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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...
  • Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas

    Bowyer finding some peace as he returns to Kansas
    To some, Clint Bowyer has become a pariah. To those in Kansas, he's still one of their own.     The native of Emporia, Kan., insists his spin at Richmond that set off a chain of events that rattled NASCAR to its core was unintentional. NASCAR failed to...
  • NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season

    NASCAR's Waltrip team cuts back; Brian Vickers out for season
    In a tumultuous day at Michael Waltrip Racing, the NASCAR team said it would scale back its operations next year and that driver Brian Vickers was lost for the rest of this season. MWR said Monday that it would field only two cars full time in the...
  • Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot

    Vickers to miss rest of season with blood clot
    Brian Vickers will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a blood clot in his right calf.     The clot was found after a Monday examination. He was placed on blood-thinning medication that will prevent him from racing. Vickers missed 25 races in...
  • MWR cutting to 2 full teams in 2014

    MWR cutting to 2 full teams in 2014
    The Associated Press has learned that Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA.     Team owners Michael Waltrip and Rob Kauffman on Monday began telling employees of their decision. Those...
  • Sadler will sub for Vickers starting at Martinsville

    Sadler will sub for Vickers starting at Martinsville
    Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races. Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would...
  • 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...