By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif. — Denny Hamlin edged Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, but of the three top qualifiers, Hamlin will be the only driver starting at or near the front of the field.
Staff Report, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – The sprint format of the Toyota 120 suited Abraham Calderón just fine. Given 75 laps to get it done, the 24-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico, jumped out front early and paced the field en route to his first career victory on an historic night for the NASCAR Mexico [...]
By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Starting first is certainly no guarantee of an excellent finish, but Danica Patrick’s pole-winning run Sunday is likely to mean big box office for Daytona International Speedway. Patrick ran the third-fastest qualifying speed at Daytona in the restrictor-plate era (196.434 mph) to edge Jeff Gordon [...]
By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Don’t think for a minute that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers haven’t thought through the ramifications of the new 2013 qualifying rules — particularly as they apply to the Daytona 500.