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Michael Races and Can Biffle Hold off Junior? NASCAR CUP Race Tightens at Talladega

Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Denny Hamlin are 1-2-3 in the current standings. Where will they be after Sunday? Blake Smith is here with a review of  WBKR's NASCAR Cup Talladega Race Preview: Aaron’s 499.

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Dennis Bickmeier, Richmond International Raceway
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Historic Tracks for NASCAR and ARCA this Weekend

Our buddy Blake Smith is here and he's looking forward to two historic tracks hosting races this weekend.

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Greg Biffle
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Greg Biffle Leads as Kansas Speedway Welcomes NASCAR

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour rolls into Kansas City for this weekend’s STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. The track, which opened in 2001, will be holding its 2nd annual Spring cup race at the 1.5 mile oval. NASCAR expert Blake Smith is here with a preview.

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WBKR NASCAR Saturday Night: Samsung Mobile 500 from Texas Motor Speedway

Howdy NASCAR fans! Blake Smith here. It’s time to pull out your spurs and cowboy hats. NASCAR is headed to Texas for this weekend’s Samsung Mobile 500. This weekend’s event will be the first points event of the season that will be held under the lights.

This will mark the 23rd visit that NASCAR’s elite touring series has made to the 1.5 mile oval, just outside of Fort Worth. Only 4 drivers have competed in all 22 events thus far. This short list of drivers includes the inaugural race winner, Jeff Burton. The 3 other drivers are Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Texas native, Bobby Labonte.

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WBKR NASCAR Cup Preview: Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Sunday

Our resident NASCAR expert, Blake Smith, is here with a look at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Race.

The drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will visit one of the series’ oldest venues, Martinsville Speedway. Martinsville has hosted NASCAR’s elite series since the inception of the series in 1949. At .526 miles, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the circuit. Martinsville Speedway can be best described as 2 long drag-strips connected by 2 sharp turns. Some drivers compare the driving style at Martinsville to the style and finesse a driver uses at a road course.

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California Speedway Robert Laberge
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NASCAR – WBKR Preview: Auto Club 500 Sunday

Checking in with our NASCAR expert, Blake Smith for a peek at Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

For the first time since 1986, the first 4 races have produced 4 different manufacturers in victory lane. Brad Keselowski gave the Dodge brand their first victory of the season in last weekend’s Food City 500. The Sprint Cup Series makes the trek to the east coast for this weekend’s Auto Club 500 in Fontana, California for the 5th race of the 2012 season.

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Dodge and NASCAR — Looking Good

"If You Unveil It, They Will Come…Hopefully"

 

 

-- Blake SmithWhile NASCAR’s top series were in "Sin City" over the weekend, Dodge unveiled their 2013 Dodge Charger for the Sprint Cup Series. The Dodge brand re-entered NASCAR’s top series in 2001, after a thirty year absence from NASCAR. The Mopar initiative was led by team owner and legendary crew chief, Ray Evernham. The brand entered 2001’s Daytona 500 with 10 entries, none of which are currently aligned with the Dodge brand. Entering the 2012 Daytona 500, where were 3 Dodge Chargers. These cars were the 2 of Penske Racing and the single car team of Robby Gordon.

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My 1 Year Old Saying Dale Jr. Too Cute [VIDEO]

Well if you don't know by now I am a big Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan, he's off to a promising start in the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season hope he keeps it up and bring his fans a win this year, because it has been over 130 races since he has seen a victory. My little girl is 1 year old and probably the youngest Dale Jr. fan out there, check out this video of her saying his name sooooo cute!

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Phoenix International Raceway
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Daytona Nights and an Arizona Drive – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heads for Phoenix

Our NASCAR expert, Blake Smith is back with a look at this week’s activity and Sunday’s race.

After 2 rain postponements and an unexpected fire, Matt Kenseth and the Best Buy team found themselves in victory lane hoisting the Harley J. Earl trophy, just after 1 AM on Tuesday morning. For the first time in its 54 year history, the Great American Race was postponed due to Mother Nature. Drivers and teams waited for a day and half to get the green flag. If you ask most team owners, they agree they could have spent that in the shop preparing for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.

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No Waltrips in Daytona 500 Since 1972 — NASCAR is on WBKR

After an accident in Thursday’s first Dual race, it was determined that for the first time since 1972, there will not be a Waltrip in Sunday’s Daytona 500. This will be a bitter-sweet moment for Waltrip fans and Owensboro residents alike. Although Michael Waltrip will not be piloting a car in Sunday’s race, he will be joining his brother Darrell, in the TV broadcast booth for the race. This combination is sure to be entertaining for race fans! Two Owensboreans in a TV booth! Danger.

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Getty Images Frank Ramspott
Getty Images Frank Ramspott
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NASCAR is BACK!

I don't know about you but I'm ready for another great season of NASCAR! The Bud Shootout is this Saturday night 8pm Eastern time on Fox and on your radio on 92.5 WBKR. We'll see if Tony Stewart can win 2

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Danica Patrick and the NASCAR Drivers are Geared Up and Ready for 2012 [Video]

WBKR brings you the NASCAR Sprint Cup series again this year in our exclusive (for this area) arrangement with MRN and PRN. The guys at performance Racing Network have their website loaded with interviews and background info. Daytona is just days away! Here's the Cup Schedule:

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