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Amanda Vincent
Bowling Green, KY
experienced NASCAR writer
Interests: NASCAR, University of Kentucky Basketball
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On Thursday, NASCAR released its schedule for the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint. The event is a new addition to the three-day NASCAR Acceleration Weekend to be held Jan. 20-22 in Charlotte. The Preview will consist on driver appearances, show cars on display, racing simulators, games, prizes and other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Last week, NASCAR revealed the top-10 moments of the 2011 race season, as voted on my members of the motorsports media. The results are as follows: 10. Last year's top rookies follow up with series championships Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rebounded from a tumultuous start to his rookie Nationwide campaign of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Friday that 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Darian Grubb will be the crew chief on the No. 11 Cup team of driver Denny Hamlin in 2012. He will replace Mike Ford, who was fired earlier this week. "I'm thrilled to join Joe... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Richard Childress Racing announced on Wednesday that ARCA Racing Series driver Tim George Jr. will compete in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for RCR in 2012. He’ll drive a No. 2 truck in those events. “Tim has shown a great amount of improvement, running in the ARCA Racing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Joe Denette Motorsports announced on Wednesday that 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Max Gresham will join the organization to drive a No. 24 truck in the Camping World Truck Series and compete for series Rookie of the Year honors in 2012. “It’s an honor to team up with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization Ricky Benton Racing announced on Tuesday that veteran crew chief Jason Overstreet has been named crew chief of the No. 92 truck team for 2012. Overstreet will also serve as team manager for RBR. “We are very excited to have someone of Jason’s caliber... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday that Mike Ford has been released from crew chief duties on the No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. The No. 11 car is driven by Denny Hamlin. “Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates what Mike has done for our organization over the past... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Monday that Brian Pattie has joined the team to serve as crew chief for the No. 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team with driver Clint Bowyer, beginning in 2012. He actually started working at MWR on Dec. 1. “Michael Waltrip Racing is an up-and-coming team,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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According to the Charlotte Observer’s website on Sunday night, Kurt Busch has been fired from Penske Racing. At the time of the report, there was no official report of Busch’s release, but the Observer story claimed having numerous sources. Busch had a tumultuous 2011 season that included behavior that came... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Following a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season that produced three race wins, a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a fifth-place finish to the season for the driver/crew chief pairing of Brad Keselowski and Paul Wolfe, car owner Roger Penske worked out multiple-year contract extensions for both... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night, series title sponsor Sprint announced that it had extended its agreement with NASCAR to be the title sponsor of the Sprint Cup Series through 2016. “I could not be more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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NASCAR honored its 2011 Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, on Friday night in its annual awards banquet at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Stewart is the first owner/driver to win the Cup title since Alan Kulwicki was champion in 1992. He’s also the first driver not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series annual awards banquet in Las Vegas may not be until Friday night, but several awards were handed out on Thursday during the NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at the Bellagio. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was revealed as the Sprint Cup Series' Most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization ThorSport Racing announced on Tuesday its plans to switch from Chevrolet to Toyota. ThorSport, the longest-tenured team in the Truck Series, had a 16-year relationship with Chevrolet that dated back to the team‘s entry into Truck Series competition in 1996. We’d like to thank... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Turner Motorsports announced on Monday that former Red Horse Racing driver Miguel Paludo has joined the organization to drive one of its trucks in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2012. It’ll mark Paludo’s second full-time season in the series. Paludo will join fellow-Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. and James... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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On Monday, Richard Childress Racing announced that Drew Blickensderfer had been hired to serve as crew chief of the No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2012. The No. 31 car is driven by Jeff Burton. “I’m excited about the move to RCR and the opportunity to help lead... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Steve Adddington, who resigned as crew chief on the No. 22 team of Penske Racing and driver Kurt Busch last week, was announced as the new crew chief on the No. 14 team of Stewart-Haas Racing for that organization’s co-owner and driver Tony Stewart. Addington replaces Darian Grubb, who was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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NASCAR announced on Friday that Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch has been fined $50,000 for his behavior last Sunday during the Ford 400 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch was cited for violation section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing -- inappropriate hand gesture, abusive language) of the 2011... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
Earlier this week, NASCAR released the 2012 schedule for the Camping World Truck Series. While a couple races have been added -- one at Rockingham Speedway and a second date at Iowa Speedway -- the race docket is scaled back a little for next year. Instead of the traditional 25... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Several competitors in the NASCAR Camping World Series were honored on Monday at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami in a joint Nationwide Series/Camping World Truck Series awards banquet. Two different Truck Series champions were honored. Austin Dillon was crowned the champion driver, making him the youngest-ever champion in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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One of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Michael Waltrip Racing will not only get a new driver in 2012, it’ll also get a new number. Mark Martin was named driver of the formerly-numbered 00 car for 2012 and 2013, replacing David Reutimann. On Wednesday, MWR announced that the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series organization, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, announced on Tuesday that it has hired Chris Heroy to work as crew chief on the No. 42 team with driver Juan Montoya in 2012. “We are very excited to bring Chris into the organization and to have him work with Juan,”... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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Richard Childress Racing recently announced personnel changes at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level in preparation for 2012. Shane Wilson, crew chief on the organization’s No. 33 team with driver Clint Bowyer in 2011, has been moved to the crew chief position on the No. 29 team with driver Kevin... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
NASCAR announced on Tuesday that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Jack Smith, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR competition because of substance abuse, citing section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and section 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2011 rule book. Smith competed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com
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After a couple of seasons atop the pit box for Penske Racing’s No. 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team with driver Kurt Busch, Steve Addington has parted ways with the organization. After a two year stint working as crew chief for Busch’s brother, Kyle Busch, and the No. 18 Sprint... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at MTRMedia.com