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Apr 21
Sunday

Trash on Grille Puts Damper on Patrick’s Day

GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 25th after Unscheduled Pit Stop Midway through Race Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 25th/25th (Running, completed 265 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 25th (154 points, 157 out of first, 86 behind 10th) Winner: Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Danica Patrick saw a potential top-15 finish go away due to a poorly placed piece of trash and finished 25th in the STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was in the top-25 on lap 164 when she radioed to crew chief Tony Gibson that her engine was running hot. A quick check of the grille on Patrick’s Chevrolet reveled that much of it was covered by a piece of trash picked up somewhere along the 1.5-mile oval on a windy day. A quick attempt to suck up behind the car of Jeff Gordon to remove the debris was unsuccessful. So Gibson ordered Patrick to pit road before the engine overheated and expired. It took mere seconds to pull the trash off the grille. But the damage was done as Patrick returned to the track in 31st place, two laps behind the leaders. “We started out pretty good, but we just got tight in the second half of the race,” Patrick said. “We had a tire rub at one point and issues with the splitter from some contact we made. The trash on the grille was what really hurt us today. The temps went way high, and we had to pit to pull it off. That put us two laps down. It’s disappointing because I think we could have had a much better finish with the Go Daddy Chevy, but it’s one of those things that’s out of our control. The pit crew was awesome, I think they did a 12.1 (second stop), which I didn’t even think was possible. They did great today.” Gibson was disappointed with the finish but managed to look at the positives. “She did a great job, and it was definitely a top-15 car,” Gibson said. “We made improvement and the pit stops were good, but you can’t do anything about the trash on the grille. It’s just one of those things we just can’t control. That’s just part of it. But the bright side is that we finished again and got a lot of laps in, and we made some improvements and made a lot of gains. I felt like today was a positive day.” Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Code 3 Associates Chevrolet SS for SHR, finished 14th, while Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for SHR, finished 21st. Matt Kenseth won the STP 400 to score his 26th career Sprint Cup victory, his second of the season and his second at Kansas. Kasey Kahne finished .150 of a second behind Kenseth in the runner-up spot, while Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-five. Brad Keselowski, Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola, Mark Martin and Paul Menard comprised the remainder of the top-10. There were eight caution periods for 40 laps, with 10 drivers failing to finish the 267-lap race. With round eight of 36 complete, Newman leads the SHR contingent in the championship point standings but dropped one spot to 17th. He has 200 points, 111 back of series leader Johnson and 40 behind 10th-place Paul Menard. Stewart moved up one spot to 21st in the standings and has 181 points, 130 out of first and 59 behind Menard. Patrick also moved up one spot and is 25th with 154 points, 157 behind Johnson and 86 away from Menard. Eighteen races remain before the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins Sept. 15 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Only the top-10 drivers in points are locked into the Chase. Positions 11 and 12 in the Chase are wild cards, awarded to the two drivers between 11th and 20th in points with the most wins. In the event of multiple drivers having the same number of wins, a driver’s point standing serves as the tiebreaker. Patrick, who is competing for Rookie of the Year honors against Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished 14 spots behind Stenhouse, who placed 11th. The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule is the Toyota Owners 400 Saturday, April 27 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT, with live coverage provided by FOX beginning with its pre-race show at 7 p.m. GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 25th after Unscheduled Pit Stop Midway through Race Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 25th/25th (Running, completed 265 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 25th (154 points, 157 out of first, 86 behind 10th) Winner: Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Danica Patrick saw a potential top-15 finish go away due to a poorly placed piece of trash and finished 25th in the STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was in the top-25 on lap 164 when she radioed to crew chief Tony Gibson that ... FULL STORY »

Stewart’s Cold Streak Continues in Cold Kansas

Tony Stewart - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Driver Finishes 21st in STP 400 Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 18th/21st (Running, completed 266 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 21st ... FULL STORY »

2013 NSCS STP 400 Q&A with Driver Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.- Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed qualifying at Kansas and at other tracks, the fast speeds at Kansas, on meeting other drivers’ daughters, her influence, and more. DANICA PATRICK: “I’d like to lead-off with everything that’s been in ... FULL STORY »

Danica Patrick – Three Time Zones

2013 Danica Patrick - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 17, 2013) – Since leaving Texas Motor Speedway after Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile oval, Danica Patrick has been a bit of a jet-setter. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for ... FULL STORY »

