HARD HIT OVERSHADOWS RACE

POCONO, P.A. _ While Greg Biffle was able to score the win on Sunday in Pocono, it was a scary wreck involving Elliott Sadler was the biggest story emerging from the day. The incident showed the success of safety innovations implemented by NASCAR, but also called into question those lacking at the Pocono Raceway. With weather approaching and the laps ticking away, the action on the track heated up and the racing in the middle of the pack began to intensify. As Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya ...

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BIFFLE WINS ONE FOR JACK

Team owner Jack Roush may be recovering from this week's plane crash, but Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle gave the 'Cat in the Hat' plenty to smile about Sunday afternoon in Pocono. In a wild and lengthy 500-mile event, Biffle was able to capitalize on a two tire call from crew chief Greg Erwin late in the race to get out front and in clean air when it mattered most. Biffle snaps 64-race skid to win one for recovering Roush (AP) ...

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GIBBS OFFERS HIS THOUGHTS ON FINE

POCONO, P.A. _ Less than a week after learning his driver Denny Hamlin was hit with a fine for questioning NASCAR’s decision to throw debris cautions on the social networking site Twitter, team president J.D. Gibbs spoke with Jay W. Pennell about the penalty and his reactions. “We knew pretty early on,” Gibbs said of the penalty. “My thing was just make sure, it wasn’t so much his ideas or his thoughts, so much as how he communicated them. I think was the big ...

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THE SECRET TO NASCAR’S BABY CRAZE

Add Jeff Gordon to the long list of expecting NASCAR fathers this summer. In the last few weeks Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya have been showered with baby gifts thanks to their own new editions. Summer is a popular time for NASCAR babies: Matt Kenseth (July 2009) and Gordon (first child June 2007) with a Sam Hornish baby on the way.  If you turn back the clock nine months, all these drivers were in Homestead, Fla. for the last race of the season. What makes Southern Florida so sexy ...

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NEWMAN & STEWART HAVE CONFLICTING STORIES

The controversy over NASCAR’s decision to secretly fine drivers Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman has raised many eyebrows. Few drivers know the details of what took place and those that do are saying very little. NASCAR, of course, is saying nothing at all.As if things were not complicated enough already, our own Jay W. Pennell reports on Frontstretch.com that Newman and team owner Tony Stewart seem to have their stories mixed up.  To make matters worse, when asked to clarify their commen ...

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