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Daytona International Speedway: Mark Martin Tops Sprint Cup Qualifying – Starting Lineup

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Mark Martin will lead the field to green Saturday night under the bright lights of Daytona International Speedway. Martin turned a lap of 182.065 mph around the 2.5 mile Superspeedway to earn his 50th career pole. Surprise Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was on the provisional pole until the 53 year old veteran knocked him […]

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Kurt Busch Earns First Career Road Course Win in a Temper Filled Race

June 26, 2011 1 Comment

Kurt Busch earned his first win of the 2011 season on Sunday in a wreck filled, 110 lap race at the winding track in Sonoma, California. Busch started in the 11th position and wasted no time pushing his Dodge Charger to the front, taking the lead on lap 13, immediately silencing anyone questioning his chances […]

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Pocono Raceway: Jeff Gordon Shifts His Way to Second Victory in 2011

June 12, 2011 No Comments

Jeff Gordon earned his 84th career victory on Sunday, tying him for third all-time with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip. Gordon led 39 laps on Sunday to win the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway, tying him with Bill Elliott for the most wins (five) at the 2.5 mile “Tricky Triangle.” The victory is the […]

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Pocono Raceway: Kurt Busch Captures Second Straight Pole; Third Straight for Penske Racing

June 11, 2011 No Comments

Kurt Busch was able to capture his second straight pole on Saturday despite having to go to a backup car after a wreck in final practice. Busch lost control and slammed the outside wall, forcing his team to make a quick switch before Saturday’s qualifying. Busch’s late qualifying run in the new qualifying format benefited […]

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Brad Keselowski Stretches Fuel to Earn Second Career Sprint Cup Victory

June 5, 2011 No Comments

Brad Keselowski took a risk on Sunday, stretching his fuel tank for the final 57 laps to win the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. The win comes one week after Keselowski won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 and just one day after his teammate, Kurt Busch, won the pole for Sunday’s race. Pole-sitter, Ku. […]

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Kevin Harvick Silences Junior Nation Once More in 2011, Winning the Coca-Cola 600 in the Last Turn

May 29, 2011 No Comments

Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 after a bizarre turn of events, where the packed grandstands saw fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. lose the lead in the last turn of the 400 mile race. Harvick has only led nine laps in his three wins and twice, he has won at the expense of Earnhardt Jr. […]

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Darlington Raceway: Kasey Kahne Sets Record Lap and Wins Pole for SHOWTIME Southern 500/Starting Order

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Kasey Kahne earned his first pole of the 2011 season and broke the track record in doing so. Kahne ran a lap of 181.254 mph, besting the record set by Jamie McMurray last season (May 8, 2010). The pole is the 21st of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career and fourth at Darlington Raceway. His last pole […]

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Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway: Jeff Gordon Wins Pole in Historic Fashion

April 16, 2011 No Comments

Jeff Gordon captured his 70th career pole Saturday morning, breaking the tie with Cale Yarborough and taking over sole position of third on the all-time pole’s winner list. Richard Petty with 123 poles and David Pearson with 113 are the only two drivers ahead of Jeff Gordon. Gordon will be surrounded by Hendrick teammates coming […]

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