By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C.–For Denny Hamlin, Thursday night’s qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway felt like a victory–and it came from pushing his car to the absolute limit. Hamlin, who missed four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season because of a compression fraction to his first lumbar vertebra, took advantage [...]
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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service DARLINGTON, S.C.—High speeds seem to suit Kurt Busch. A day after driving an IndyCar at 218 mph during rookie orientation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway—and he did so [...]
By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Matt Kenseth did no favors for old friends Friday at Kansas Speedway. With a track-record lap at 191.864 mph (28.145 seconds), Kenseth knocked former Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards off the provisional pole at the 1.5-mile intermediate track and held the top starting spot for Sunday’s [...]
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. — So what else is new? Jimmie Johnson, who won last fall’s race at Martinsville Speedway from the top starting spot, continued his mastery of the paper-clip-shaped track during Friday afternoon’s time trials.
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.