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Martin Truex Jr.: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Mon, 2013-02-18 01:00
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Michael Waltrip/Rob Kauffman
Team Name: 
Michael Waltrip Racing
Manufacturer: 
Toyota
Sponsor: 
NAPA
Driver Rank: 
15
Car Number: 
56
Crew Chief: 
Chad Johnston

2013 Spin
In theory, Martin Truex Jr. should be smiling broadly about 2012. For the first time in five years, he was an actual points contender throughout the 26-race regular season, and he easily qualified for the Chase — a feat improbably matched by his Michael Waltrip Racing teammate, Clint Bowyer. Truex grabbed a pole at Texas and nearly tripled the number of laps he led over the year before. Peaking in a contract year, he also announced an extension that keeps him in the seat of the No. 56 Toyota, with NAPA Auto Parts on board through 2015.

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Previews, predictions and stats for Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 56 team

Jeff Burton: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15 00:01
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Richard Childress
Team Name: 
Richard Childress Racing
Manufacturer: 
Chevrolet
Sponsor: 
Caterpillar/Cheerios
Driver Rank: 
16
Car Number: 
31
Crew Chief: 
Luke Lambert

2013 Spin
If it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, then Jeff Burton should be feeling pretty good. After a dismal 2012 (only six top 10s), the driver and Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team have several things going for them in 2013 — including a new presence on top of the pit box.

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Kevin Harvick: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15 00:01
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Richard Childress
Team Name: 
Richard Childress Racing
Manufacturer: 
Chevrolet
Sponsor: 
Budweiser/Jimmy John's/Rheem
Driver Rank: 
17
Car Number: 
29
Crew Chief: 
Gil Martin

2013 Spin

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Previews, predictions and stats for Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 team

Joey Logano: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15 00:01
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Roger Penske
Team Name: 
Penske Racing
Manufacturer: 
Ford
Sponsor: 
Shell Pennzoil
Driver Rank: 
18
Car Number: 
22
Crew Chief: 
Todd Gordon

2013 Spin
If you’ve earned the nickname “Sliced Bread,” as in the best thing since…, at some point you have to start living up to it on the racetrack. For Joey Logano, whose racing talent has been highly touted since he was too young to race in a NASCAR-sanctioned series, 2013 marks a second chance to prove it. It’s a critical point in his career, as the 22-year-old leaves Joe Gibbs Racing, the only stock car team he’s driven for, and takes the wheel for Roger Penske.

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Previews, predictions and stats for Joey Logano and the No. 22 team

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15 00:01
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Jack Roush
Team Name: 
Roush Fenway Racing
Manufacturer: 
Ford
Sponsor: 
Best Buy/Zest/Fifth Third Bank
Driver Rank: 
19
Car Number: 
17
Crew Chief: 
Scott Graves

2013 Spin
There was no shortage of hyperbole from Roush Fenway Racing during a pair of announcements last season about the future of the team’s No. 17 Ford.

First, there was the use of the word “historic” in describing Matt Kenseth’s former ride. Then, the team tossed out “championship-caliber” when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was formally announced as the team’s newest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.

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Jamie McMurray: 2013 NASCAR Driver Profile

Release Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15 00:01
Driver Profile Year: 
2013
Owner: 
Chip Ganassi/Teresa Earnhardt
Team Name: 
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Manufacturer: 
Chevrolet
Sponsor: 
McDonald's/Cessna
Driver Rank: 
20
Car Number: 
1
Crew Chief: 
Kevin "Bono" Manion

2013 Spin
The fact that Jamie McMurray joined teammate Juan Pablo Montoya in missing yet another Chase for the Sprint Cup last year wasn’t exactly a surprise for interested observers. NASCAR has never been so dominated by a few elite, top-tier teams — a classification Earnhardt Ganassi Racing certainly doesn’t hold — and McMurray has long been one of the sport’s good guys who has never fully emerged as a championship contender. It’s just not expected.

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NASCAR Drivers Race To Bathroom (VIDEO)

Sometimes you just gotta pee
<p> Dale Earnhardt Jr and Brad Keselowski race to the bathroom during Daytona crash break.</p>

During Monday's bizarre Juan Pablo Montoya crash that left drivers waiting around for a couple of hours, two drivers kept racing…sort of. Dale Earnhardt Jr and Brad Keselowski both made a mad dash for the Port-o-Potty at the Daytona track. There was some drafting and a little bumping along the way before Earnhardt nudged out Keselowski. 

Juan Pablo Montoya Crash Makes for Crazy Daytona 500 (VIDEO)

Driver crashes into jet dryer, sparking massive fire
<p> Driver crashes into jet dryer, sparking massive fire</p>
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Although Matt Kenseth took home the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 last night, most spectators will be talking about the bizarre crash involving driver Juan Pablo Montoya. The crash took place while under caution when Montoya crashed into a jet dryer filled with about 200 gallons of jet fuel. The collision sparked a massive fire that scorched the track and delayed the race for more than an hour. 

Daytona 500 Start Time Re-Set, But Still Unlikely

The Great American Race is Still Dealing with Rainy Conditions
<p> The Great American Race is Still Dealing with Rainy Conditions.</p>
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UPDATE, MONDAY, 10:20 am: NASCAR President Mike Helton has just announced that the race has again been rescheduled. The green flag is set to drop at 7 pm ET.

 

2012 NASCAR Preview

The Daytona 500 cranks up the Sprint Cup season on Sunday.
<p> 2012 NASCAR Preview</p>
2012

by Matt Taliaferro

The Daytona 500 will kick off another exciting NASCAR season on Sunday, as Tony Stewart tries to defend his Sprint Cup title against many worthy adversaries. The Budweiser Shootout was exciting last weekend with Kyle Busch winning in thrilling fashion, and Carl Edwards will start on the pole for the Great American Race. From the pages of Athlon Sports Monthly, here’s our 2012 NASCAR preview.

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