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Sure, Jeff Gordon is the active leader in NASCAR Sprint Cup wins, but you wouldn’t know it from his inability to close out a race this season.
Kyle Busch snapped a 21-race losing streak – an eternity by his standards – with a late-race pass at Richmond International Raceway that denied Jeff Gordon yet another victory.
Juan Pablo Montoya followed the numbers on a detailed chart last season, when his crew chief mapped out exactly how the driver needed to finish each race to qualify for his first Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Teammates are expected to stick up for one another, have each other’s back if things go wrong. But in the high-speed, high-intensity world of NASCAR that’s simply not possible.
The potential downside was real, and slightly worrisome, as local organizers worked to bring the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series into Saskatoon last year.
According to several reports, Kasey Kahne has signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports and most likely will replace Mark Martin in the No. 5 Chevrolet in 2012.
Thanks to a late-race caution and green-white-checkered restart,
Newman powered past Jeff Gordon on the restart on Lap 377 of 378 and
held on to win Saturday night’s Subway 600 at Phoenix International
When you look good, the old saying goes, you feel better. It seems to be working for NASCAR one race after the re-introduction of the spoiler.
Denny Hamlin’s thrilling charge through the pack in the late stages of the of the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Monday afternoon made for great television, which is just what NASCAR officials wanted when they threw a pair of unnecessary yellow flags in the final 10 laps of the race.