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Archive for November 2011

Race of His Life: Stewart Chased Edwards, History

A couple of important things to remember about long shots is that first, in order to win, they must have very good aim, and second, they generally have to deal with the issue of low expectations. At times, it seemed that NASCAR fans, who have enjoyed watching Stewart excel for years, had more faith in him than he had in himself. But he has acquired his reputation for toughness legitimately, and when the going required it, he came through.

Adversity can’t stop Stewart from winning 3rd Cup title

Tony Stewart’s quest for a third title was derailed early when contact with debris—of origin unknown—punched a hole in the grille of his No. 14 Chevrolet the size of a small saucer. Stewart fell to 40th in the running order, while his crew made repairs under caution on Lap 17.

Keselowski wins at Homestead as Stenhouse clinches Nationwide title

Brad Keselowski held off a furious charge from new series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the final lap to secure his fifth victory of the season and the 17th of his career.

Giving Thanks For NASCAR Now And Next Year

Speaking of good guys, I am thankful for Jimmie Johnson. His five-year consecutive reign will end on Nov. 20, but for the past half decade the articulate, urbane champion has helped NASCAR make tremendous strides in changing its public perception from also-ran to frontrunner. What a class act.

Dillon Wins Truck Title Despite Valiant Run By Race Winner Sauter

Austin Dillon is the first driver in series history to win the rookie of the year title in his first full season and the series championship the following year.

Stewart Wins 4th Chase Race, Trims Edwards’ Lead to 3

With his fourth victory in the Chase and the 43rd of his career, Tony Stewart put a dent in runner-up Carl Edwards’ series lead, scoring maximum points (48) to trim Edwards’ advantage from eight to three points with two races left in the season.

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