Found May 19, 2012 on Fox Sports:
As if there was any doubt Jimmie Johnson is an all-star. Johnson drove the No. 48 Chevrolet to first place at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night. The five-time Cup champion claimed his third all-star race and the $1 million prize. Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Johnson, Kenseth, Keselowski and Earnhardt Jr. won the events four segments, which earned them the top-four positions heading into mandatory pit stops before the final 10-lap dash. Carl Edwards, who won last year, had his hopes of repeating quashed early. He suffered a blown engine on Lap 25 and was done for the night. A blown engine also ended the race for points leader Greg Biffle, who exited his the No. 16 car after it filled with smoke on Lap 69. Johnson took Segment 1, grabbing the lead on Lap 15. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin and Biffle. Kenseth, the Daytona 500 winner, passed Hamlin on Lap 37 and claimed Segment 2. Keselowski edged Kasey Kahne for Segment 3. NASCAR officials had to go to the TV replay to determine the winner. Earnhardt Jr. was third, followed by AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose. Earnhardt ran away with Segment 4. Ambrose was second followed by Allmendinger, Kahne and Jeff Gordon. Earnhardt Jr. and Allmendinger won their spots in the field by finishing 1-2 in the Showdown, raced prior to the all-star event earlier in the day. Junior led the entire 40 laps of the Showdown. Meanwhile, Bobby Labonte made the field by winning the fan vote. The top five drivers receiving votes -- in alphabetical order -- were Allmendinger, Earnhardt Jr., Labonte, Joey Logano and Martin Truex, Jr.

Junior dominates, makes all-star race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't need help from the fans to make the field for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Earnhardt Jr. turned in a dominating performance in the Sprint Showdown to snare a spot in the elite field on Saturday. AJ Allmendinger, who overcame a flat tire shortly before the green flag, finished second in the race and will also move into the all-star field. "...

Villeneuve will drive two races in the #22

Brad Keselowski will turn over the drivers seat of the #22 Discount Tire Dodge to Jacques Villeneuve for two road course races this season. Villeneuve will drive the Penske powered car at Road America and at Circuit Gilles Villeneve in Montreal. The accomplished open wheel driver has made a handful of appearances in the Nationwide Series. Last season he drove the #22 car at Road...

NASCAR and Twitter Partner to Bring Fans Closer to the Sport On Race Day

  During a red flag delay in the Daytona 500, Brad Keselowski set Twitter afire by tweeting a picture from inside his parked race car. Some people speculated that NASCAR might fine Keselowski for his actions, but no such fine was forthcoming. Now we can see that NASCAR is serious about embracing social media. NASCAR and Twitter announced on Friday a unique digital partnership...

Justin Lofton holds off Keselowski for first Trucks win

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Team Chevrolet All-Star Race Recap

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NASCAR: Justin Lofton Earns First Career Truck Series Victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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People Don’t Think You’re An Athlete Because You Drive A Car? Fight Them

Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt and nephew of “Not As Intimidating But He’s In Jeans Commercials” Dale Earnhardt, Jr., races on the Rolex Sports Car Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Starting this Tuesday, he’s pulling a Bo Jackson and becoming a two-sport athlete: Jeffrey (or as I like to call him, “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.*...

Drivers expect chaos in premier event

It's that time of year again. Time to keep fans on edge. Time to work to perfectly time the winning move. Time to see how aggressive a huge purse can make a group of otherwise gentlemanly competitors. Time to see who gets crashed in the battle for the lead. How far is too far for a driver to go in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night? Apparently, there is no...

ALL-STAR: Earnhardt Jr. Wins Showdown

Dale Earnhardt Jr., AJ Allmendinger advance to Sprint All-Star Race...

TRUCKS: Lofton Scores First Victory

Justin Lofton outruns Brad Keselowski for Charlotte win...

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