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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Martin Truex Jr.
NASCAR continues to work on improving its on-track product, an endeavor chairman Brian France takes so seriously he plans to attend Monday's test at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart got a new crew chief Tuesday as both Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush Fenway Racing reorganized their competition departments.
Championship contender Matt Kenseth posted the fastest speed during final practice for NASCAR's season finale.
NASCAR President Mike Helton believes the series took appropriate action against those involved in a cheating scandal before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
When NASCAR drivers gathered in Las Vegas last year to celebrate the end of the season, Jeff Gordon thought Clint Bowyer's rage toward him might have eased in the two weeks following an on-track spin and an off-track melee between their crews.
Martin Truex Jr. had his spot in the Sprint Cup championship taken away and lost his ride for next season after NASCAR determined his team manipulated the finish of a race to get him there.
Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of "Duck Dynasty" to his displeasure with people who text while driving.
Jeff Gordon got into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when NASCAR made an unprecedented move to expand the playoff field to 13 drivers after the controversial ending at Richmond.
The Associated Press has learned that Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA.
Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase.
Clint Bowyer slid out of his No. 15 car in the parking lot of BB's Lawnside BBQ, just south of downtown Kansas City, and greeted good buddy Guy Fieri with a hearty handshake.
These are strange times are in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
Michael Waltrip Racing is still seeking a sponsorship boost from 5-Hour Energy.
Brian France didn't expect to spend his 10-year anniversary as chairman of NASCAR sorting through the biggest credibility crisis in the sport's history.
The penalties levied after the Sept. 7 race at Richmond, where NASCAR said Michael Waltrip Racing deliberately manipulated the race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase, sent a clear message to the garage, he said: No more orders to benefit a teammate.
"It was unfortunate the way everything happened obviously. We never saw it coming. It is one of those things that was definitely unprecedented in the sport we've never seen before. I hate that I had to be a part of it," Truex said. "As unlucky as I got at Richmond a month or two ago, I got just as lucky when this deal turned up."