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Motorsports notebook: Star-studded Gibbs lineup deserves comparisons to Hendrick

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For the second straight year, the homestretch of the Sprint Cup’s regular season involves the possibility of a new power on the rise. The worst-kept secret in NASCAR was finally made open Tuesday when Carl Edwards made it official he was joining Joe Gibbs Racing, giving the owner his first four-car stable. He’ll join Chase regulars Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, forming what, on paper, is a star-studded … 0

Biffle confident he’s hitting his stride as Chase approaches

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEWINGTON – For Greg Biffle, being the anchor driver and veteran ushering in a new era at Roush Fenway Racing can wait. There’s a Chase for the Cup spot to secure first. And Biffle is confident that when 16 drivers line up in Chicago with hopes for a championship, he’ll be one of … 0

Stewart deserves all the time he needs to cope with Ward incident

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss. None of those studies offer a clean timetable on when the roller coaster of emotion will come to a stop. So there is no timetable on when Tony Stewart … 0

Ryan Reed rises in NASCAR while managing Type 1 diabetes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

At the edge of the Loudon track yesterday morning, Ryan Reed grabbed a small black device –about the size of an iPod – and mounted it next to his steering wheel. He’d check it every few laps during … 0

Eyes in the sky invaluable to drivers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie D’Hondt has heard the dismissals, and the spotter for Jeff Gordon’s famed No. 24 bristles each time. Spotters have one job, people say. “Clear” or “not clear.” That’s the gig. At one point, they were … 0

Keselowski just getting started with Nationwide win

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski didn’t just win yesterday’s Nationwide Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He owned it. The Sprint Cup regular and part-time driver of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang led all but 48 laps … 0

MacDonald jumping behind a Sprint Cup steering wheel next

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie MacDonald is no stranger to success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, having reached Victory Lane five times, with three victories in the K&N Pro Series East and two wins in the American-Canadian Tour Invitational. Despite … 0

2012 Cup champ Keselowski is back wanting more

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So much goes into the opportunity to lift that chalice in exultation – miles, years, good fortune and great skill – that winning a Sprint Cup Series championship is the achievement of a racing lifetime for those who … 0

Younger Elliott has a future to believe in

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The words leaked from his lips with little notice, likely because they were exactly what someone in his racing boots would be expected to say. Chase Elliott, after all, was 18 years old, never having raced a full … 0

Race for the Chase – A look at the contenders to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

JIMMIE JOHNSON Team: Hendrick Motorsports Wins: 3 Points: 596 Top 5s: 6 Top 10s: 12 Best finish at NHMS: 1st (July 2003, Sept. ’03, June ’10) Average finish at NHMS: 9.6 Last year at NHMS: 6th in July, … 0

As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Hampshire’s forest rangers are cautioning visitors to this weekend’s NASCAR race: If you’re camping, buy the firewood locally or have a certificate showing it’s been heat-treated. They’re trying to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer, … 0

NASCAR penalizes Kurt Busch for Daytona infraction

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway. Crew chief Daniel Knost was fined $10,000 yesterday because the track bar on Busch’s Chevrolet exceeded the maximum separation. Busch finished third in Sunday’s rain-shortened and rescheduled … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0

NASCAR’s decision to cut Daytona race short a wise one

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 … 0

9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport. The Race Team Alliance was announced yesterday, and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman. The goals of the … 0