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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 (NASCAR.com. 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 […]

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Whitt slowly garnering success, spotlight

By Jill Erwin (NASCAR.COM, June 27, 2012). ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. — Cole Whitt doesn’t get a lot of headlines for a guy who’s running fifth in the Nationwide Series, and definitely not compared to his team owner (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) or teammate (Danica Patrick). But it sure feels like a lot to Whitt, who not […]


Kahne scores third 600 win

By NASCAR Wire Service (May 28, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining Hendrick Motorsports and the 13th of […]

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‘He could become iconic’

By Joe Menzer (NASCAR.COM, May 24, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — The day after Darrell Wallace had finished a respectable ninth in his Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway, the young driver’s cell phone rang. On the other end was a familiar voice. It belonged to Joe Gibbs, who was considerably more upbeat on his end […]

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Driver’s seat elusive for black racers

By Viv Bernstein (NY TIMES, May 19, 2012). HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. was playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball at 8 and perhaps on a path to college ball when his father bought him a go-kart after a trip to a local track. “He was good right off the bat,” Darrell Wallace Sr. said. […]