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Ray Evernham’s modern NASCAR Belvedere at SEMA

By Jen Dunnaway (, Oct. 31, 2012). Former Sprint Cup Championship crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham had dreamed of building a classic stock car on a 21st-century NASCAR chassis, and he knew the ’64 Plymouth Belvedere was the perfect candidate. Richard Petty won the 1964 Daytona 500 in one of these during a […]


Denny Hamlin nets JGR’s 100th win

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Sept. 23, 2012). LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin called his shot — and gave the rest of the field a handicap before he fulfilled his own prophecy. After running out of fuel in the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race last Sunday at Chicagoland, Hamlin promised via […]


Jordan Brand gaining speed with NASCAR

By Lance Madden (, Sept. 11, 2012). When you think of Michael Jordan, many things might come to mind. Legend. Greatness. Gravity defiance. Basketball in general is an obvious one. NASCAR, however, isn’t usually at the top of the list. But Nike’s Jordan Brand and motorsports are becoming more and more congruous. Driver Denny Hamlin, […]


Two in a row for Hamlin

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Sept. 2, 2012). HAMPTON, Ga. — Denny Hamlin did himself a favor — and one for Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process. Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second straight […]

Denny wins Bristol

Hamlin gets first Bristol win

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Aug. 25, 2012). BRISTOL, Tenn. — It wasn’t the old Bristol, but it was definitely a better Bristol. Denny Hamlin saved his best effort for the stretch run in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his persistence paid off with the No. 11 team’s third […]


Kahne has turned his season around

By Joe Menzer ( July 18, 2012). LOUDON, N.H. — By the time he reached the New Hampshire Motor Speedway infield media center for his post-race winner’s news conference Sunday, Kasey Kahne’s legs were beginning to cramp. And hey, who could blame him? His week began with a 27-second triumph over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie […]


Kahne, Hamlin go 1-2 at New Hampshire

By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, July 15, 2012).   LOUDON, N.H. — Kasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with his second victory […]


Walmart races to sponsorship with Bill Elliott

By Tom Knox (Daytona Beach News Journal, July 7, 2012). DAYTONA BEACH — Walmart and NASCAR’s fan bases are a perfect match, yet the retail behemoth has never sponsored a race car in NASCAR’s high-profile Sprint Cup Series. That’s going to change with today’s Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, where NASCAR legend […]