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Daytona’s Coke Zero Promises Fun Racing Saturday Night

Get ready for restrictor plate and tandem racing. We check in with our NASCAR and Hank Jr. fan, Blake Smith, for this week's review.

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Coke Zero 400

 After a hot steamy weekend in the bluegrass state, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads south to the birthplace of speed, Daytona, for this Saturday night’s event.

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WBKR NASCAR Preview – Quaker State 400

For the 2nd year in a row, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be making a stop in the Bluegrass state for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. In last year’s inaugural Quaker State 400, Kyle Busch piloted his #18 M&M’s Toyota to victory lane in front of a near sold out crowd. It has been a busy week in NASCAR and I am going to recap this week’s events and  preview this weekend’s race.

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Danica Patrick In New Miranda Lambert Video?

 

Miranda Lambert took to Twitter on Wednesday to let the world know she was filming the video for her latest single and a personal favorite of mine, "Fastest Girl In Town". Now, who's more fitting for a role in that video than Danica Patrick? Well, Between Danica and Miranda, I can't imagine who else should be!

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Back In Victory Lane!!! [VIDEO]

I've been a big fan of Dale Jr. for many years, and I was very excited to see him win at Michigan International Speedway on Father's Day. It took him 143 races to get it done, but I knew it was coming sooner or later. Way to go Dale Jr!!!

Wanna see the last 2 laps of the big win?

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Danica Patrick Bids Goodbye To Sexy Image

It's no secret Danica Patrick's foray into full-time Nationwide and Sprint Cup racing hasn't been the most prosperous. However, a marketing/image change is happening off the track for the 30-year-old rookie.

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NASCAR Cup Race Moves to Michigan

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Quicken Loans 400 

For the second time in a row, drivers face a repaved track and for the second week in a row, NASCAR drivers and teams arrived at the speedway two days early for a test session. Cars took to the Michigan International Speedway on Thursday for the first of the week’s 2 test sessions. Mark Martin led the morning test session with a speed of 201.089 MPH while Tony Stewart led the afternoon session with the fastest speed of the day, 201. 896 MPH. Like last week’s venue at Pocono, the Michigan track over gone a repaving during the off-season.

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Pocono Shortens Track for This Year’s Race — NASCAR Preview

Big week in racing. A shorter race, a legend passes and a Busch is suspended. Here's Blake Smith's review of Sunday's action.

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Pocono 400

Since the inaugural race in 1974, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been visiting the Pocono Mountains. Nestled in the “honeymoon capitol of the world” is the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway. The NASCAR Cup Series will be making their 14th stop of the 2012 season this Sunday for the Pocono 400, 10 miles shorter than last year.

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Win Quaker State 400 Tickets with Moon and Chad

Exiciting Sprint Cup action returns to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30th with the Quaker State 400.  And Moon and I have your chance to win tickets for the next two weeks on The WBKR Waking Crew.  Tune in each weekday from 6am to 9am for your chance to snag tickets.  If you win, you'll not only see the biggest names in NASCAR compete, you'll also get to hear one of the biggest stars in country music!  Wanna know who it is??

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NASCAR’s Monster Mile is Ready to Grab Somebody!

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action is Sunday on WBKR and wbkr.com.  Let's check in with our NASCAR expert Blake Smith for a preview.

WBKR NASCAR Preview: FedEx 400

NASCAR drivers and teams have left the friendly confines of the Charlotte hub and head north for Sunday’s  FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR cup series began visiting Dover in 1969, when Richard Petty took his famed #43 car to victory lane in the inaugural race. Since then, there have been 84 Sprint Cup Series races at the 1-mile concrete oval.

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Sunday’s Indy 500 Will Be Missing Two Familiar Faces

Sunday's Indianapolis 500 won't be the same for a couple of reasons. Last year's winner, Dan Wheldon, tragically died last October as the result of a collision in a race in Las Vegas. And one of the sports biggest draws will be driving, but in a totally different series. Danica Patrick will miss this year's Indy 500 for the first time since her rookie year in 2005, which ironically is the same year Wheldon won his first 500.

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All Star Drivers Lineup in Charlotte Saturday

WBKR NASCAR Preview: The Sprint All-Star Challenge by Blake Smith

With a 36-week racing schedule and limited off time, drivers and teams look forward to the three Charlotte-based events each season. This weekend’s All-Star Challenge, formerly known as the Winston, marks the first of these weeks for the 2012 season. The format for the All-Star Challenge has changed but the level of excitement on Saturday night will be just as high!

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Dare you Darling to Go to Darlington — NASCAR Cup Race Saturday Night

WBKR NASCAR Specialist Blake Smith Previews the Bojangles’ Southern 500, Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. on WBKR.

Since 1950, NASCAR’s top division has been visiting the historic South Carolina track known as The Lady in Black. This weekend will mark the series’ 109th visit to the 1.366 mile oval. Even though there have been 108 races at the speedway, there have only been 45 different winners.

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