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Earnhardt Jr. Ends Long Win Drought

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ends a 143-race drought by winning the Michigan 400 on Sunday. His non-winning streak spanned four years.


Matt Kenseth Wins 2012 Daytona 500

Matt Kenseth captured the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career.

Rain moves Daytona 500 to under the lights – Feb 27, 2012 – NASCAR.COM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona 500 is going prime time — weather permitting.

One day after being postponed by weather for the first time in its long history, NASCAR’s biggest race was moved under the lights by more persistent rain that continued in the area Monday morning. The hope had been for the Daytona 500 to go green at 12:13 p.m. ET, but it soon became clear that the elements would not cooperate. Shortly after 10 a.m., series and track officials announced the event had been rescheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

via Rain moves Daytona 500 to under the lights – Feb 27, 2012 – NASCAR.COM.


Daytona 500 Delayed

The Daytona 500 has been delayed until Monday due to weather. The start time for the race will be noon ET.

Homestead comeback completes Chase comeback

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart won the biggest game of winner-take-all in the history of NASCAR racing.

Rebounding from a succession of setbacks, Stewart took the checkered flag in Sunday’s rain-interrupted Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the Sprint Cup championship in a tiebreaker over race runner-up Carl Edwards.

via Homestead comeback completes Chase comeback – Nov 20, 2011 – NASCAR.COM.

via Homestead comeback completes Chase comeback.

Busch fined, put on probation for Texas actions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch $50,000 and placed him on probation until Dec. 31 for his actions during the Nov. 4 Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR took immediate action, parking Busch for the remainder of Friday night’s event and maintaining the parked position for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. On Monday, the parking directive was lifted by NASCAR.

In issuing Monday’s penalty, NASCAR went on to say that “if during the remaining NASCAR events in 2011 there is another action by the competitor that is deemed by NASCAR officials as detrimental to stock car racing or to NASCAR, or is disruptive to the orderly conduct of an event, the competitor will be suspended indefinitely from NASCAR.”

via Busch fined, put on probation for Texas actions – Nov 07, 2011 – NASCAR.COM.

Patrick to Drive in 10 Sprint Cup Races in 2012

via Patrick to Drive in 10 Sprint Cup Races in 2012 – YouTube.