Tony Stewart – Sprint Cars Seed Sprint Cup Success

No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing for three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, which features an updated paint scheme that debuts this weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography for True Speed Communication) KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (April 17, 2013) – Tony Stewart’s success in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is well known. Three Sprint Cup championships. Forty-seven Sprint Cup victories. Fourteen Sprint Cup poles. One hundred and seventy four top-fives and 283 top-10s in ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Newman – Getting Involved to Help the Cause

2012 NSCS Ryan Newman - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 17, 2013) – When a natural disaster strikes, coordinated efforts between architects, construction crews, local residents, individuals and volunteer groups focus their energies on recovery and rebuilding. Getting the area functioning as it was before the devastation ... FULL STORY »

Timing is Everything for Newman at Texas

Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, leads a group of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Timely Caution Helps Quicken Loans Driver Score 10th-Place Finish Date: April 13, 2013 Event: NRA 500 (Round 7 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 31st/10th (Running, completed 334 of 334 laps) Point Standing: 17th (169 ... FULL STORY »



Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Patrick Battles Ill-Handling Car at Texas
Posted 04.14.13
GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 28th; Remains 26th in Sprint Cup Points Date: April 13, 2013 Event: NRA 500 (Round 7 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mil oval) Start/Finish: 42nd/28th (Running, completed 331 of 334 aps) Point Standing: 26th (135 points, 134 out of first) Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick Suiting-Up - Photo Credit: Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR
2013 NSCS NRA 500 Q&A with Driver Danica Patrick
Posted 04.12.13
DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Texas Motor Speedway and discussed her experience at Texas Motor Speedway, last weekend’s run at Martinsville Speedway and other topics. THIS IS A TRACK YOU HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AT IN VARIOUS FORMS OF RACING.  HOW MUCH ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Ryan Newman (Quicken Loans) in Car - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ryan Newman Riding the Roller Coaster into Texas
Posted 04.10.13
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 10, 2013) – Although his 2013 results have varied from week to week, Ryan Newman is feeling optimistic not only about how his season is going, but also his chances of improving at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth this weekend, a racetrack where he doesn’t necessarily ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart in Car - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Tony Stewart – A Wildcat in Boomtown
Posted 04.10.13
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (April 10, 2013) – In 22 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Tony Stewart has scored a pole, two wins, six top-fives, 12 top-10s and led 727 laps. The 1.5-mile oval has been a stout venue for Stewart, who first ran ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, poses with crew chief Tony Gibson - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images
Danica Patrick – The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You
Posted 04.09.13
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 9, 2013) – Of all the tracks Danica Patrick has competed at, she is most associated with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. In seven Indianapolis 500 starts, Patrick finished in the top-10 six times, including a third-place result in 2009, the best finish ever for ...FULL STORY »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, piys during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 7, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jamey Price/Getty Images
Patrick Delivers Impressive Drive at Martinsville
Posted 04.07.13
GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 12th at Half-Mile Oval in Southern Virginia Date: April 7, 2013 Event: STP Gas Booster 500 (Round 6 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526-mile oval) Start/Finish: 32nd/12th (Running, completed 500 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 26th (119 points, 112 out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet on Track - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images
Stewart 17th at Martinsville
Posted 04.07.13
Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Driver Endures Up-and-Down Day in STP Gas Booster 500 Date: April 7, 2013 Event: STP Gas Booster 500 (Round 6 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526-mile oval) Start/Finish: 26th/17th (Running, completed 500 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 22nd (135 points, 96 out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 7, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Newman’s Strong Run Thwarted by Flat Tires
Posted 04.07.13
Tough Breaks Prevent Repeat Victory at Martinsville Date: April 7, 2013 Event: STP Gas Booster 500 (Round 6 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526-mile oval) Start/Finish: 10th/31st (Running, completed 492 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 23rd (134 points, 97 out of first) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Ryan Newman had ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2013 in Fontana, California. -- Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
2013 NSCS STP Gas Booster 500 Q&A with Driver Tony Stewart
Posted 04.05.13
TONY STEWART, NO. 14 RUSH TRUCK CENTERS/MOBIL 1 CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Martinsville Speedway and discussed the first practice session, blocking and other topics.   HOW WAS YOUR PRACTICE? “Not very good so far.  We are just struggling to make the car do what we want it to ...FULL STORY »


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