Late Fuel Issues Cost Keselowski Shot At Win
NASCAR Fans Marvel Over 2013 NSCS Dodge Charger
Brad Keselowski and teammate A.J. Allmendinger each faced separate fueling system woes at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It cost at least one Penske driver a shot at victory. Brad Keselowski was charging for the lead and in second position during a restart on lap 250 with event winner Tony Stewart when his race fate changed drastically. When Keselowski mashed the throttle his fuel system did not respond forcing the driver to the garage where a fuel cell change was required. He would lose nine laps to the leader and finish 32nd. Teammate A.J. Allmendinger suffered similar fueling woes twice that forced him to the garage for repairs. When repairs were completed, he was 29 laps off the pace. He finished 37th.
2013 NSCS Dodge Charger Revealed At Las Vegas
In front of a standing-room only crowd inside Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Neon Garage, SRT executives unveiled the 2013 Sprint Cup Series Dodge Charger dropping the jaws of the NASCAR community and rival OEMs by its production-inspired sibling. SRT CEO Ralph Gilles was joined by NASCAR President Mike Helton and members of the SRT Motorsports Engineering and design team during the ceremonies. The reveal was a crescendo to a near 36-month project that was heralded by NASCAR executives, teams and race fans.
NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS)
Sam Hornish Jr. scored his second consecutive top-10 finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with a hard fought ninth-place finish Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He remains sixth in the series championship standings, 33 points behind leader Elliott Sadler. Brad Keselowski appeared to have the only car capable of challenging for the victory, leading once for 27 laps and building up a lead of nearly three seconds at one point. His hopes for victory ended on lap 130 when he ran out of fuel. Keselowski was credited with a 23rd-place finish.
Heavy rain at "The World Center of Racing" was the story for Round 10 of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series at Daytona International Speedway. Track conditions and bad luck ended Dodge rider Josh Hansen's night early. Failing to qualify for the Main Event in Heat 1 after riding off-course, Hansen looked for the automatic transfer in the Last Chance Qualifier. Just like in his heat race, Hansen was punted on Lap 1 while charging for the lead forcing him to the muddy Daytona dirt. He finished 20th. Hansen's DNQ ended a nine race streak of Main Event berths.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be idle until March 31 when the series visits Martinsville Speedway for a 250-lap event on the .533-mile track.