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Let’s All Go Over to Dover — NASCAR Preview

Blake Smith is here with this weeks ...

Weekend Preview: AAA 400

            After a dominating victory in last week’s race at New Hampshire, Denny Hamlin and competitors remain in the northeast for this weekend’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, who currently leads series standings, hopes to make a sweep of the Delaware races this weekend as he tries to repeat his June victory.

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NASCAR to New Hampshire for Spring Cup Series Sunday

Moon here, along with my buddy Blake Smith, all set for Sunday's second race in the Sprint Cup Series, the Sylvania 300. Here's Blake's analysis with a little from Fox News tossed in.

Following a somewhat controversial pass for the win during last weekend’s Geico 400, the drivers and teams on the Sprint Cup Series head northeast to Louden  for this weekend’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. This will be the tours second stop at the “magic mile” this season. Kasey Kahne and the #5 team scored their 2nd victory of the season back in July.

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NASCAR Preview – in Chicago it’s the Geico 400

After a drama and rain-filled Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond, the 12-driver field for the “Chase for the Championship” was decided in the wee hours of Sunday morning...

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A Special 9/11 RACETALK Tonight At 7pm From Show-Me’s

A very special Racetalk tonight as we pay tribute to 9-11 and all of our heros in our community... Tim Brey with Kentucky Speedway will be on hand 7PM at Show-Me's Towne Square Mall in Owensboro...

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Last Race Before Championship Begins – NASCAR Preview

Moon here with Blake Smith's review of the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Ever since the season-opening, Daytona 500 fans have heard drivers and teams talk about the “Chase for the Championship.” After 25 races, the touring series will make their 26th and final stop of the regular season, Saturday night in Richmond, Va. At the conclusion of Saturday night’s 400 miles, the field of 12 drivers will be set to battle for the cup.

Before we preview Saturday night’s race and the Chase, it has been a busy week for announcements in the Sprint Cup Garage. Last Friday, it was announced that Martin Truex, Jr. has re-upped with Michael Waltrip Racing and Napa Auto Parts for a 3-year contract extension.

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Missed Last Night’s RACETALK? Listen Here! [AUDIO]

Thanks to everyone who came out to Show-Me's in Towne Square Mall last night. If you haven't made it to Show-Me's yet, you need to do so - we are "Live" every Tuesday night at 7:00pm! In case you missed some of the great audio from last night's show, we have it for you right here!

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WBKR NASCAR Preview – Advocare 500

Following an exciting race at Bristol on Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will stay in the Southeast for this Sunday night’s Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the 1.5 mile track held it’s first NASCAR event in 1970 where Fireball Roberts won the race from the pole position. The track was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990.

It has been reported this week that Martin Truex, Jr. has agreed to a contract extension with Michael Waltrip and primary sponsor, Napa Auto Parts. A press conference that will include the unveiling of the 2013 paint scheme is scheduled for Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The details of the extension will also be announced on Friday.

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WBKR NASCAR Preview – Irwin Tools Night Race 500

Here's Blake Smith's analysis of this weekend's fun. After an exciting race at Michigan, the top 3 NASCAR touring series convene again this weekend at the newly revamped Bristol Motor Speedway. In the weeks following Brad Keselowski’s March victory, track promoter Bruton Smith decided to change the track configuration to the “old Bristol” after fans voiced their opinion of the racing at the half-mile speedway.

 

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NASCAR Cup Race Preview – Pure Michigan 400

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Pure Michigan 400

After a weekend of both left and right turns, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make their 2nd visit of the season at Michigan International Speedway, the sight of this weekend’s event. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be trying to defend his title at Michigan after going to victory lane in the June event.

Last week’s winner, Marcos Ambrose set a qualifying record at the 2-mile oval in June with a speed of over 203 MPH. Since then, drivers and teams have returned to the track for a Goodyear tire test where NASCAR tested and developed a new tire for this weekend’s event. Speeds are expected to be slower this weekend due to the tire compound change and wear on the track’s repaved asphalt. Can he make it two in a row? Marcus told Fox News, “We really got a good shot at it there. We have to really concentrate on car speed”.

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WBKR NASCAR Preview – Finger Lakes 355

My NASCAR-covering buddy, Blake Smith is here and has his analysis of this week's NASCAR Cup Series race. With a tiny bit of help from the Moonster.

After an exciting and shortened Pennsylvania 400, Jeff Gordon found himself in victory lane for the first time in 2012. Gordon, who has had his share of bad luck and bad finishes this season finds himself  in the  second and final wild card position headed into this weekend’s race at Watkins Glen. Although there are still four races before the Chase for the Championship cut off, Gordon seems to be surging at the right time. Gordon, who has 9 road course victories, is Blake’s pick for victory lane on Sunday.

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Lightning Kills a NASCAR Fan at Pocono

After a rain shortened the Pocono 500 declaring Jeff Gordon the winner, tragedy happened when lightning struck the car of a 41-year-old Pennsylvania man who was either in or around his car...

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Tricky Triangle — Pocono NASCAR Preview

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Pennsylvania 400 by Blake Smith and Moon Mullins

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make its 2nd trip of the season to the “Tricky Triangle” at Pocono in Long Pond, Pennsylvania for this weekend’s Pennsylvania 400. Joey Logano visited victory lane back in June after a late race battle with veteran, Mark Martin. This will also mark the 2nd trip since it was repaved during the off season.

Drivers and teams have had a busy week following Sunday’s race at the Brickyard. 28 drivers and teams visited the Michigan Speedway for a tire test on Monday. Top speeds at the end of the straight-aways topped 210 MPH with average speeds of 195 MPH. Tony Stewart took a break from the track and put developmental driver, Danica Patrick in his #14 Chevrolet in Monday’s test session. Danica continued her week of bad luck at the Brickyard when she made contact with the wall in the 2nd turn, early in the test session.

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