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JEWKES TO LEAVE NASCAR FOR SR. MANAGEMENT ROLE AT AMB GROUP

 
NASCAR today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer  Brett Jewkes has accepted a senior management position with Atlanta-based AMB Group, LLC, the investment management and support services arm of Arthur Blank’s family of businesses, and will leave his role at NASCAR following Ford Championship Weekend.

CP MOTORSPORT - GORDON GRABS MONUMENTAL MARTINSVILLE WIN

Jeff Gordon punched his ticket to Homestead with a victory Sunday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. The four-time Sprint Cup champion will go into the final race of his career with a chance to win his fifth championship. 

Gordon was put in the position to notch his ninth career win at the Virginia short track after the leader Joey Logano was taken out by Matt Kenseth. Logano led a race high 207 laps but finished 42 laps down in 37th place following the apparent retaliation between the pair earlier in the race. 

CP MOTORSPORTS: TOM HIGGINS: GIVEN THE HISTORY, THE LOGANO/KENSETH DUST-UP HAPPENED AT THE RIGHT PLACE

 

Clay Earles parked his car alongside U.S. 220, got out and sighed with resignation. Before him was a briar patch that looked more intimidating than any he ever had seen. 

He mumbled an expletive and waded into the tangled mess, which was thick with thorns.
 
Within only a few feet Earles, then 33, was forced onto hands and knees, following a path probably worn by rabbits, 'possums and other critters.

Bouchard roared across the finish line about two feet ahead of Waltrip.

CP MOTORSPORTS: MARTINSVILLE VICTORY REVIVES CRAFTON’S TRUCK SERIES TITLE HOPES

Matt Crafton has competed full-time for 11 years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, winning the championship the past two seasons.

That background paid dividends in Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway for the 39-former mechanic from Tulare, California.

CP MOTORSPORTS - LOGANO CONTINUES HOT STREAK, WINS POLE AT MARTINSVILLE

It would be hard to find anyone in any position who had a better month of October than Joey Logano had driving the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford. The 25 year old won all three races of the Contender round of 12, which is arguably the hardest round of the new Chase format. 

He also closed out October in dominant fashion, too. 

Logano was the fastest driver in Friday's early practice session translated his speed in practice to the top spot in Friday afternoon's qualifying for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

CP MOTORSPORTS - LOUIS BREWSTER: WHY ARE THE RATINGS DIPPING?

Random thoughts about the NASCAR Chase and wondering why television ratings keep dipping. Surely, pro football telecasts aren't that much better and don't have nearly the suspense.

CP MOTORSPORTS – MONTE DUTTON: BLOCKERS AND JAMMERS

    

With the way the Sprint Cup champion is determined, controversy is inevitable. Mayhem is inevitable. This is as NASCAR intended.

Dr. Francenstein -- "It's Frahncensteen!" -- created this monster. So what if the villagers are now storming the castle with torches? (See Frankenstein, Young.)

The great problem with NASCAR having brackets -- and FanDuels -- is that everyone hangs around. When the Green Bay Packers face the New York Giants, no one else competes with the two teams. There are no Seattle Seahawks running on the field to make tackles.

CP MOTORSPORTS - TOM HIGGINS: AND YOU THOUGHT SUNDAY HAD A TALLADEGA MOMENT

 

Among all the fantastic finishes at Talladega Superspeedway, one forever will remain especially surprising and thrilling.

It happened in 1981 at the track then known as Alabama International Motor Speedway.

Rookie Ron Bouchard – “A Massachusetts Yankee In King Richard Petty’s Court” – stunned NASCAR followers everywhere by edging savvy veterans Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte to win a three-abreast charge to the checkered flag in the Talladega 500. 

Bouchard roared across the finish line about two feet ahead of Waltrip.

CP MOTORSPORTS: EARNHARDT FALLS ONE SPOT SHORT AT TALLADEGA

NASCAR drivers refer to restrictor-plate races as high-speed chess matches, but the grandmaster of the pressurized game came up one move short Sunday afternoon.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. entered the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Speedway needing a victory to advance into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
With textbook high-speed driving, Earnhardt, Jr. accomplished the first part of his mission by leading a race-high 61 laps.

CP MOTORSPORTS – ALLEN GREGORY: PETERS MASTERS THE DRAFT AT TALLADEGA AGAIN

Timothy Peters developed his racing skills on short tracks around his hometown of Danville, Virginia.

Judging from his recent success at Talladega Superspeedway, Peters has learned some tricks to the mind-bending mystery of restrictor-plate racing.

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