Race Blog

All of the chatter about flux at Richard Childress Racing doesn't have Jeff Burton flustered. There were rumors about Paul Menard not returning to the No. 27 in 2014 (he is) and RCR has not announced a driver to replace the departing Kevin Harvick in the No. 29. The common belief is that Jeff Burton's contract is up after this season to drive the No. 31 - but not so fast, he says.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

The Scoop: The wine in victory lane could not have tasted sweeter for anyone that Martin Truex Jr. Sunday. His win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway broke a 218-race winless streak just shy of his 33rd birthday (Saturday).

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

The Scoop: Greg Biffle notches career Cup win 19, career Cup Michigan win four, and the 1000th NASCAR victory for Ford Sunday. "The Biff" capitalized on a gruesome day for Hendrick Motorsports that saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lose an engine after leading, Kasey Kahne cut a tire and crash while leading, and Jimmie Johnson (who had led earlier) cut a tire and hit the wall while chasing the leader Biffle in the closing laps.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

The Scoop: Jimmie Johnson wins 3rd race of season, winning from the pole at Pocono Raceway. Pretty much, the lead only changed during pit road sequences, tough Ryan Newman (finished 5th) gained track position and the lead by not pitting at one point. The only real passing was during restarts, but the tepid action during the race was not a total surprise. Johnson led 128 of the race's 160 laps.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull