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Nascar Profile: Martin Truex Jr

by Ronald A. Rowe September 22nd, 2016
Martin Truex Jr. began his racing career on the Kart circuit at age 11.  By 18 he was driving modifieds.  In his early twenties he joined NASCAR and spent two seasons on the Nationwide Series.  Two seasons, and two championships, later, he was ready to move on to the
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NASCAR Profile: Kasey Kahne

by Ronald A. Rowe September 15th, 2016
Kasey Kahne won the same number of races in NASCAR's Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series in 2011 -- one. Of course, he ran a full slate on the Sprint Cup circuit and only entered one Truck Series race all year. He finished 14th in the Cup Standings for the season.

Kahne had never driven in a closed-wheel racing league prior to joining NASCAR's Nationwide series in 2002. After just two years on the junior circuit, Kahne moved up to
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NASCAR Profile: Clint Bowyer

by Ronald A. Rowe> September 8th, 2016
Clint Bowyer was the thirteenth driver in Sprint Cup points in 2011, just his sixth year running full-time on the circuit. Since his rookie debut in 2006, Bowyer has consistently been among the top drivers on the circuit.

Bowyer finished 17th in his rookie campaign, which was his worst year to date. In his subsequent season, Bowyer made the Chase and finished 3rd. In 2008 he paired up a 5th place finish in the Sprint Cup series with a Nationwide
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  • Driver Profile: Ryan Newman

    by Ronald A. Rowe September 1st, 2016
    Ryan Newman had an excellent season in 2011.  He won just one race, the fifteenth of has career, but he was consistently around the front of the pack with nine Top 5 and 17 Top 10 finishes.

    As is the case with many of the top drivers in NASCAR, Newman started his racing career young, although Newman was even younger than most.  His first recorded quarter midget race was at
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  • NASCAR Profile: Jeff Gordon

    by Ronald A. Rowe August 25th, 2016
    Like many of the NASCAR greats, Jeff Gordon started racing at an early age. He began running in short track races at 5 years old. He became the youngest USAC licensed driver in history at 16. At 19 he was the youngest USAC Midget Champion ever. A year later he was named the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year.

    In what could later be viewed as a symbolic changing
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  • NASCAR Profile: Dale Earnhardt Jr

    by Ronald A. Rowe August 18th, 2016
    Dale Earnhardt Jr is year in and year out among the most popular NASCAR drivers. His standing with the fans is in no way proportional to his success on the track. Good season or bad, fans continue to adore Dale Jr.

    Earnhardt drives the iconic #88 National Guard / Amp Energy Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. You may have heard that Earnhardt's father, Dale Sr., was a pretty good racecar driver
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