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. The past five drivers to finish in the runner-up spot have fallen significantly the next season, with the past two, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards,...
  • NASCAR penalizes teams and drivers after last weekend's races

    NASCAR penalizes teams and drivers after last weekend's races
    After a weekend where all three of NASCAR's national touring series were in action, NASCAR handed down penalties to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver.   The No. 56 car of Martin Truex Jr., who...
  • Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega

    Bowyer knows luck plays huge part in success at Talladega
    Anything can happen at Talladega Superspeedway. Anyone can win at Talladega. That's the allure of racing at the 2.66-mile behemoth in Alabama. And that's what all drivers will have in the back of their minds this weekend as they prepare for Sunday's...
  • Bowyer team member suspended, fired after positive drug test

    Bowyer team member suspended, fired after positive drug test
    NASCAR has suspended two crew members for failing random drug tests.   One of the two suspensions issued Tuesday was to Lee Dodson, a mechanic on Clint Bowyer's car. Michael Waltrip Racing fired Dodson upon learning he'd failed a drug test.   The other...
  • Vickers intent on racing at start of 2014 season

    Vickers intent on racing at start of 2014 season
    Brian Vickers feels healthy enough to race. If he could promise his doctors he wouldn't crash, he'd be in the car Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.     Vickers was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right calf Oct. 14. He has been sidelined for the...
  • Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection

    Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection
    Sixteen cars failed inspection before Thursday's Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.     NASCAR confiscated the teams' roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high speeds, for further...
  • Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third

    Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third
    Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway.     Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.     Clint...
  • Matt Every leads Greenbrier Classic; Phil Mickelson misses cut

    Matt Every shot an eight-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Every is at nine under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill...
  • Brian Vickers snaps 75-race losing streak with Sprint Cup win

    LOUDON, N.H. -- Brian Vickers pulled into the lead late and took off on the green-white-checkered finish to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The surprise winner snapped a 75-race losing streak in the series with his third career Sprint Cup...
  • Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th

    Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th
    Surprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane. But his part-time teammate was. Making the most of his limited stint in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota, Brian Vickers...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Victory Lane Redemption

    The Backstretch Blog: The Victory Lane Redemption
    When ever a part time driver wins on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, it's news. But this weekend's win by part-timer Brian Vickers is especially sweet for him and his fans, because Vickers probably shouldn't even be a part-timer to begin with. Vickers had...