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Biffle off to more promising start in 2012 than last year

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Granted, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is only two races into a 36 race schedule, but so far in 2012 Greg Biffle is off to a much better start than he experienced in what proved to be a disappointing 2011 campaign. In both the season opener in Daytona and the follow-up race in […]

Ambrose offering hope for Richard Petty Motorsports

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Australian native Marcos Ambrose came to Camping World Truck Series in 2006 from a road course based form of racing in his homeland. And for the first several seasons in which he competed in each of the three top levels of NASCAR, the likable driver was considered a road course ace who was […]

Crew Chief Darian Grubb keeps on winning

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

By Richard Allen
Much was made of the news at the end of last season when Tony Stewart announced that his Stewart-Haas Racing organization would be relieving crew chief Darian Grubb of his duties at the end of the campaign. As it turned out, Grubb led Stewart’s #14 team to five wins over the course of […]

Starting lineup for Sprint Cup in Phoenix

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

POS
CAR
DRIVER
MAKE
SPONSOR
SPEED
TIME
BEHIND

1
55
Mark Martin
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
136.814
26.313
Leader

2
14
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet
Office Depot / Mobil 1
136.126
26.446
-0.133

3
78
Regan Smith
Chevrolet
Furniture Row / Farm American
135.998
26.471
-0.158

4
48
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet
Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools
135.583
26.552
-0.239

5
42
Juan Montoya
Chevrolet
Target
135.547
26.559
-0.246

6
39
Ryan Newman
Chevrolet
Wix Filters
135.491
26.570
-0.257

7
16
Greg Biffle
Ford
3M Commercial Graphics
135.074
26.652
-0.339

8
29
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet
Rheem
135.014
26.664
-0.351

9
20
Joey Logano
Toyota
The Home Depot
134.998
26.667
-0.354

10
5
Kasey Kahne
Chevrolet
Farmers Insurance
134.771
26.712
-0.399

11
31
Jeff Burton
Chevrolet
Wheaties
134.615
26.743
-0.430

12
18
Kyle Busch
Toyota
M&M’s Ms. Brown
134.564
26.753
-0.440

13
11
Denny Hamlin
Toyota
FedEx Office
134.499
26.766
-0.453

14
9
Marcos Ambrose
Ford
Stanley
134.449
26.776
-0.463

15
22
A.J. Allmendinger
Dodge
Shell / Pennzoil
134.278
26.810
-0.497

16
15
Clint Bowyer
Toyota
5-hour Energy
134.268
26.812
-0.499

17
47
Bobby Labonte
Toyota
Kingsford / Scott Products
134.058
26.854
-0.541

18
43
Aric Almirola
Ford
Smithfield “Allez cuisine”
134.048
26.856
-0.543

19
51
Kurt Busch
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
133.939
26.878
-0.565

20
27
Paul Menard
Chevrolet
Tarkett / Menards
133.814
26.903
-0.590

21
1
Jamie […]

Slippery Phoenix track could favor drivers with dirt experience

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
Friday’s practice sessions for the Sprint Cup Series at the Phoenix International Raceway revealed one very clear fact. The track’s recently paved surface is very slippery as several cars spun or brushed the outside wall after loosing grip.
Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth briefly lost control of his Ford and slapped the wall. At […]

What does the future hold for Dodge, Petty?

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By Richard Allen
 
On Thursday afternoon, Penske Racing announced that in 2013 they will compete under the banner of the Ford Motor Company. The organization owned by billionaire businessman and racing entrepreneur Roger Penske plans to house two Sprint Cup teams for drivers Brad Keselowski and A.J. Allmendinger out of its North Carolina shop. There is […]

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